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How to make a chrysanthemum compress, chrysanthemum, herbs, compress, poultice, topical herbs, chinese herbs, herbal medicine

How to Make a Chrysanthemum Compress

Known as Ju Hua in Chinese, chrysanthemum is one of my favorite herbs.  It is a yellow or white flower that is similar to chamomile, in fact they are in the same family. Drinking chrysanthemum tea has several benefits and, as I explain above, the flowers can be used as a compress as well. Owing to antimicrobial […]

Sweet Beet Acupuncture, fertility, infertility, migraines, back pain, herniated disc, neck pain, knee pain, menstrual cramps

Introducing Sweet Beet Acupuncture

I am beyond thrilled to announce that after being a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist for over 3 years, with the good fortune of amazing patients and a supportive mentor, as of February 1st, 2016 I am finally launching my own practice: Sweet Beet Acupuncture! Take a minute to look around at my new website at, […]

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Vegetable Soup

If you are feeling overloaded from holiday food and looking for something light to get your digestion back on track, or if you have been battling with a low immune system all season, then this is just the soup for you. What better for digestion and immunity than homemade chicken soup, made with a whole chicken, […]

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My Seasonal Produce Print – now on Etsy!

I’m super excited to announce that after much hard work, I am now offering prints of my year-round seasonal produce poster!! Available in full color prints or digital files on my Etsy store. This poster makes it easy to keep up with what produce is in season, all year long. Each month is illustrated with […]

Anti-inflammatory vs. Pro-inflammatory foods

Anti-inflammatory vs. Pro-inflammatory Foods

I treat pain all the time with acupuncture and herbs and it generally responds very well.  When I have a particularly tough case, however, I ask my patient, “are you aware of the connection between diet, inflammation and pain?”  And the answers I get probably won’t surprise you.  The majority of people are totally misinformed about […]

20 Benefits of Bone Broth, health, nutrition, paleo, real food, diet

Bone Broth

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Catalog of Recipes

a catalog of recipes, organized by type, ingredients, season, you name it!

Gluten Free Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Cupcake

Gluten Free

you don’t need gluten to be tasty

the perfect egg


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