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Cooking with Salty and Bitter Foods to Prepare for the Winter Season
Food & NutritionSeasonal Health

Preparing for Winter with Warming Foods

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each of the five seasons (Spring, summer, late summer, autumn, and winter) is associated with a specific element. As fall begins …

Mindful Eating for Our Bodies As the Seasons Change
Food & Nutrition

Green Kale Fruit Cinnamon Smoothie

I recently came across this recipe on YogaPeach.com as I was looking for some new food options as we enter the warmer months. Small bunch …

A Delicious Soup au Pistou Recipe for Late Spring and Early Summer
Food & Nutrition

Soup au Pistou Recipe

This soup is great for late spring/early summer. You can substitute vegetables based on whatever is seasonal at the time. You could also substitute other …

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety Using Acupuncture, Herbs, Diet, and Lifestyle Changes
AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety the Natural Way

Despite the bright, hopeful energy of springtime, many people may find themselves suffering from moodiness, frustration, and anxiety, as these feelings are tied to the …

Nourishing Our Organs with Balanced, Tasty Foods
Food & Nutrition

Scrumptious Spring Recipe

Since spring is rapidly arriving, I thought a light and clean nutritious salad would be fun to pass along and experiment with. The recipe offers a good mix of sweet and sour.

The Many Benefits of Black Beans and Their Efficacy in Promoting Fertility
FertilityFood & Nutrition

Yet another reason to love black beans

In Chinese medicine, the Qi, or energy, of the Kidney system is vital to reproduction, and fertility enhancement often begins with the Kidneys. For this …

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