When Food is Medicine

Chinese food therapy near Minneapolis

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

Chinese Medicine and Sweets: Nine Things You Need to Know

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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

Chinese Food Therapy at the Farmers Market

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I love going to the farmers market! I’ve been to some fabulous farmers markets all over the world including Melbourne, Australia; Florence, Italy; and one in an ancient city center outside of Rouen, France. Here in the United States, I’ve managed to hit some outstanding markets, from Pike’s Place Market in Seattle, to Boulder’s . . . → Read More: Chinese Food Therapy at the Farmers Market

Eight Things to Know About Chinese Dietary Therapy

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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

Eight Things I Wish My Patients Knew About Food

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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

Thirteen Chinese Herbs Found at Your Grocery Store

For some, Chinese herbal medicine feels confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. You can tap into this incredible healing tool just by pushing your cart through the grocery store, because many Chinese herbs are found there. . . . → Read More: Thirteen Chinese Herbs Found at Your Grocery Store

Why You Crave Sweets

You’ve just finished a great meal, and you’re really full. But you push your plate back and your next thought is, “What’s for dessert?” No matter how stuffed you are after a meal, there always seems to be a little room for something sweet. What’s with that?

According to Chinese medicine, there’s a logical . . . → Read More: Why You Crave Sweets

The Chinese Restaurant Way to Good Health

Many people are familiar with acupuncture, however many may not know that there are a number of other methods of treatment that come under the umbrella of Chinese medicine.  One of the most commonly used is food therapy—essentially using food to heal.

I frequently talk with my patients about their food choices.  Occasionally, a . . . → Read More: The Chinese Restaurant Way to Good Health

Ten Foods Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine

When we think about Chinese medicine, most of us immediately think of acupuncture, however, the use of herbs in healing is a cornerstone of Chinese medicine, too.  The theory behind herbal medicine is that each herb exerts several different effects on the body through its inherent temperature, actions, and the organ(s) that it affects. . . . → Read More: Ten Foods Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine