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Peace through a Sattvic Diet

By thelivingcentre.com A Life Enhancing Diet to Balance the Mind “Food is a dynamic force which interacts with the human on the physical body level, the mind emotional level, and also the energetic and spiritual level. The study of nutrition is the study of the interaction with and assimilation of the dynamic forces of food […]

A TCM Perspective on Cooked vs Raw Foods

Most of my patients are surprised to hear the recommendation to skip salads and cold foods during winter months. Ever wondered why Chinese prefer to eat cooked food, drink warm water, and never include salad on either restaurant or home menu? The answer lies with better understanding how digestion works from a Chinese medicine perspective. […]

Post-Holiday ‘Cleanse’

Winter is associated with Water Element and represented by Kidneys. The temperature of the Element is Cold and the taste is bitter. Kidney network is closely related to bones and Spleen network controls muscles. Spleen is weakened by damp and sweet foods. It controls digestion, fluid metabolism and energy production just to name a few. […]

Tips to protect your Spleen

In Chinese Medicine digestion is a main function of the Earth Element and is represented by The Spleen. Most of you are familiar with the function of this energy circuit (not a physical organ) but for those who forgot, here is a list of the main characteristics: The Spleen Is Responsible For Transformation & Transportation […]

Healing the Common Cold with Food and Nutrition

Remedies to beat the Cold: Use ginger, cinnamon, clove, basil, rosemary in teas and foods regularly. Warming seeds and grains: – Oats, spelt, quinoa, sunflower seed, sesame seed, walnut, pinenut, chestnut, fennel, dill, anise, caraway, carob pod, cumin, sweet brown rice OK to use Neutral grains rice, corn, buckwheat and rye. Other grains are too […]

Tips for Well-Being in the Year of the Goat

Chinese New Year 
February 19, 2015 Based on the lunar calendar, The Chinese New Year falls about six weeks following the Winter Solstice and marks the beginning of spring (even if it doesn’t feel like it yet). In Chinese astrology each year is defined by of one of 12 animals, one of five elements ( wood, […]

Five Element Chili – A Recipe for Harmony

This hearty vegetarian fare, which is great served over brown rice, is one example of how the ideas in traditional Chinese medicine can be applied to a Western-style dish. The five colors — black, red, white, green, and yellow — represent all five elements working together to help balance and harmonize the body. Here is […]

Post-Holiday Food Tips: Spleen & Kidney Recharge

Winter is associated with Water Element and represented by Kidneys. The temperature of the Element is Cold and the taste is bitter. Kidney network is closely related to bones and Spleen network controls muscles. Spleen is weakened by damp and sweet foods. It controls digestion, fluid metabolism and energy production just to name a few. […]

Wellness Tips – Healing the Comon Cold with Food and Nutrition

Remedies to beat the Cold: •Use ginger, cinnamon, clove, basil, rosemary in teas and foods regularly. •Warming seeds and grains: – Oats, spelt, quinoa, sunflower seed, sesame seed, walnut, pinenut, chestnut, fennel, dill, anise, caraway, carob pod, cumin, sweet brown rice •OK to use Neutral grains rice, corn, buckwheat and rye. Other grains are too […]

Recipes – Simple Red Lentil Soup

Simple Red Lentil Soup: good source of Magnesium 2 cups of split red lentils 6 cups of water ¼ of fresh onion, finely chopped 2 medium size tomatoes (like roma tomatoes) Tea spoon of fresh ginger, chopped 2 cloves of garlic 1 table spoon of turmeric Whole black peppercorns – 5-6 1 table spoon of […]

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Happy Winter!!! In this month’ Newsletter: Cooked vs Raw Foods Tips from India Stamford Location is open A TCM Perspective on Cooked vs Raw Foods Most of my patients are surprised to hear the recommendation to skip salads and cold foods during winter months. Ever wondered why Chinese prefer to eat cooked food, drink warm […]

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Happy Spring!!! In the tradition of the Traditional 5 Element System Spring energetically emerges around the Spring Equinox, March 21st. Spring is ruled by the element of Wood. The element of Water from the previous season (Winter) feeds the Wood and helps it grow. The organ systems of the Liver and Gallbladder are related to […]