Post-Partum Diet Advice

Rebuild qi (energy): oats, mulitgrains (7-grain, kamut, barley etc) brown rice, wild rice, potato, sweet potato, mushroom (shitake etc), yam, basil, cinnamon, clove, dill, fennel, fenugreek(good for breast milk production), ginger, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme, jasmine tea

Rebuild Blood: sweet rice, beetroot, dark leafy greens, apricot, avocado, date, kidney bean, black sesame seeds, egg, soya milk, red meat, spinach, corn.Continue reading

Breast Health Quiz part 2:

If you answered three or more questions from either the liver, spleen or kidney section then please read the following:

A) Liver Health:

  1. Exercise or movement is vital for liver health.  Exercise brings in new oxygen which helps oxygenate our cells.  This constant circulation helps the liver function more effectively.
  2. Do you have a strong urge to create or express yourself artistically?  Do you feel stuck in some aspect of your life?  Think about areas of your life that constantly frustrate you or you repress.
  3. Avoid rigid rules and “shoulds”.Continue reading

Diabetes and Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine treats diabetes according to the individual’s unique pattern of symptoms.  No two people with diabetes have identical symptoms whether it is Type I or Type II.  In Chinese medicine diabetes is described as “Wasting & Thirsting Syndrome” as often the main symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are excessive thirst and hunger with weight loss.

In either Type 1 or Type 2 the main organs to stimulate would be the pancreas, and the kidneys.  We can stimulate the body with acupuncture or herbal therapy.  Acupuncture can help regulate the endocrine system by helping to regulate blood sugar metabolism.Continue reading