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Posts tagged food as medicine

Cabbage!

This is a re-post from 2012 because I’ve had a number of patients recently who either didn’t know about this, or who did know about it forgot to use it on recent injuries.  Everybody’s doing lots more outside things now, so keep a head in your refrigerator first aid kit. ~ k If you’ve been […]

all soup, all the time

Last week, about the time I hit the 35th iteration of my dissertation on the value of soup, I thought ‘I’ve got to write this up.  Then I can just hand it out!’  Every week my patients seem to present me with a different theme, and last week’s was definitely about eating in a way […]

optimizing autumn

In the Chinese Medicine calendar, autumn starts on August 2nd, and peaks at the equinox, gradually declining in energy from then on as winter energy grows.   It’s the time of year when plants get rid of anything that is not essential to survive, and animals (including human animals) start preparing for less activity by storing […]

it’s resolution time!

We’re almost through the season of indulgence – all those holiday meals and parties and bowl games with unlimited noshing.  All of which lead to a mostly grim determination to restore balance by ‘going on a diet’.  Am I right?  Hands up everyone out there who is going to make losing weight a New Year’s […]

Cabbage!

This is a re-post from 2012 because I’ve had a number of patients recently who either didn’t know about this, or who did know about it forgot to use it on recent injuries.  Everybody’s doing lots more outside things now, so keep a head in your refrigerator first aid kit. ~ k If you’ve been […]

i’m so excited

The first class on Food as Medicine is tonight, and I’m so excited about this I can hardly stand it.  I’ve been prepping for weeks.  Yesterday’s work just about made my eyes bleed.  There’s so much information to share; I’m not sure any of us will be able to walk and talk after the class. […]

rethinking food, part 1b

I’ve been working hard to get ready for the class I’m teaching on Chinese Medicine Nutrition.  Learning how to see food differently, looking at language I use all the time in a different way, revisiting the basic principles of Chinese medicine, has been, well, mind blowing.  So many things to share with my patients and […]