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Herbs for Digestion

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Herbs | Comments Off on Herbs for Digestion

Last week I was interviewed by Heather Woodruff, a certified nutritionist. We chatted on FB live about digestion, herbs and her elimination program, for which I made a special herbal tea blend.  Watch the interview here.  Below is a list of the herbs I mention in the video. Herbs for digestion Warming: ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, rose bud Cooling: mint,...

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Spring – Tea Subscription

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Spring – Tea Subscription

Spring is almost here and what better way to transition from the cold, snowy days than with a selection of Chinese herbs to be taken as teas or crafted into other herbal preparations. Three single herbs and one herbal blend make up the Spring selection. Recipe cards with health benefits accompany each card, with general health tips for the season. There are two options for the tea subscription: Buy one season at a time Pre-sale on now for Spring $30 for the season until April 15th and then $35 until sold out – supplies are limited. Also...

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Moxibustion and the Kidneys

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Acupuncture | 0 comments

Moxibustion and the Kidneys

Moxibustion is a therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine, often in conjunction with acupuncture, however it can be used on it’s own.  Most commonly in clinics the herb ai ye or mugwort is used in a stick form or rolled into small rice size pieces. There are many different ways of performing moxibustion; ai ye can be applied to the top of the acupuncture needle, or on top of herbs such as slices of ginger. In my clinic I typically use a smokeless stick over acupuncture needles or along meridians to warm and tonify the acupuncture...

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Mini Acupuncture Sessions for Immunity and Mood

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Acupuncture | 0 comments

Mini Acupuncture Sessions for Immunity and Mood

As the days grow shorter and the seemingly endless grey skies overcome us many people find their mood dips along with their immunity.  Fall is the time of the lung system in Chinese medicine which is closely associated with our immune system and related to the emotion of sadness or grief.  During this time people may experience recurring colds, coughs, depression, feelings of melancholy. Acupuncture can help lift your mood, boost your energy and your immune system during the seemingly endless (in Vancouver at least) drizzly days of fall and...

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School Snacks

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Health | 0 comments

School Snacks

This year my daughter started Kindergarten and I am committed to making healthy, waste free lunches and snacks.  She loves granola bars but I wanted to make a version with a little bit more nutrition but just as tasty.  This version is also gluten free and nut free. Although I used rice crisps (that’s what I had on hand) oats would be great. Ingredients DRY 1 c toasted millet 2 c rice crisps 1/2 c coconut flakes 3/4 pumpkin seeds 1/2 c raisins 1/4 c chocolate chips 1/4 c hemp hearts 2 tbsp chia seeds   WET 1/3 – 1/2 c honey 1/2...

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