Medicinal Herbs in Your Backyard

Some people think of Chinese herbs as exotic plants grown only in faraway Asia. Many of the plants used in Chinese Herbal Medicine can easily be grown in Western North Carolina, because of the temperate climate, similar to parts of China. Many common medicinal plants are as beautiful as they are useful. For example: Balloon … Read More

Eat Drink and Be Healthy

According to Chinese Medicine, our diet should change with the seasons to keep us in tune with the energies around us. As the weather cools off for the fall, it makes sense that we should eat more warming, strengthening foods. Using warming spices is an easy way to enhance the diet and warm the body … Read More

Warm Tea, Pure Heart

Tea is loaded with antioxidants, boosts the immune system, lowers the risk of cancer, improves brain function, helps with fat loss – the list goes on. We so often hear about the health benefits of drinking tea, but we don’t usually think about the healing benefits of sharing tea with others. Consider the simple pleasure in making a … Read More

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere

The recent news that the sugar industry paid scientists to minimize the connection between sugar and heart disease, exposes another layer of truth behind this sweet carbohydrate. It’s so common in today’s diet, that many don’t question its presence or its numerous health risks. Holidays and birthdays are connected with sweets and even supermarkets are designed to place sugary … Read More