Steaming Your Vegetables

To learn WHY you should steam your veggies, click here to read our newsletter. Although it is more convenient to have a conventional steamer, it is not necessary. To craft your own apparatus for steaming your veggies, you will need a large pot with a lid and a metal colander that is able to fit inside. Fill the pot with water until it almost touches the bottom of the colander. Bring water to a boil. Read more…

Advice for Airplane Travel

Airplane travel causes problems for many reasons: the body is exposed to intense solar radiation at 30,000 feet, which causes dehydration and other problems; the air in planes is re-circulated, moving pathogens between passengers, crew and you; people often suffer from the time change of longer flights; and people often eat sporadically when traveling. To handle these problems during travel: Use ‘Gan Mao Ling’ (English: “common cold tablets”) 3 tablets 2x/day for 2 days before Read more…

Organs and body function

DID YOU KNOW: exactly 12 organ systems govern bodily function? Those vital organ systems (together with the glands) include the lungs, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, liver, gall bladder, pericardium, metabolic system, kidney and urinary bladder. To read more, check out the soon-to-be-released book, ORIENTAL MEDICINE AND YOU.

Gypsy Soup

Ingredients: 1 leek, diced (optional) 2 carrots, sliced 1 cup cabbage, chopped 2 cups winter squash or pumpkin, diced 2 quarts hot water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon oil Directions: Saute leeks, carrots, cabbage and squash for 10 minutes. Add water and salt. Reduce heat. Simmer for 35 minutes. Serves 8.

Look at what one of our patients, Ashley, says:

Ashley B. loves to talk about her “miracle baby,” daughter Maya, born February 1, 2010. Married in April 2007, Ashley and her husband tried to get pregnant for more than two years. Specialists couldn’t find a problem with either of them and suggested she take fertility drugs and try artificial insemination with her husband’s sperm. “That sounds romantic,” thought Ashley, 32, of Saukville. Then the couple learned the success rate for insemination is only 15%- Read more…

31 cities’ tap water has cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, study says

Article from Yahoo News. Written by Brett Michael Dykes The Environmental Working Group released a report Monday indicating that millions of Americans are regularly drinking hexavalent chromium, made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich” as a carcinogen, through their tap water. The group — whose study was first reported in a story Sunday by the Washington Post’s Lyndsey Layton — tested water from 35 U.S. cities and found that samples from 31 cities contained hexavalent Read more…

Success Story: Arthritis, Leg Pain, Bursitis, High Blood Pressure

I have had pain issues for some years. The first I remember is the arthritis in my feet. I’ve had that pain for probably 15 years or so. The doctors showed me the x-rays of the calcium buildup on the bones in my feet and explained there is really nothing to be done except pain and anti-inflammatory medication. Four years ago, our 13-year-old 65 lb. black lab was unable to use her hind legs. We Read more…