1311, 2016

Lessons From Geese

By |November 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From a Speech By Angeles Arrien

Fact: With each flap of a wing, a goose creates an “uplift” for others to follow. When you see geese fly in a “V” formation it allows the geese to fly 71% further than if each bird flew alone.

Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier when they are working together.

Fact: One of the reasons geese honk is […]

1709, 2016

Spruce Essential Oil

By |September 17th, 2016|alternative medicine, chinese medicine, emotions, essential oils, Food Healing, healthcare, herbal medicine, Meditation, oriental medicine, quit smoking, self improvement|0 Comments

Spruce Oil is an amazing essential oil for Fall time.  It helps to nourish and strengthen the Lungs (Metal Element).

It helps to allow clarity and focus, to realign ones self with Source/Universe/God, to reconnect with our passions (nature, painting, skateboarding, etc) to let go of the old(grief) to allow the new, and embrace our environment regardless of our surroundings.

Spruce essential oil can be diffused, applied to the skin with a carrier oil (I recommend Jojoba […]

1709, 2016

Fall – Season of the Lungs

By |September 17th, 2016|alternative medicine, chinese medicine, emotions, Food Healing, healthcare, herbal medicine, oriental medicine, self improvement|0 Comments

The theories of Chinese medicine suggest that each season relates to a different organ system. The Fall is the season of the Lungs. It’s the time of year when people are easily affected by environmental influences. Great changes are taking place in the weather and plant life around us. Some people refer to it as the “flu season.”
The lungs are called the “delicate protective organ,” because they are the only organ that comes into direct […]

1709, 2016

Transitioning to Autumn

By |September 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Transitioning to Autumn
With autumn approaching and the beginning of the yin cycle, the energy of plants is moving down into their roots, helping the body become aware of the energy of the season. This season is a time for the body to begin gathering energy for the colder months to come.
The lungs and large intestine are the organs associated with fall. The lungs are responsible for the circulation of Qi (the body’s natural flow and […]

808, 2016

What are Michael Phelps Purple Dots About?

By |August 8th, 2016|alternative medicine, chinese medicine, emotions, Food Healing, healthcare, herbal medicine, Meditation, oriental medicine, self improvement, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’ve been watching the Olympics and you notice something.  What are all these round purple marks on Michael Phelps and your other favorite Olympians?

The round circular marks are known as cupping.  Cupping is a form of Ancient Chinese therapy that is utilized for a plethora of ailments.  Most commonly it is used for pain or discomfort and alleviating toxins from the body.  The circular marks you see, known as “cup marks” are an indicator of […]

108, 2016

Small Intestine Smoothie

By |August 1st, 2016|alternative medicine, chinese medicine, Food Healing, herbal medicine, oriental medicine|0 Comments

 

 

 

Small Intestine Smoothie

1” Ginger

½ cup Papaya

2 Carrots

1 tbsp Cinnamon

3 Figs

2 sprigs Basil

2 tbsp Coconut Oil (or Hemp Oil)

1 cup (or more) of Coconut Water or Water

 

Blend for 2 minutes.

Consume in the a.m.

Drink slowly.

108, 2016

Foods Your Small Intestine Loves

By |August 1st, 2016|alternative medicine, chinese medicine, Food Healing, herbal medicine, oriental medicine|0 Comments

The Small Intestine loves easy to digest warm and cooked foods. Too many raw, cold foods can inhibit its function. Food when eaten should also be consumed slowly and in moderate amounts.

Vegetables:

Squashes
Carrots
Purple & Orange Sweet Potatoes
Yams
Rutabagas
Leeks
Onions

 

Grains

Rice
Oats

 

Fruits:

Cooked Peaches, Apples & Pears
Cherries
Strawberries
Figs

 

Herbs & Spices

Mint
Basil
Cardamom
Ginger
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Black Pepper
Honey (in small amounts)

 

Meats

Chicken (in small amounts)
Turkey (in small amounts)

 

108, 2016

Why Your Small Intestine Is More Important Than You Realize

By |August 1st, 2016|alternative medicine, chinese medicine, emotions, Food Healing, healthcare, herbal medicine, Meditation, oriental medicine, self improvement, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Small Intestine is an organ of summer time. Which means its energy is heightened this time of year. It’s important to nourish and utilize the energy of the Small Intestine especially in the summer.

 

 

 

Physically the Small Intestine is a semi-permeable barrier that plays an important role in digestion. The outer surface of its barrier is composed of a mucous layer and is colonized by beneficial bacteria and elements of the immune system.

 

The Small Intestine […]

107, 2016

How to Have Happy Heart Health

By |July 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Every day we have an opportunity to make different choices that can support our physical and emotional well-being.

Meditate. Stress is associated with high blood pressure, which can affect the heart. Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance benefiting your emotional and physical well-being, thereby alleviating stress. The benefits of meditation last after your session ends, continuously helping you stay calm throughout your day.

Eat more vegetables and fruits. Increasing these foods by […]

2106, 2016

Watermelon in Summer Time!

By |June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

 

Summer is the perfect time for watermelon consumption. During summer it is the warmest (most Yang) time of the year and cooling foods are recommended to cool the body (nourish your Yin) to stay balanced during this time.

In Chinese medicine watermelon nourishes the heart, kidneys, bladder and stomach. It helps assist the body in clearing heat through the bladder and therefore has a diuretic effect. The phytochemical lycopene is found the highest in watermelon, which […]