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Posts tagged nutrition

you’re not sick – you’re starving

Bet that got your attention.  It sure did get mine, when I saw it as the title of an online article. How can that be, you ask?  We live in one of the richest nations on the planet, we throw away (to our shame) great quantities of uneaten food.  Most of us (and by no […]

i have no time for this

Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older, but I find there are things that I just don’t want to waste my time on any more.  Guilt is one of them.  If ever there was a more useless emotion, I’m unaware of it.  It gets in the way of doing the right thing, makes me feel […]

it just keeps getting weirder

A friend came to me for treatment last week.  She has struggled with health issues for as long as I’ve known her, going to doctors, getting a diagnosis, dutifully doing what they tell her, not getting better.  Repeat, and repeat again. She’s got a new diagnosis, which seems to encompass all her symptoms, and as […]

all soup, all the time

This is a reprint of a post from early 2014.  I got inspired to share it with you because I’m just making my first ever batch of nettle soup.  That’s right, soup made from that plant that stings and causes a rash.  Why?  Because it’s nutrient dense, and supports the Liver and Lungs which is […]

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 […]

building your immunity

Dr. Mao Shing Ni has this to say about our immune systems: ‘Think of your immune system as the National Guard coming to the rescue during times of grave danger – whether it’s a threat from the outside or a disaster on the inside’.  I just love that quote. We tend to see our immune […]

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 […]

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 […]

congee queen, watermelon junkie

I started studying Chinese Nutritional Medicine in January, and decided to start, you know, experimenting with it on myself.  I wanted to lose some weight, and, as we were heading into summer, I really wanted to find a way to not have swollen ankles all summer long. I learned that the Spleen Official is, among […]

We are what we eat

We are what we eat.  This statement is becoming more and more profound as I study Chinese Medicine Nutrition.  It covers not only what passes our lips and enters our bodies; it also has to do with how we prepare our food and how we eat it.  We pay loads of attention to it on […]