A Matter of Taste

Food has the power to lift us up when we’re down, ground us when we’re scattered, warm us up, cool us down, and even treat or prevent illnesses. The specific effects depend on the food’s inherent qualities, such as flavor, temperature, nutrients, and chemical composition. Chinese medicine refers to this as the energetics of food. I like […]

Braving the Thaw

Have you ever felt antsy and unsettled as you move from winter into spring? Maybe even frustrated or impatient as something begins to stir deep inside of you? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Five Element tradition of Chinese medicine, this is the turning point between the dark, quiet time of winter and […]