Quinoa Recipes

Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add 1 cup quinoa, reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup thinly sliced apples, 1/3 cup raisins, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and simmer until water is absorbed. Serve with milk or cream and sweeten to taste with honey or brown sugar.

1/2 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup green onion, diced
1/4 cup celery,  diced
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1/4 cup sweet red pepper, diced
salt to taste
6  cups quinoa, cooked (basic recipe)
1/4  cup olive oil
2  cloves garlic, crushed
1  cup almonds, sliced
1/4  tsp oregano

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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