I was an incredibly picky eater as a kid. Dinnertime was a stressful battle between me, my parents, and the green stuff on my plate—most of which came from a can or the freezer and was cooked to within an inch of its life. It wasn’t until I discovered spinach salad with creamy ranch . . . → Read More: When Food is Medicine
It’s a struggle getting through the holidays and eating well. If you’re like me, you have been gifted with plates of frosted cookies, candy canes, and all manner of chocolate treats. This celebrating with sweet treats hasn’t changed much since I was a child, in which every holiday was be celebrated with a love-fest . . . → Read More: Chinese Medicine and Sweets: Nine Things You Need to Know
Ginger is the chameleon of the food and herb world. In Chinese medicine it’s considered both an herb and a food. It’s used in candy, baked goods, curries, and stir fries because it flat out tastes good. In Chinese medicine, ginger is a common ingredient in many healing herbal formulas. Here are some things . . . → Read More: Twelve Things You Need to Know About Ginger
What should I eat? It’s amazing how such a simple question can throw many people into fits of anxiety. That’s because we live in a time of abundant food choices coupled with the desire to be as healthy as possible, which makes it difficult to know what to make for dinner. Adding to the . . . → Read More: Eight Things to Know About Chinese Dietary Therapy
As an acupuncturist, I am asked frequently by my patients about what to eat. Many just want to eat as healthfully as possible, some want to lose weight, and others just want to get a handle on their sugar cravings. I believe that how you think about food mirrors how you look at life, . . . → Read More: Eight Things I Wish My Patients Knew About Food
It’s a good thing to want to eat healthfully. With the rising incidence of diabetes, obesity, and other food-related diseases, making good food choices is an obvious step toward better health. However, what if that desire to eat healthfully gets out of control? It happens, and there’s a name for it—orthorexia.
Most people who . . . → Read More: Orthorexia: The Curse of Righteous Eating
Dear Acupuncture in the Park-
I’ve been to an acupuncturist, and they are telling me that the source of my health problems are related to my diet. If that’s the case, why would I visit my acupuncturist for diet advice instead of a nutritionist?
The Chinese have a saying that . . . → Read More: Why Choose Chinese Food Therapy?