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 the link between what they eat and their stubborn low back pain, tense shoulders or achy knees. While... Read More

Roasted Chicken Coconut Curry

This recipe is so good that once I made it the first time, I made it again only 5 days later.  The first time was for a few friends who came over for a Sunday night dinner and we all knew right away that this was a winner. I probably took the most complicated route to making this recipe, since I roasted the chicken myself and toasted/ground my own spices, but don’t worry because I show you tips along the way that will save you some time in... 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

Baked Curry Sweet Potato Fries

Fries are one of my biggest weaknesses.  I could heat up a pot of oil and fry some myself, but baking them is a lot easier and way less greasy and messy. Plus, I find it way easier to season them before popping them in the oven rather than after they are covered in scalding hot oil.  I chose curry, which is a combination of turmeric, coriander, and cumin, because of its pleasant and mildly spicy flavor.   Baked Curry Sweet Potato Fries 1/2... Read More