Nutrition

How to Preserve and Persevere in the Winter Months

by Erin Kumpf In Chinese theory, the passing of seasons is a reflection of the oscillation and interchanging of yin and yang: from the utmost yang (the brightness and heat of mid summer) to the utmost yin (the quiet, inward, solitude of winter.)  We are now deep into to winter.  Energetically, winter is associated with slowing down, of storage, and

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Tips to Keep Your Lungs Clear and Your Intestines Happy During Autumn (includes a simple recipe to support Lung Health)

By Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M. “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.”  ~ Lao Tzu Cool, crisp mornings, cornucopias of red, orange and yellow hues, all things pumpkin and a reluctant acceptance of shorter days and longer nights.  Welcome, autumn.  Its been a while since we’ve seen

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Harness the Energetics of Spring by Cleansing Inside and Out

by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.

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Eat Fermented Foods for Optimal Health

by Janel DuRoss Ohhh…did you think that by “fermented foods” I meant beer or wine? Not this time! A healthy gut affects your overall well being – everything from playing with your children, taking a yoga class, going for a run, and enjoying your time vested vacation. What you eat is very important, and adding fermented foods can keep your belly

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Superfoods to the Rescue!

by Janel DuRoss Superfoods are specific foods that provide a powerhouse of nutrients to your body. When you are pressed for time and in need of something healthy to eat that will provide you with optimal energy and nourishment, you’ll want to consider adding superfoods to your grocery list as not all vegetables and fruits are created equal. Blueberries: Their rich

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