Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Mushroom 3 – Coriolus – Turkey tail

Coriolus contains polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide-K (PSK, krestin), which may be able to fight tumor growth as well as boost the immune system. It is widely used in China and Japan in treating chronic and serious immune challenges. It provides a chemo protective defense to healthy cells while sensitizing cancerous cells. In Japan Krestin

Mushroom 2 – Cordyceps (Caterpiller fungus)

Reference to this herb goes back thousands of years in Tibet, China and Japan. Because of its rarity it was reserved for use by the emperor and royalty. The literal translation of Dong chong xia cao is “winter bug summer herb” or “summer grass winter worm”. It was described as transforming from animal to plant and back

Magic Mushrooms – Reishi

I will be offering a short series on 5 magic mushrooms. Some are considered adaptogens. Many have been used for thousands of years and are rare in the wild. It has taken centuries to discover how to grow them ‘in captivity’ and still obtain a product that provides the same healing properties. This is true

Elecampane Honey

A few weeks ago my office partner said he was going to make elecampagne honey. I said let’s do it together. I’ll take pictures as you show me how to do it. Really it was “something to put in my blog”. Elecampane is great to nourish the Spleen to resolve dampness so it makes it

Happy one week after Thanksgiving

I’m sure your turkey carcass has long been decimated. Perhaps you’ve already made bone broth with it. What? No, you made turkey soup. Hate to inform you but you made bone broth if you used the bones in the pot. Here you thought this new latest trend was actually new. Nope. Been doing it for

Stop the Cold NOW formula

Yin qiao san is a bigger formula than Yu ping feng san. I will discuss a bit about all of the herbs and  explain a little about how an herbal formula is created in Chinese medicine. This formula is used to treat Wind/Heat as most of the herbs are cooling. But any formula will have a

An herbal formula for Cold prevention

Fall and Winter are the seasons in which people think about getting the cold or flu. In Chinese medicine we call it a Wind/Cold or Wind/Heat invasion or EPI – external pathogen invasion. This formula is one that we start a lot of our patients on as kids go back to school. This formula is for

Turmeric Golden Milk

A lot of people has been asking about this lately. The office shared this on the office website but I wanted you to see it here again. There is commercial preparation of turmeric -Meriva – that research shows to be much better absorbed than the natural ground option. It is more expensive than any other

The Organs of Autumn – part 2

Well now we get to talk about the ‘Letting Go’ organ – Large Intestine. When we talk about letting go we are not only talking about removing waste from our physical bod y but also the toxic stuff that has collected in our spirits and mind. Not everyone is blessed with a happy-go-lucky childhood. There

The Organs of Fall – part 1

No I’m not talking about the old pipe organ in the skating rink or the Wurlitzer you may have had in your living room. In Chinese medicine we are connected in body, mind and spirit to everything. The season we are connected to right now is Fall or Autumn. You can feel the impact of

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