Due to COVID-19 my physical acupuncture practice is temporarily closed. Herbal remedies can be purchased online through my shop.
July 14, 2016
Warm and buttery soft boiled eggs make me so happy. Not only do they taste delicious but they are high on the health meter. This is especially true for woman who are either planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are nursing assuming you don't have an allergy or intolerance to them. Eggs are a good source of protein and high in healthy fat and cholesterol, a precursor to important hormones.
For perfect soft boiled eggs poke a hole in the bottom of the egg using this gadget. Fill a pot about 2 inches high (or enough to cover the eggs when you add them) add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. As soon as the water starts to rumble add eggs and boil for 5 - 7 minutes. Personally I like mine at the 5 minute mark. Take the eggs out and place in a small bowl filled with cold ice water. Peel the eggs when they are cool but not cold to the touch.
While the eggs are cooking peel and cut your sweet potato into 1/2 - 1 inch cubes and rough chop the kale. Place the sweet potatoes in a steamer and steam for 5 minutes or when they are firm but you can stick a fork through them. Add the chopped kale to the steamer and steam for an additional 2 minutes.
Chop up some avocado and place all ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle with toasted sesame oil, tamari, and a dash of lime juice. Top with a mix of black and white sesame seeds.
March 23, 2020
December 21, 2019
With a vast drop in temperature, darker skies and rainy days, winter is the most yin of all the seasons. It is associated with the kidney and bladder organs, the color black, the element water, the emotion fear, and salty and bitter flavors.
December 06, 2019
Goji berries are one of the most well known Chinese herbs in the US. Used for over 2000 years in China, they were first mentioned in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the oldest known book on Chinese herbs in 200 BC. They are prized for their ability to tonify blood and yin without causing stagnation. Consumed daily in China as a food and herbal medicine, goji berries are revered for their anti-aging properties. They are used in many beauty tonics.