Every year when the cold weather hits people ask me what ‘my plans’ are for winter.
This is a chronicle of what I do when I get a cold – my basic strategy, the herbs I use, why I choose them and how I prepare them.
This Chai tea blend will warm the body, relax the stomach, clear phlegm, open the sinuses and is an addictively good autumn sipper!
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda consider fresh and dry ginger to be two different medicines each with distinct actions.
My massage clients regularly ask me to clarify if they should use heat or ice for their various musculoskeletal issues, so I have made a quick and easy reference guide.
Stinging Nettle is one of those medicinal herbs that borders on being a food. It is arguably one of the most nutritious wild plants in North America.
Winter can be a physically depleting time, so the aim of a Winter Seasonal Detox should be to replenish and rebuild our energy reserves.
The Seasonal Eating approach focuses on flavours, foods and cooking methods that harmonize the body to seasonal changes in our environment.
Huang Di warns that if we disperse our 'yang' energy during winter, we are more vulnerable to pathogenic invasion.
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