Category Archives: Healthful Eating

Fertility Tea

Equal parts of dried Nettles + Raspberry Leaf, about a teaspoon of each, steeped. Drink daily 1-3 times. This combo nourishes and vitalizes the blood, enhances fertility, and regulates the menstrual cycle. I recommend a customized Chinese herbal formula for many of my clients, but this is a combo that can useful to a wide […]

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Goji Berries

Goji Berries are not only super delicious, they are considered a super food. They are higher than any other fruit in protein and are loaded with vitamin C, iron, calcium, and other minerals. They are anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and boost the immune system. In Chinese medicine they are considered nourishing to the Kidney and Liver […]

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WARM WINTER CLEANSE

Every year around this time of year I start thinking about a cleanse. I’ve tried cleansing in February or March in Vermont. Each time I felt very, very cold and craved cooked foods and ginger. I have done the Clean program several times in the hottest time of the year and felt great. I often […]

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Pesto

This takes no time at all, chuck all this stuff in a food processor: 2-3 cloves garlic 3-4 cups basil (about 1 basil plant), picked and washed ½ cup walnuts or cashews ¼-1/2 cup parsley ½ cup good olive oil 3/4 t salt

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Prep for Spring Cleansing

The Spring energy is building with the longer days and, ahem, the lack of snow! With it comes the desire to do some cleansing – but what is appropriate? The weather is still cold so lots of fruit smoothies would be too cooling for our bodies. Save the longer deeper cleanse for when it’s hot […]

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All About Cleansing

Since spring is traditionally the best time for cleansing. I have put together several blogs and recipes about cleansing. Summer in Vermont may be even better for cleansing! SPRING CLEANING the WHAT, WHEN and HOW LONG of CLEANSING BENEFITS OF CLEANSING

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Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies

Smoothies can be made in a flash and are easy to digest. You can use fresh or frozen fruit. I don’t like my smoothies freezing cold and neither does the stomach since cold hampers its job of digestion. So if I am using frozen fruit it put it in first and then I add hot […]

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Raw vs. Cooked Vegetable

Cleansing does not mean fasting, nor should it for most people. It also doesn’t not mean eating only raw fruits and vegetables, nor should it, especially in a climate like ours in Vermont. Raw vegetables are cold and hard to digest. Some people say that cooking vegetables kills the enzymes and therefore raw is better. […]

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CLEAN: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself

A great resource for cleansing is Dr. Alejandro Junger’s book,  Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself. His book is quite readable and interesting. The three week cleanse

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CLEANSING TIPS and EXTRAS

Take extra good care of yourself while cleansing. Get plenty of sleep at night and take a rest during the day, too. Exercise, gently and regularly. Meditate daily, even if only for 5 minutes. Bodywork. Schedule at least once session a week of massage, acupuncture,

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