After attending Terry Wahls talk, Acupuncture of Iowa promotes her approach to nutrition, as it is in line with the Oriental Medical perspective on healing the body with diet and nutrition. Dr. Wahls book is available for purchase at the clinic.
We just got back from a two day workshop with Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods. It was very interesting, if not daunting. His book is a huge one, full of information about Chinese medicine and using diet to heal diseases. The big news was that parasites are a huge part of most … Continue reading Healing Through Whole Foods
I started my detox this weekend to prepare for offering it to clients, and decided to post my first few recipes for the food I am eating. These are all simple and really yummy. If you are not used to the taste of real food, they will introduce you gently.
Introduction to the condition of ‘summer heat’ as identified in Chinese medicine with recommendations for herbs and foods to assist in preventing and treating the condition.
Basic smoothie recipe and variations for health and detoxification.
Overview of cold and damp conditions, their relationship to weather, and their treatment in TCM.
This morning, early, I went to a farm in a rural community nearby to purchase raw milk. Never pasteurized, never homogenized. I saw the cows that contributed. All twelve of them. A beautiful spring morning. And there were three cattle in a pen nearby. I asked, “why are those over there?” The answer was that … Continue reading More on Spring and Healthy Food
Spring has sprung. I was in New Mexico last week and my allergies were terrible. Yes, Albuquerque is one of the worst allergy cities in the country. Tons of pollen as well as dust off the desert. This got me thinking about allergy reduction and prevention. I recommend several different things. First, diet. Reducing or … Continue reading Spring is Really Here, and so are Allergies
Many people complain to me that they can’t lose weight. I recommend a lower carb diet and squash can be a great way to fill up and get that carb feeling, while adding tons of nutrients and avoiding the concentrated carbs of bread and potatoes. We love using squash instead of rice or noodles under … Continue reading Today’s Recipe: Baked Squash
Quick recipe for sauteed fresh asparagus