Jun 152018

Spring seems to be my favorite time to talk about Chinese Medicine Food Therapy and how one can tailor their diet to the season for healing. In May 2018, I did a lecture on this topic and am posting my notes and recipes here:
Spring: Time to Tame the Liver
Summary Table of Spring Foods discussed
Five Element Chart

Recipes, etc.
Anti-Aging Brain Mix recipe
Raspberry-Lime Aqua Fresca
Ban Lan Gen Chong Ji
Dandelion Flower Syrup
Stir-fried Watercress with Almonds and Ginger
No-Cook Mint Syrup
Mint Syrup (cooking required)
Rose Hips Lemonade (with Hibiscus)

References for recipes are in the documents themselves.
This is an update to notes in my Spring 2013 Newsletter.

Dec 122013

Obtained online circa 4/13, I can no longer find this on the Smart Publications website, but this is an excellent summary or monograph of the research done on GoJi Berries, aka Gou Qi Zi in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Materia Medica (Lycium Barbarum):
GoJi Berries Monograph

Another great summary of the benefits of this herb, or berry, is:
Ray Sahelian’s GoJi Berry Information

Additionally, information of the brand of GoJi Berries I carry in my office can be found at:
Dragon Herbs GoJi Berries
The founder of this company, Ron Teeguarden, is a scholar in the field of Chinese Medicine and his company carries some of the best products around!

May 222013

Heavenly Herbs and Acupuncture Newsletter:

Spring – A Time for Renewal

Referenced in this newsletter is a “Chinese Medicine and Food Therapy Lecture Series” I started in April 2013. I gave a lecture entitled “Spring – Time to Tame the Liver!”©. Lecture notes will be posted on my blog soon (and will be referenced here)!

Here’s a pdf version of this newsletter (but unfortunately, links do not work):
Spring – A Time for Renewal

This newsletter includes a few book reviews also.

Nov 292012

Drippy, sniffy noses, chills and fever, watery eyes and choked coughs with some bazooka-sized sneezes typify the winter flu season at our house. Our symptoms have been greatly minimized by the Chinese Tea we get each year from Heavenly Herbs. It is a special mixture Sheryl recreated from a mix we got in China in 2005 when my husband got a terrible cold in Beijing. It’s an interesting combination of something that looks like a chrysanthemum, a pit that expands in water, goji berries and an assortment of other odd – but now familiar – flakes of herbs that we steep whenever we feel those sniffles coming on. Although it looks strange, my daughter, my husband and I all swear by it, as do our friends and relatives who are now devotees to Sheryl’s Chinese tea. If you want a little extra protection or a way to lessen the length of a cold, ask Sheryl for some of Alice’s Chinese Tea. It’s not magic, but it works better for us than anything else out there!

Jun 242012

This is a handout that I wrote in 2010 for a lecture I gave at a local gym. This lecture was also covered by an article in the local paper, the Paradise Post, by Bonnie Sitter, “Ten Healthy Foods that could lengthen your life”, March 2010. (But sorry, it is not available online.) I now also give to to many patients as a general guide to start using dietary therapy for health.

Top Ten Superfoods for Longevity: A Medicinal Food Approach

Addendum for recipes are not provided here since I don’t have rights to publish recipes from references. However, the recipe references are in the handout and most could be found online.
There are a few recipes I have adapted or obtained from classes, and I will eventually post them online. But for now, please feel free to email me at info@heavenly-herbs.com if you would like them.
(References also are to a few of the good books on dietary therapy, for those really interested in healing with diet.)