8 Ways to Eat Smarter this Summer

Summer is here!  You may find yourself having a great time at the beach, barbeques or fun poolside events!  Though these fun activities are important to de-stress ourselves, we also want to be aware of what we eat so our health problems do not come raging back once Summer is over. If you’re not sure where to … Continue reading 8 Ways to Eat Smarter this Summer

Herbal Fridays: Watermelon aka Xi Gua

Today is August 3rd, also known as National Watermelon Day!  I felt it is only appropriate to make todays herb the watermelon.  It is the perfect summer fruit! In TCM it is known to quell summerheat.  What is summerheat?  It is one of the pathogens that attacks the body in the summer time.  Symptoms are … Continue reading Herbal Fridays: Watermelon aka Xi Gua

Homemade Organic Cottage Cheese & Health Benefits « ByzantineFlowers

This is a great article about casein protein.  Casein protein stays in your system for hours and give you a constant supply of protein.  In TCM, our liver stores our blood while we sleep.  In a way it is a our way of rebooting ourselves.  Though we are resting, our bodies are still working to … Continue reading Homemade Organic Cottage Cheese & Health Benefits « ByzantineFlowers

Summer is Here!

Summer has arrived!  In Chinese Medicine, the summer season corresponds with the Fire element in Chinese Medicine.  Fire is the most yang element, the most active and outward enegery.  During this time, the temperature outside rises as does ours.  But the heat does not mean you should stay inside!  Instead, go out and get that Vitamin D! … Continue reading Summer is Here!