Though this diet may seem counter intuitive because generally it is healthier to eat unrefined whole foods it is great diet for the flare up stage of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In fact for some it can be just as affective as prednisone. Grains: Refined white breads, buns, bagels, muffins, biscuits, soda crackers, plain… Read More »
Ask the Experts Expert: Dr. Jeda Boughton, B.A., R.Ac., Dr. TCM Q: My family doctor recently diagnosed me with high cholesterol. I’m unsure of the implications of this diagnosis, and I don’t want to take the pharmaceutical drugs. How can traditional Chinese medicine help me? A: There is a common myth that all fats lead… Read More »
Ingredients: Dry: 2 cups almond flour (meal) 1 cup gluten free oats 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg ¾ cup raisins and/or dried cranberries ½ cup chopped pecans (or other nuts) Wet: 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh) 1/4 cup grapeseed oil… Read More »
The adrenal glands are located in the kidneys and produce essential hormones such as adrenaline, corticosteroids (cortisone-like hormones) and androgens (make hormones like testosterone). Any overproduction or underproduction of these hormones can lead to serious illness. When the subject of adrenal gland disorders are discussed you most often hear about underactive adrenal glands, also known… Read More »
You have undoubtedly heard the term “adrenal fatigue” at one time or another, but probably have not received a full explanation as to what this term really means. Before we discuss “adrenal fatigue” and what it is all about we first need to cover some of the basics. Your adrenal glands are found within each… Read More »
The thyroid is a gland that is located on the front side of the neck and produces the thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. These hormones regulate and control an individual’s metabolism. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough T3 and T4. Hypothyroidism is most common in women over the age… Read More »
The human thyroid gland is located on the front side of your neck, just below the thyroid cartilage, also known as the “Adam’s apple”. The thyroid produces two hormones within the human body, T3 and T4. In a healthy individual, the thyroid gland will produce the correct amount of each hormone, which is critical as… Read More »
For centuries, Traditional Chinese Medicine has utilized acupuncture to help aid in bringing the body back to equilibrium and help facilitate the flow of energy throughout the body. Acupuncture is best known for its use and success in reducing pain and distress within the body. But, more and more Western doctors are endorsing acupuncture as… Read More »
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Summer Nutrition By Dr. Jeda Boughton, B.A., R.Ac., Dr. TCM Summer is a time of growth and activity, a time when British Columbians want to be outside socializing and enjoying the weather. It is also a season of barbecues, beach picnics and weekend camping trips, which are often accompanied by overindulgence… Read More »
Personal growth does not always mean changing from the inside out. The transformational approach of Hellerwork begins from the outside in and can offer powerful results.
This dish is rich in foods that benefit fertility such as carrots, brown rice, and sesame seeds! It’s also a great alternative to meat loaf and a handy way to use up leftover brown rice.
*Serves 8 Main Mix: 5 Tbsp. Organic Ghee or Virgin Coconut Oil 1 tsp. Mustard Seeds 1 Tbsp. Organic Turmeric, ground 2 tsp. Organic Coriander, ground 3 Tbsp. Organic Cumin, ground 2-3 tsp. Unrefined Sea Salt (*Le Paludier) 2 large Leeks, chopped 2 cups Whole Green Mung Beans, soaked & rinsed 1 cup Brown Basmati… Read More »
Sesame tofu in great added to stir fries, salads, or all by itself!
This recipe is from The Rebar Modern Food Cookbook by Audrey Alsterberg and Wanda Urbanowicz.
A perfect summertime treat.
This dressing can be used as a dip or dressing to enliven yam fries, wraps, sushi, sandwiches or nut loafs!
1/4 cup extra virgin, unrefined, cold pressed olive oil 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce salt and pepper Mix ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. DOWNLOAD FULL RECIPE HERE
Mix all ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor or blender. Add the olive oil in a slow stream and mix well. Serve on a bed of romaine lettuce.
Tasty salad for any occasion!
A little of the orient.