Why I Choose Raw Dairy

I drive a few blocks out of my way every Saturday morning to an unassuming parking lot in Glassell Park where I can buy raw dairy products direct from the family-owned Organic Pastures.  It’s the absolute best local source of raw, organic, grassfed dairy that I’ve found here in LA.  While I can get their products at a few farmers’ markets and specialty grocers in my area, this “hub” on Saturdays is the only place where... Read More

My Holistic Cold & Flu Season Routine

It’s the season for getting sick and it seems to be hitting everyone but me.  Friends, family and almost every patient that I treat are complaining of symptoms, from common colds to stomach flus to sinus infections, plus everything in between.  Even when I seem to be interacting with mostly sick people, I don’t get sick myself.  How? Well I have never had a flu shot, I don’t take a multivitamin and I’m not slathering antibacterial... Read More

Making Bone Broth at Home

I told you yesterday about all the Amazing Benefits of Bone Broth, so today I knew I had to tell you how to make it yourself! As an acupuncturist, drinking bone broth is one of the single most frequent nutritional suggestions I make to my patients.  I drink it myself every morning.  While I believe most other aspects of diet should be tailored to a specific person’s needs and constitution, bone broth is one of the few things that nearly everyone... Read More

The Natural Goodness of Ginger

Ginger has been used for thousands of years in chinese medicine to treat stomach disorders like persistent nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, loss of appetite or anorexia.  But it also treats mild lung disorders, like upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis or a simple cold and cough. It is anti-bacterial, which explains why ginger is always served with sushi – to battle the bacteria in the raw fish.  Because of its warm nature... Read More