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Banana Bread for Allergy Sufferers (gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free and dairy free)

Some of our patients have allergies to wheat, dairy and eggs. In fact I’m seeing more people with these kinds of sensitivities, which makes me wonder if these foods are creating inflammation in a way they didn’t used to, because of modern farming and food production methods. Personally I feel better if I follow a […]

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Winter Nourishment: Warming foods to banish the chill

We are coming into the time of winter and today marks the change with the Winter Solstice. The days feel very short, and the darkness of night is arriving so soon. It’s a time of slowing down and going inward, in order to preserve energy and seek warmth. In Chinese medicine winter is associated with […]

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Curried butternut squash soup

I love the sweetness of butternut squash, but I always feel as if it needs something to liven it up. In this recipe, curry spices and ginger add heat and make a simple, but very satisfying soup. In Chinese medicine winter squashes are thought to be qi tonics and are prized for their nutritional value. […]

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Quinoa stuffed mushrooms

Mushrooms are a great, low-calorie yet satiating food that can be served as a side, a vegetable component in any dish, or as the main course of a vegetarian meal.

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Steam your way to a quick and healthy meal

You’d think being so passionate about eating healthy, I’d cook elaborate meals for myself and my husband-to-be, fancy concoctions that take hours to make. But, let’s get real – I’m a New Yorker. I’m always running around, never sitting still. When I get home, I want to eat! Sure, spending hours in the kitchen can […]

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Eat to avoid migraines + a recipe!

Migraines can be a chronic condition which, for some sufferers, can interfere with daily activities. The cause of migraines varies in each individual, but a common trigger, and possible means of prevention, is diet. Tyramine, an amino acid formed by the breakdown of protein in aged foods, is known to trigger migraines in many individuals. […]

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Quinoa stir fry with chicken and veggies

Stir-fries have become a favorite dish of mine since they are not only quick and easy, which works well with a busy schedule, but provide a multitude of variations in ingredients. This recipe came together one day as a result of using leftover veggies found in my fridge and some additions I thought would be […]

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Feeling fatigued? Build more blood!

Feeling fatigued? Instead of drinking more coffee, try building more blood! Many woman are what Chinese medicine calls “blood deficient.” Because women lose blood during menstruation and seem to eat less iron and B12-containing foods (like red meat, dark leafy greens, and beets), they are more likely to become blood deficient. You may fall into this […]

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Two Super Simple, Cleanse-Friendly, Healthy Treats : The YinOva Cleanse 2012

Let’s face it, we all have a sweet tooth and now and again we need a little sweet fix. I’ve found with minimal effort, these treats really hit the spot. Chocolate Chia Pudding two tablespoons of chia seeds in a bowl add a cup of water (you can use coconut milk, almond milk, or your milk of […]

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Eat to beat urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections, or UTI’s, are most commonly seen as an infection of the urethra and bladder but if left untreated can develop into a more serious infection of the kidneys. They are caused by germs, usually the bacteria E. Coli from the digestive system, entering the urinary tract through the urethra and spreading to […]

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It’s apple picking time

I love the rhythms of the country and the way the passage of time is marked by the fruits and vegetables we grow and the foods weeat. I look forward to each crop from the early summer peas and beans to the autumn pumpkins and squashes. However, nothing generates more excitement in our house than […]

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Soup for the end of the summer

This is barely a recipe. In fact I almost didn’t share it with you because it’s so simple. However it tasted good, looked pretty and is cheap and nutritious. It’s also an ideal soup to make as the season changes because it’s light enough to evoke the taste of summer and warming enough to serve […]

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