Congee Handout and Guide
Have you ever spent endless hours working to help make life easier for someone or a group of people, only to realize you may have skipped over the most obvious and ridiculously simple solutions you could have offered? This morning while talking with Tiffany, a colleague in Santa Cruz, California, and advocate for our profession […]
What Foods Make the Best Diet for Kidney Yin Deficiency?
Let’s Nourish and Preserve Yin Our current times surround us with endless encouragement to produce, achieve and spend our precious time actively accomplishing. Increasing energy and boosting metabolism are very popular. Chinese medicine offers plenty of great insight into building qi/energy and boosting yang/function. However, if you are suffering from dryness, flushes of heat, insomnia, […]
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 […]
The Best Spleen Qi Deficiency Diet
All too often my patients show signs of Spleen Qi deficiency, and the best way to help them is through dietary recommendations. The best Spleen Qi deficiency diet includes warm, cooked foods as well as ingredients that are naturally warming. The pale, puffy tongue with teeth marks and feeling weak or rolling pulses are immediate […]
Porridge vs Congee – What’s the Difference?
One question we hear often around Breakfast Cure boils down to, “Porridge vs Congee – What’s the difference?” Porridge Porridge is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as “a thick, soft food made from oats boiled in milk or water, eaten hot for breakfast.” Generally more oat-based in much of the UK, many other grains are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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