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Chai

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Vegetarian

CHAI TEA makes 2 quarts Ingredients: 2 qts water 2 cinnamon sticks ¼ c green cardamom pods 1 heaping tsp black peppercorns ½ heaping tsp whole cloves Several slices of fresh ginger 1-2 black teabags (I like Darjeeling or Earl Gray) Honey Goat’s Milk nutmeg 1) Combine all ingredients except for the tea bags; bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 45 min.  Add the tea bags and continue to simmer for another 10-15 min.  Strain into a container to store. 2) To serve, reheat a desired amount […]

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Barley tea

Categories: Beverages, Japanese, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mugicha (Barley Tea) Made of whole grains of roasted barley, mugicha is drunk cold in the summer and after strenuous workouts. Add ½ – 1 cup mugicha to 8 ¾ cups of boiling water. Bring back to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain discarding the barley, transfer the mugicha to a pitcher and chill. Mugicha is also available in teabags. TCM ANALYSIS Barley and Barley Tea: sweet sl. salty cool SP ST UB Actions: strengthens SP and ST; supplements qi; leaches damp and promotes urination. Indications: bloating, […]

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Road Rage Release Tea

Categories: Beverages, Dryness, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Yang Rising

Road Rage Release Tea sang ye (Mulberry Leaf) 15g ju hua (Chrysanthemum Flower) 15g jue ming zi (Cassia Seed) 15g ku ding (Broadleaf Holly Leaf) 15g bo he (Peppermint Leaf) 15g Can be combined together as a group using 5g portions or mix and match to taste. Steep in teapot for 20 minutes. Transfer to thermos. You are ready to drive in Chicago. Indications: Red eyes, vertigo, dizziness, vexation, irritability, HBP. ju hua – acrid, sweet, bitter, slightly cold. Affects liver, lung. Disperses wind and clears heat; Benefits and soothes […]

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What do you think about cooking vegetables in a microwave?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Food Safety, Vegetables, Vegetarian

For The Vegetarians: Red Curry Kohlrabi

Healthy Food Tip What do you think about cooking vegetables in a microwave? We get many questions about whether we recommend cooking vegetables in a microwave. As you will see throughout our website, light steaming is our cooking method of choice for most vegetables. Loss of nutrients in the microwave depends on the same factors involved with loss of nutrients on the stovetop. To predict the nutrient loss, it’s important to know answers to questions like: “Is the vegetable placed in water? How much water? To what temperature are the […]

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CAN COFFEE AND TEA HELP PREVENT KIDNEY STONES?

Categories: Articles, Beverages, Food Education, Kidney Stones, Research Studies

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http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=30199   CAN COFFEE AND TEA HELP PREVENT KIDNEY STONES? Kidney stones are common, painful and expensive to treat. It is estimated that about three people in every 100 in the UK will suffer from them. And Koo Stark, former girlfriend of Prince Andrew and herself a sufferer, recently revealed in ‘Hello’ magazine that the condition will prevent her having the home birth she would have preferred for the baby she is carrying. But according to a new report drinking plenty of coffee, tea, beer or wine could reduce the […]

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Chinese View of Nutrition discussed by Two Western Nutritionists

Categories: Articles, Asian, Eastern Nutrition, Food Education, Food Energetics

Chinese food has a bad reputation in the UK. The rice-heavy meals and fatty meat dishes are thought to lead straight to obesity and heart disease. But properly prepared, says Chinese food expert Lorraine Clissold, the very opposite is true: the Chinese way of eating is healthy and fulfilling, fights illness and prolongs life. She also insists, in her book Why the Chinese Don’t Count Calories, that a real Chinese diet won’t make you fat, and that the rising levels of obesity observable in China are in fact caused by […]

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Western Nutrition info to help Prevent UTI

Categories: Articles, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Western Medicine

Nutrition and Supplements Following these nutritional tips may help reduce symptoms: * Drink a lot of fluids, such as herbal teas and water. Avoid sweetened fruit juices and other sweetened drinks. * Cranberries and blueberries contain substances that inhibit the binding of bacteria to bladder tissue. Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice regularly helps lower the risk of UTIs. * Try to eliminate potential food allergens, including dairy, wheat (gluten), corn, preservatives, and food additives. Your health care provider may want to test for food sensitivities.If you are susceptible to UTIs, drinking […]

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Ayervedic ideas for Fertility

Categories: Articles, Food Culture, Food Energetics, Indian, Infertility

I want to recommend you begin to cook with butter and ghee for fertility especially for wood overacting type clients. They is considered very nourishing to add more “cushion” and earth material to their system. Highly concentrated and healthy, natural fats are good for you at this time. I can’t imagine would be come overly obese so this is fine for them unless you have short term concerns for cholesterol. If you have any questions let me know. Otherwise enjoy! http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-ghee.htm I found this thread about fertility from an Indian […]

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Indian Cooking; Nutrition Info

Categories: Articles, Asian, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Indian, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

This is not how I normally like to look at food, through caloric and fat content counting, but it is useful info to look over to get an idea of what you are putting in your body. I eat mostly vegetarian (flexitarian really) and just a friend just moved to the Devon area. This is THE Indian and Pakistani area of Chicago and so I have been eating rich, delicious vegetarian Indian food just about every night. I hope to cook some tasty, nutritious meals in this style soon. Until […]

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Kombucha Tea… is it the miracle home remedy drink?

Categories: Articles

We all are searching for more energy and rejuvenation. The kombucha tea is supposed to remedy many ailments. If this is true, why aren’t we all drinking this potent but delicious beverage that improves health? Our neighboring health food store sells kombucha, bottled and flavored and I’ve seen fellow students drinking it but was not sure what it was. KOMBUCHA (pronounced kom-Boo-cha) is a handmade Chinese mushroom tea that is delicately cultured for 30 days. The beverage contains microorganisms of lactic acid and related symbioses of bacteria and yeast, the […]

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