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General Health Tips

Lazy, affordable, delicious vegetable-eating

Like you, I want to take care of my health, but I’m busy. It’s nice to take the time to prepare gourmet dishes occasionally, but a lot of the time, I just want something quick and easy. Here’s a solution for lazy wannabe vegetable-eaters like me:...

Acupressure helps with depression, anxiety, pain, sleep and fatigue in breast cancer survivors

The acupressure point combination described below was originally designed for breast cancer survivors with anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain and sleep problems, but may help other people with similar problems. First I’ll talk about the research study. Skip down...

FREE Workshop on Beating the Winter Blues: Wisdom from Chinese Medicine (Jan 26, Vaughan ON)

Feeling the winter blues? You’re not alone! Come to a FREE “food and mood” workshop on seasonal wellness. Learn tips for keeping your immune system up, staying grounded, focused and energized during the cold, dark months of winter. We’ll share simple...

Eat Your Greens! A Delicious Cancer Fighting Recipe with Broccoli and Tomatoes

Finding it hard to eat your cancer-fighting greens? Try this tasty broccoli recipe that pairs healthy veggies for an even stronger cancer-fighting effect! Instructions adapted from, and photo courtesy of, Rebecca Katz’s The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen. Note that I would...

Winter recipe: Lamb Angelica Soup

This recipe is actually based on a formula from an herbal classic (金匮要略 Jin Gui Yao Lue, Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet, by the famous herbalist 张仲景 Zhang Zhong Jing), in which is is called 当归生姜羊肉汤 Dang Gui Sheng Jiang Yang Rou Tang. The soup is warming, so...

Nobel prize for herb-based malaria drug

Many of you likely heard about one of the winners of this year’s Nobel prize in science. Tu Youyou, a Beijing-based researcher, was awarded the prize for her role in extracting the malaria-fighting compound Artemisinin from the traditional Chinese herb,...