Nutrition

Go Organic!

Go Organic!

Concerns are growing in the United States about exposure to pesticides and other contaminants that can adversely affect people, especially during fetal development and childhood when effects can have long-term developmental consequences. Choosing to eat organic produce and animal products...

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Foods and the Menstrual Cycle

Foods and the Menstrual Cycle

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, women commonly experience periodic and alternating symptoms of blood deficiency and qi stagnation due to the menstrual cycle.  Blood deficiency occurs when blood loss from monthly menses is not replenished by nutrition or sufficient rest....

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Bone Marrow Soup Recipe

Bone Marrow Soup Recipe

Bone Marrow Soup In Chinese medicine, Jing is equated with our vitality.  Our Jing (or qi “bank account”)  is stored in our kidneys.  We have “congenital” jing (that which we were born with) and “accquired” jing (that which comes from the...

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Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup Recipe

Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup Recipe

Tonifying herbs are often cooked into soup because their taste is pleasant. The chicken in this soup brings out the Qi-tonifying and blood-nourishing properties of the herbs. This recipe has been used by the Institute for Traditional Medicine in Portland for...

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The Middle Burner

The Middle Burner

What is the middle burner? The middle burner in Chinese Medicine is the heart of the digestive system. A vivid image of the middle burner is a wood-burning stove that heats a house. Digestion is the stove, and food is the...

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