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Mint for the Mind

on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 20:30

In all this summer heat and madness, a little mint goes a long way. Not only is it cooling and relaxing but it (Bo He) specifically targets the lungs and liver in Chinese medicine. Some symptoms or conditions that mint targets are : early stage fever, red eyes (especially from allergies), sore throat, menstrual irregularities or pain, rashes (it will "vent" them - especially in the early stages so they resolve quicker), irritability, depression, heat stroke or summer heat, or if you just simply get the feeling you need to "cool yourself off".

Grow Your Own Medicinal Herb Garden

on Sun, 05/23/2010 - 20:30


I've been growing a little city garden every year for about 5 years now. In all honesty, much of it has been hit or miss and I'm just beginning to truly learn how to grow plants that flourish.

Making Sense of Milk

on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 20:30

It is estimated that up to 70% of adults are lactose intolerant. Yet, the "milk does the body good" campaign came into play in a big way in the last 50 years (or more) and somehow got placed right at the top of the ever present food pyramid.

Young Wild Leeks and Yang Energy

on Thu, 04/22/2010 - 20:30

Spring time is a yang time in Chinese Medicinal terms, while winter is a yin time.

The S(tress) Factor

on Wed, 03/31/2010 - 20:30

You would think that being in the healing profession, I would not fall prey to the ever present "stress" that sneaks in here and there and everywhere. Well, I do. And I'm sure you do too.

Food as Medicine I

on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 20:30

There have been so many medicinal food tidbits that I've wanted to share that I thought a round up of the recent gatherings would be a nice kick off for February (mid-February in any case!). So without further ado, five of my favorites for this month...

Travelling Medicine: Thailand

on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 20:30

There is so so SO much food in Thailand, and not just any old food, I mean stunning food, that it's been nearly impossible to narrow it down for this post.

Back from Thailand!

on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 20:30

I don't want you to think I've forgotten about this, but I did revel in a long and much needed holiday home to Thailand (with a brief jaunt through Paris for Christmas). I will be compiling some juicy tidbits on just a smidgen of the endless variety of

Mexican Grocery

on Sun, 05/10/2009 - 13:30

I ended up only being able to go to two of the three designated markets yesterday, and only one is worth writing about. The Sultan's Market (aka.

Garlic the Great

on Tue, 05/05/2009 - 03:30

If there is one ingredient that I'll expound upon that everyone has heard something or other about, it's garlic. Garlic is good for you, you have probably heard that statement individually a million times over. Well, it's all true.