Cupping

What is cupping? You’ve seen people sporting those cool red marks on their bodies, and you’ve wondered wtf it is, wtf it does and why the f they do it? I love it and it is usually part of my weekly acupuncture routine. Cupping is a therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) in which heated…

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) that involves an acupuncturist, someone who goes through intense schooling and certification, inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points (350!) along the meridian lines on the body, to various depths. The goal is to balance the energy…

Citrus – Doctrine of Signature

Doctrine of Signature – Citrus You may be thinking to yourself “boobs!” If you are, you’re not wrong. And I’m not gonna tell you to get your mind out of the gutter. Mine is perpetually there. Just know the doctrine of signature asserts that citrus fruit is good for your tatas as they not only…

Dark Leafy Greens – An Overview

Dark Leafy Greens There is quite a debate as to which is the most nutrient dense and which one is the darling of the health moment. Spinach, arugula, kale, collards, Swiss chard, cabbage, romaine, bok choy. There are numerous choices. Bottom line, they’re all good for you, with the exception of those on blood thinners…

Eye Health

Eye Health Do you think the eyes are the window to your soul? I do. They’re also windows into your health. In Chinese Medicine, each part of the eye corresponds with a different organ. What you eat can drastically affect the health of your eyes, including the interior parts you can’t see. Macular degeneration, a…

Ethiopian Food

Ethiopian Food Have you ever tried it? Let’s just say, it’s absolutely one of my favorites. It fills me with such joy because there is so much to eat, which is a favorite past time. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or carnivore, there’s plenty to eat and plenty to share. It’s fun, communal and you eat…

Cacao Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Cacao Nibs

Cacao Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Cacao Nibs I made dessert for breakfast again, so clearly I’m over here living my best life and ending the week of C on a high note. This was the perfect treat after a kick ass yoga class this am. Cacao – has many nutritional properties, long story short,…

Ears

Ears – Mushrooms Have you ever noticed that a sliced mushroom resembles a human ear. WHAT? I know, so insane. The doctrine of signatures asserts that mushrooms aid in the improvement in hearing. The cool factor doesn’t end there. In Chinese Medicine, the ear is related to the kidney (yin) and bladder (yang) channels. Mushrooms…

Broth v Stock – Do You Know the Difference?

Broth or Stock – Do you know the difference? . 🥕Broth is a liquid made from vegetables and/or meat and sometimes bones, that has been simmered for 2 hours or less and strained. . 🍗Stock” is a liquid that has been simmered for longer periods of time and will contain bones. . 🍖Bone broth” is…

Avocado

Avocado In my humble opinion, the delicious avocado is a sex symbol of the food world. This fatty fruit is extremely versatile and appeals to many. You’ll see it in a myriad of ways: draped sexily across toast, blended into a smoothie or even chocolate mousse, and a classic guacamole. The list goes on. It…