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seasonal wellness

Chinese Medicine Tips for the Lungs & Large Intestine (Food & Mood)

Autumn health tips according to Traditional Chinese Medicine  Chinese medicine talks about maintaining health by balancing the Five Elements in the body – Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. The Metal element is associated with the autumn season, and with the Lung and...

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...

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...

Spring Health Tips and Recipes

Spring is a time of re­birth, cleansing, and renewal. In Chinese medicine, Spring is the time of the Wood element, or ‘Liver’ energy system (TCM ‘Liver’ is not the same as your physical liver organ). The ‘Liver’ circulates energy...

Beating the Winter Blahs

Winter is the season of the “Kidney-Adrenal” energy system according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The TCM Kidney-Adrenals (not the same as your physical kidneys, please note) are the foundation of all life energy the body. So winter is a time to focus inward,...

5 Winter Food Tips

NOTE: The info below is for general information only. It doesn’t replace a personalized assessment and a therapeutic food plan specific for your constitution (yin/yang, hot/cool, dry/moist, organ system balances, etc.).  A more personalized Chinese medicine...

Simple Winter Recipes

Winter Warming Breakfast Cereal   This quick breakfast can warm you from the inside out, strengthen the foundation of your body’s energy, and having you ready to face the cold weather outside! Chinese Medicine agrees with the adage that breakfast is the most...

Treating Colds, Flus and Coughs with TCM: A ridiculously well-kept secret

As the temperatures continue to change suddenly, one of winter’s challenges is fending off the colds and flus that makes their rounds in our communities. Most people don’t realize how effective Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is for preventing and...

Fall Food & Health Tips

Ah, fall. The dry, crisp air fills with the sounds of kids going back to school, crunching through red and yellow leaves. The flavours of spiced harvest soups and pies, the soft comfort of sweaters pulled out from hidden shelves. Ah, the beauty of autumn –...