A large portion of our country may have only just now become familiar with the ancient medical art modernly known as “cupping,” but it’s far from being a recent trend. As with so many other things, cupping has gained momentous notoriety in the past several days, thanks to famous athletes sporting their very own circular bruises. What most Olympic viewers don’t know is that this simple technique has been widely used for centuries in various cultures to stimulate balance and bodily healing. At The YinOva Center here in NYC, we specialize in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which utilizes cupping in conjunction with acupuncture as an effective method to treat a wide variety of conditions. Read
by Sarah Biffen
Jill takes a trip down to the farm store at Little Ghent Farm to talk to Mimi Beaven about her new book on preserving and jam making. Mimi’s also know for making excellent sourdough bread and she talks to Jill about cooking and baking on a farm. We then join Jill in the kitchen with self-nourishment coach Jeanette Bronée who shows us how to make watermelon, beet and berry popsicles. Finally, Jill talks to Helen McCormack whose company is developing a new test for Lyme disease. Read
Jill sits down with John Gilbert from Berry Farm to ask him about hydroponic gardening on this week’s Grow section. Hydroponics, simply put, is the process by which one grows produce without soil. So if you’re not using any soil, then what are you using? A combination process of growing your produce in water, and then manually adding in nutrients yourself. Whilst maybe not the most conventional way to grow yummy food, this alternative method can actually be a very healthy way to grow your fruits and veg.
Steve Sando founded Rancho Gordo, a company that grows and distributes heirloom beans. Jill chats with Steve and asks him about his favorite beans and how to cook them. Then Jill joins Self-Nourishment Coach Jeannette Bronee in the kitchen where she makes two savory smoothies to drink on the go. The first is a watermelon gazpacho, which is refreshing in hot weather. The second smoothie is a made with carrot and sweet potato combined with ginger and turmeric, which is anti-inflammatory and supports digestion. Finally, Jill asks internist Dr Frank Spinelli whether the annual physical is a thing of the past. Read
Jill has dedicated the entirety of this episode of GCH to looking at how cancer patients can get the best support alongside their treatment. She spoke with Anne Ogden, a two-time cancer survivor and creator Cook For Your Life, a non-profit organization that teaches people how to cook healthy and nourishing meals for those who have been touched by cancer. Jill then talks to Dr. Misha Cohen, a Chinese medicine practitioner who has been treating cancer patients for over forty years, about how Chinese medicine can be used to help patients both during and after treatment. Read
On this week’s show episode of CBS’ Grow Cook Heal, Jill pays a visit to Dogwood Farm in upstate New York, where she talks to farmers (and partners) Hilary Corsun and Sarah Quebers, she gets in the kitchen with Sunita Kumar Nair to cook a vegetarian side dish that her grandma used to cook and finally, she talks to author and functional medicine expert Dr Josh Axe about his new book, Eat Dirt. Read