January 16, 2020

Here we are, deep into cold and flu season. I want to share one of my favorite recipes for boosting the immune system both before you and your family are sick, and while you may be symptomatic. This specific recipe comes from my dear friends at herbFOLK community medicine, and I think it's fantastic, so I'm excited to share it with you all. 

ELDERBERRY ELIXIR is a classic remedy that is most effective when taken regularly...

March 31, 2016

I love that that eating fresh, organic, and even local is becoming more popular these days. I love that the mention of eating greens and taking herbs is not so foreign to many of my patients. However, there is one popular trend that I am extremely cautious about, and that's juice. 


Yes, it's true, juicing your produce can pack a lot of punch in one glass -- especially if it is fresh pressed, which means it's not pasteurized (a...

January 5, 2016

With a kiddo just starting pre-school this month, germs have been coming through my house constantly. I’ve noticed a funny flu hanging around this winter that includes eye irritation. For some there may be slight yellowish discharge, and for others, it manifests as just incredibly itchy and red eyes. So before you jump to harsh treatments and possibly unnecessary anti-biotic eye drops, there is a simple natural remedy that wor...

December 12, 2014

Ever suffered from a lingering cough after you've recovered from a bad cold, that just won't seem to go away? I recently learned about an amazing home remedy for a deep seeded cough that works wonders, and I had to share it!


Post-flu lingering cough can be exhausting. Your body uses a lot of Qi to heal from a bad cold or flu, and when the cough doesnt go away, it's hard to regain your energy. In my office, I will often use cup...

December 5, 2014

This post is really just a public service announcement to inform anyone who may be questioning whether or not to get a flu vaccine this year. While there are many concerns about whether or not the flu vaccine is a good idea, including concerns about the other ingredients in the vaccine, the current vaccine is highly ineffective.


The CDC has just issued a statement:


"Influenza viral characterization data indicates that...

November 20, 2014

While herbal medicine can be extremely helpful in the treatment of serious infection, there is a time and place when antibiotics are necessary. Unfortunately, many times when they are needed, they turn out to be ineffective.

I have recently been working with a patient with a MRSA infection. They suffer with a skin infection that is resistant to treatment by almost all antibiotics on the market. They picked up the infection d...

November 5, 2014


I recently heard a surprising statistic. One in four adults in our country are on some sort of medication for psychological disorders. The bulk of these are for anxiety and depression. I can't help but wonder the obvious: what led our society to be so stressed, anxious, nervous, and depressed? While that is a huge topic to tackle,  I can address is ways that we can cope with and heal from these disorders.


Pharmaceuticals are...

November 2, 2014

If you are a patient of mine, it's likely I have recommended that you incorporate more soup into your diet. Adding nourishing broth to your life can vastly improve your overall state of health. As we get deeper into the autumn seson, now is the best time to warm up your diet with some nourishing soup!

In chinese medicine we talk a lot about specific organs affected by deficiencies. In the Chinese diagnosis system, your spleen i...

October 1, 2014

Having a new baby at home is so exciting, but when your baby has an unhappy tummy or has colic, life can get really stressful really fast!! Over the past few months I have had more questions about how to help a colicy baby than I can count. I want to be sure that my gripe water recipe is easy to access, so I'm putting this up on my blog.


First of all, what exactly is colic?

Colic is a general term used to describe any uncontrol...

August 23, 2014

OK... you've spent 9+ months growing this gorgeous baby (or two), but did you know you've also spent that time growing some of mother nature's most perfect medicine to help you recover after giving birth? Though it is routinely disarded as medical waste in our society, enapsulating your placenta and ingesting it in medicinal doses can completely change your post-partum experience. Every mamal on this planet (other than humans)...

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