Strengthen Your Lungs – Recipes and Resources

As we face Coronavirus, which is a respiratory illness, I thought I’d repost some information about the lungs. Did you know that in TCM, the lungs and large intestine form a yin and yang pair? They work together as a team. . Peak Function/Hours: Lung: 3-5 am – Ever wake up during that time short…

4 Mindset Shifts to Help you Through a Layoff

Layoffs are part of everyday life in the current economic climate. A layoff, or reduction in force, is about business need, not employee performance. This is one of the hardest things to endure and reconcile. Feelings can range from anger to grief and everything in between. I’ve been laid off. I’ve laid people off. In…

Kitchen Tools – The Foundation

You don’t need a lot of stuff or to spend a lot of money to outfit your kitchen. A lot of these items you can find at Target, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Ross, Marshalls and of course Amazon. Also, many other retailers have sales. My suggestions for a good set up to start: 🔪A knife…

Meridians (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

What are meridians? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM), there are 12 major paired meridians, that correspond with organs in the body. They are paired as yin/yang (you can think of this more like a front/back or up/down). Yin is feminine, dark and cool and yang is masculine, sun and light. They are energy “superhighways” that…

Mental Health/Mental Wellbeing

QUESTION – your health World Mental Health Day Do you know if stress is affecting your mental health?  Let’s just go with yes, it is. Do you know how it’s showing up and trying to get your attention?  Read on! Feel like you can’t just snap out of it? Trying to lose weight and can’t?…

Meditation

Do you meditate? Meditation is a way to transform the mind by training and engaging in mental exercise such as focusing on your breath or a mantra, to create self awareness. It is not about becoming a better person. It’s been proven with science that ⁣meditation actually grows the grey matter of the brain. That…

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…

(Sauer)Kraut

(Sauer)Kraut If you’re not putting (sauer)kraut on your avocado toast, what are you even eating? It’s become one of my recent faves. Not only is it so f***ing delicious, but it’s also really good f***ing for you. Sauerkraut, or kraut for short, is a type of fermented cabbage, made popular in Germany, but is thought…

Nori

Nori Nori is is a paperlike seaweed that is known mostly as that which wraps delicious sushi rolls like a little nutritious blanket. The nori we eat is a red algae that cut and dried for culinary purposes and is a little nutrient dense wonderkind. Seaweed is a true superfood as it contains protein and…

Mango

🥭Mangos🥭 Who else has a hard time cutting mangos? Yeah, they’re a pain in the 🍑to cut, but they sure do make up for it with their nutrient density. They may be hard to get through, but once you do…They’re pretty much a superfood. Same. Mangos are high in Vitamin C, which is good for…