Summertime Foods to Focus On

You know what they say – ‘you are what you eat!’ But what they don’t often tell you is you are what you eat based on what’s most nourishing and freshly grown during each season. For example – during the summer, lots of ice cream and cool drinks are leaned on in our society to […]

The Organs of the Fire Element and How They Support Us

With the seasonal transition to a new Element, a great way to keep up with nature and what our bodies need is to take a closer look at the organs associated with the element and how to best support them (while learning how they support us on all levels!)  The organs of the Fire element […]

Soothing Fire Element Herbs for Anxiety & Burnout

The surge of Summer energy and the Fire element seems to be rushing in quickly this year and with the world opening up again, know that it’s quite normal to be experiencing some feelings of anxiety, burnout, and the need to bring more balance into your life. ⁠The good news is if you are feeling […]

Recipe for Summer: Digestive Bitters

When you hear digestive bitters, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Something gross, right? In the Western culture, we rarely incorporate anything bitter (or even sour for that matter) into our foods because our diets are hyper-focused on salty, sweet, and a dash of pungent. In Chinese medicine, however, bitter flavors go straight […]

Support for Summer and the Fire Element

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and in many countries around the world, Summer is a beautiful time to pause and celebrate all of the hard work of the year so far – that we are seeing fruition in some of our goals set and plans made in the Springtime. We’re moving from the birth and […]

Questions To Ask Yourself If You Keep Getting Sick

“I always get sick this time of year.” “I can’t tell if it’s allergies or a cold but I’m feeling crummy.” Sound like you? Funny how we have normalized getting sick this time of year and/or being sick frequently (“Oh it’s just a little cold!”). But even though it may be common – it’s not […]

The COVID-19 Vaccine: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

The COVID-19 vaccine has generated quite the conversation in the media, politics, scientific community, and within our homes. From questioning if the vaccine is safe, the motivations behind the passing of protocols, and if one would experience potential side effects – it would make sense if you were feeling overwhelmed and in analysis paralysis of […]

Support for Spring and the Wood Element

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and about a gazillion other nature-based systems of healing, Spring is the optimal time for birthing/rebirthing, creativity, cleansing, and nurturing growth. But what does that mean, exactly? It means that this season provides us with the upward rising, forward moving energy we need to face challenge and opportunity – […]

Recipe for Spring: Ginger Lemon Tea with Mint

Spring brings with it vibrant awakening energy and flourishing blooms beginning all around us. With the increased energy surging through nature and the air, we tend to forget about the lingering reminder of Winter when the chillier mornings and evenings are amongst us. What better way to support your system (and specifically your liver!) during […]

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