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Topic: Acupuncture

What Foods Make the Best Diet for Kidney Yang Deficiency?

Food is one of the most important tools for warming and building Yang, the animating energy of our organs and systems. Because we eat multiple times a day, it’s very simple, easy, and effective to use warm and warming foods to nourish our Kidneys and our Yang energy. Have you ever wondered what foods make […]

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Protect Your Wind Gates

Sometimes the best thing you can do to stay well is to listen to the advice you’ve heard from elders your entire life.  There are acupuncture points on your upper back called “Feng Men,” which means wind gate. This entire area is considered to be vulnerable to pathogens that can ride in on the wind. It’s […]

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Cool off with congee

Summer is not the best time for cooking huge feasts over a hot stove. Time to cool off with congee! This is the time of year to keep it simple. 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 […]

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Escape to your island paradise in the morning.

Summer is a wonderful time to eat congee for breakfast. 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, just your private escape to your island paradise in the morning. Slow-cooked breakfast is ready […]

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Three Treasures Congee

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. The wealth of knowledge sheds a brilliant light on all aspects of life and is constantly humbling. One of the things I love most about this […]

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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 should you care, and why should you eat blueberries for your liver in springtime? Let’s do a little exploring. When I was living in France during my junior year of high […]

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A gentle soothing cleanse

A gentle soothing cleanse to reset digestion You probably know that fiber is necessary for healthy and regular elimination. 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 […]

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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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