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Seasonal Harmony — Late Summer

[Seasonal Harmony] Late Summer WHAT’S THE PHASE? – WHAT’S THE POINT?  By Ellasara Kling  “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony — Everything Flows

[Seasonal Harmony] “Everything Flows” By Ellasara Kling Heraclitus of Ephesus (6th Century BCE) The cycle of the seasons, the regular rhythmical interchange of one season into another, can almost be ignored due to the technological advances of our modern life. … Continue reading

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TCM Food Therapy for Asthma

[TCM Food Therapy] By Helen H. Hu, OMD Asthma is a disease of diffused airway inflammation caused by a variety of triggering stimuli, resulting in partially or completely reversible bronchi constriction. Symptoms and signs include dyspepsia, chest tightness, coughing, and … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony – What’s Your Food’s Nature?

[Seasonal Harmony] By Ellasara Kling Last issue we talked a little bit about the flavors of foods and some of the effects that those flavors have on the function of the various organ systems. Also based on Five Element Theory … Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure

TCM Food Therapy Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure by Helen Hu, OMD Dilated (congestive) cardiomyopathy is a group of heart muscle disorders in which the ventricles enlarge but are not able to pump enough blood for the body’s needs, resulting … Continue reading

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Let Flavor Be Your Guide

Seasonal Harmony Let Flavor Be Your Guide By Ellasara Kling Generally, whether we plan a meal or one dish, we think of the flavor of the foods we are going to use to create a particular taste. We choose seasonings … Continue reading

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TCM Food Therapy-Cancer Prevention

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Food Therapy and Cancer Prevention by Helen Hu, OMD When we discuss how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help prevent cancer, we might think we have to take something to kill the cancerous cells in order to … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony-Winter

Winter: The Season for Contemplation and Restoration by Ellasara Kling The Winter Season is ruled by the Kidney-Urinary Bladder organ system and is usually referred to as Kidney Season. During this season we strive to nourish the Kidney function. Let’s … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony

Seasonal Harmony by Ellasara Kling “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” Hippocrates: Greek physician (circa — 460 BCE … Continue reading

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TCM Food Therapy

TCM Food Therapy for Diabetes by Helen H. Hu, OMD, L.Ac. Diabetes Mellitus is a syndrome characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from impaired insulin secretion and /or effectiveness. There are many complications of diabetes such as retinopathy, nephropathy, atherosclerotic coronary and … Continue reading

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