Burnt out!

Tell tale signs your nervous system is in overdrive …and what to do about it! A whopping 95% of all illnesses are either caused by, or worsened by stress. Yikes! Long-term stress also damages the hippocampus in the brain (the memory centre) and can contribute to long-term memory loss and dementia. Adrenals get depleted and burn out ensues if we exist in a stressed state for too long and the body will start to break down in a multitude of ways. The good news is, there are some very very simple things that we can do to reduce stress in the body and mind and help ourselves calm and heal. First, here are some of the common systems of an overly engaged sympathetic nervous system: Cognitive sympto

Dampness-Busting Salad

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Salad: 3 stalks celery 2” round daikon 2 large red radish 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1 handful flat leaft parsley, finely chopped (stems included) 2 scallions, finely chopped (all parts) Vinaigrette: 1 tbsp grapefruit zest 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tsp orange zest 125ml citrus juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only ½ tsp freshly ground pepper 1 heaping tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp umeboshi (optional) 1 ½ tsp raw honey salt olive oil Method 1. Trim celery and radish, peel daikon and slice all three super thinly on a mandolin and transfer to a medium bowl. Add walnuts, parsley and scallions, and stir to combine. 2. In a medium bowl, anchored with a kitchen towe

Change of Season Soup

So many people seem to have a hard time with seasonal transitions and find themselves getting sick regularly no matter how hard they try to stay healthy. There's a traditional TCM soup recipe that works wonders for preventing colds and flus and keeping the immune system strong, particularly during seasonal transitions. This can be taken as a herbal drink throughout the year if you need a little boost or used daily during the turn or seasons of if you're feeling rundown. The soup has a slightly bitter taste on it’s own so to improve the taste, you can use it as a base for a hearty chicken soup or bone broth made with a whole organic chicken and shiitake mushrooms, onions, leeks, carrots, yam,

Using Food As Medicine -Top TCM Herbs for Everyday Use

https://theheartysoul.com/top-6-ancient-herbs-to-help-treat-almost-every-ailment-how-to-use-them/ Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses herbal medicine to rebalance the body and bring the body back to a state of health. Herbal medicine is highly customized as no two people are the same – even if they’ve been diagnosed with the same disease, the root imbalance or dis-ease with vary from individual to individual. Therefore, care and customization is key when working with an individual. Having said that, there are some amazing gems that are sourced from food, that can be included into the everyday diet, to can help prevent disease and create a state of vibrant health…one meal at a time! It’s

Citrus Vinaigrette

Citrus Vinaigrette This zesty little number is wonderful for those hot humid or rainy days when you're feeling a bit waterlogged, but want something fresh to eat. You could add this to a grain bowl or warm salad. It's a great choice for those of us who feel puffy, heavy and foggy headed more often than not as the citrus zest, mustard, raw honey, thyme and black pepper are all known to bust thought 'Dampness' according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Therapy. By picking foods that act like medicine in your body by balancing things out, you're setting yourself up for great health! Ingredients Makes about 3 cups 1 tbsp grapefruit zest 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tsp orange zest 125ml citrus juice

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