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Food for Health & Healing: 3 Nourishing Breakfasts

In Traditional Chinese medicine, we embrace the idea that food promotes health and healing. Breakfast is one of the most significant meals of the day. …

AutumnEating for the season

Eating For the Autumn Season: Walnuts & More

With autumn well underway, it is important to eat for the season – walnuts are one of our favorite ways to do so. In Traditional …

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6 Tips for Healthy Summer Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Marked by the Summer Solstice, summer is officially upon us and we have certainly been feeling the heat here in New York City. With this …

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6 Tips for Healthy Winter Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Looking for some Traditional Chinese Medicine tips on what to eat this winter? Read on! With winter solstice behind us, it is safe to say …

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Millet Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Kabocha Squash

As we pass the winter solstice, what better way to prepare for the colder weather than through a warming and nourishing bowl of congee?     Congee …

COVID-19: Chinese Medicine Insights
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COVID-19: Chinese Medicine Insights and Recommendations

Like you, we are also closely keeping abreast of the developments of the coronavirus both locally and abroad. Although COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, traditional …

Warming Foods for Winter
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Preparing for Winter with Warming Foods

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each of the five seasons (Spring, summer, late summer, autumn, and winter) is associated with a specific element. As fall begins …

Green Kale Fruit Cinnamon Smoothie
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Green Kale Fruit Cinnamon Smoothie

I recently came across this recipe for Green Kale Fruit Cinnamon Smoothie on as I was looking for some new food options as we …

A Delicious Soup au Pistou Recipe for Late Spring and Early Summer
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Soup au Pistou Recipe

This Soup au Pistou Recipe is great for late spring/early summer. You can substitute vegetables based on whatever is seasonal at the time. You could …

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety Using Acupuncture, Herbs, Diet, and Lifestyle Changes

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety the Natural Way

Despite the bright, hopeful energy of springtime, many people may find themselves suffering from moodiness, frustration, and anxiety, as these feelings are tied to the …

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