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Health Tips

Our Congee Calling

Written for the Acupuncture professional, this article was published in the July 2019 edition of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine journal. Our Congee Calling By Karen M Taylor, L.Ac. In today’s fraught political climate and frenzied pace of life, Americans are experiencing increased levels of worry and stress. The New York Times recently reported, […]

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Cool off with congee

Summer is not the best time for cooking huge feasts over a hot stove. No, this is the time of year to keep it simple and spend some time outside soaking up all that glorious daylight. Enter congee, the easiest, most hydrating meal that boosts metabolism and improves digestion. It’s great waking up to breakfast […]

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Escape to your island paradise in the morning.

Summer is a wonderful time to eat congee for breakast. Yes, even if it’s warm outside, your digestion will thank you for this perfect fast-breaking feast. Nothing to cook over a hot stove. No baking to heat up the place. Slow-cooked breakfast, ready on summer mornings when you wake up, is the perfect way to […]

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Red Mushroom Medley Congee Nourishes Blood

If you know me at all or have been following the Breakfast Cure story, then you are aware of how I love Chinese medicine with my heart and soul. I’m continuously humbled by the wealth of ancient knowledge and how this wisdom can be applied to the most modern concerns and always sheds a brilliant […]

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Top 5 Breakfast Pitfalls and How to Easily Avoid Them

If you’re new to Breakfast Cure then you need to know about the most common breakfast pitfalls and how to avoid them. A few moments can save you from any hassles. The Top 5 Breakfast Pitfalls are: No plan for easy, healthy breakfasts. Not enough nourishing food available at home that’s ready to go in […]

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Blueberries for your Liver in Springtime

I’ve noticed that our culture is not very focused on the liver. Where is it? Most don’t even know. What does it do? Why do we care? When I was living in France during my junior year of high school, I was aware of how many folks would bring up their liver in casual conversation. […]

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Do you need a gentle soothing cleanse?

You probably already know that fiber is necessary for healthy and regular elimination, but did you know that water plays an equally important role in that process? It’s important to consume enough water along with that fiber in order to plump it up and soften it. That way the food moves easily through the intestines, […]

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How to relieve menopause symptoms with Breakfast Cure

Have you wondered what inspires Breakfast Cure recipe creation? There is always a different answer because each flavor has a unique spark. This year, I really needed something that would chill me out! Why, you ask? I turned 50 this year. I was experiencing the heat which often accompanies menopause. That sweating just doesn’t stop […]

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Reaching for Our Roots to Heal Digestion

Acupuncturists Embrace the Healing Power of a Simple Traditional Therapy I’m very excited to share an article with you that was just published in Acupuncture Today. Written for acupuncturists who may not be tapping into the power and wisdom of our traditions, I explore some of the reasons ancient wisdom is the key to healing […]

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How to Boost Metabolism with 5 Simple Steps

To make energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”) for ourselves, we must breathe air into our Lungs and be able to digest food in our Stomach. Out of air and food we make Qi, our animating life-force. The understanding of Qi is one of the main ways that medicine and thought in Asia contrast with our […]

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