Smashed Cucumber Salad – Summer Recipe

 Prep Time: 10 mins  | Cook Time: 5 mins  |  Total Time: 15 mins Quick | Easy | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free | Vegetarian | Vegan | This delicious, refreshing salad is the perfect summer recipe and only takes 5 minutes to prepare. The ingredients are simple, and yet this salad is packed with flavour and is full of health benefits. This Yin salad is perfect for summer - the most Yang season of the…

Tea Tree Oil – Benefits, Uses & Recipes

Tea tree, also known as melaleuca, is an essential oil that comes mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree oil has been widely used throughout Australia for its medicinal properties for at least the last century and is well-known for its powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties as well as its ability to kill many strains of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.…

Summer Recipe to Clear Heat & Decrease Fire

By Unfamiliar China Clear Heat and Decrease Fire Pressure, insomnia, prolonged exposure to a blowing air conditioner, and eating out too frequently can all lead to excessive internal heat. Excessive internal heat can be alleviated by regulating one’s diet. One should eat an appropriate ratio of meat and vegetables, and eat more fruits and vegetables that clear heat and drain fire. Enriching the…

Digestive Health and Nutrition in Chinese Medicine – with Recipe

By NourishU Digestive Health in Chinese Medicine The importance of eating a gut-healthy diet cannot be underestimated. Your gut plays a major role in your physical and even mental health, and having a healthy gut entails maintaining a balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria – something you simply will not accomplish by eating highly processed "dead" foods as found in the western diet. When a diet…

Mustard Greens & Pork Soup Recipe

By NourishU Chinese Medicine Nutrition & The Summer Season The excessive heat and humidity in summer can affect our health in many ways. It can cause the loss of body fluid and energy with profuse perspiration and can weaken our appetite. Drinking too much fluid to fight summer heat can dilute digestive enzymes which can lead to indigestion. Extreme heat can lead to heat stroke with…

Spring Recipe – Stir Fried Chicken and Goji Berries

By Vicky Chan of NourishU Spring Recipes Spring is the season of new growth, the season of wood and the season of the liver. It is the season of wind and rain and very unstable weather. It marks the beginning of a new growing season including bacteria and viruses. People can easily catch cold/flu and infectious diseases in spring. Wind-injuries can be characterized by rapidly changing and…

Winter Recipe for Kidneys – Fox Nut Rice Pudding

By NourishU Kidney/Bladder Disease Kidney deficiency is the cause of many illnesses and over 80% of people have a certain degree of kidney deficiency. Cold hands and feet, lack of energy, ringing in the ears, sexual dysfunction, joint pain, menstrual disorder, prostate problems, back pain, hearing impairment, premature aging, incontinent are some typical examples. Winter time is the best…

Winter Recipe – Astragalus Dangshen Mutton Soup

By NourishU Seasonal Eating in Chinese Medicine - Winter Recipes Winter with the drop of temperature is the time to slow down on physical activities because our body's metabolic rate will be slower. It is also the time to eat nourishing food to help the body to preserve energy. Animals follow the law of nature and hibernate throughout winter. Human should also preserve energy and build up…

Winter Recipe – Black Bean Congee to Promote Kidney Health

By NourishU Eating in Winter According to Chinese Medicine Winter with the drop of temperature is the time to slow down on physical activities because our body's metabolic rate will be slower. It is also the time to eat nourishing food to help the body to preserve energy. Animals follow the law of nature and hibernate throughout winter. Human should also preserve energy and build up…

Winter Recipe – Lamb Thigh & Warming Herbs Soup

By NourishU Winter Recipes in Chinese Medicine This beautiful Photo by Natasha Vasiljeva on Unsplash Winter, with the drop in temperature, is the time to slow down physical activities as our body's metabolic rate slows down at this time of year. It is also the time to eat nourishing food to help the body to preserve energy. Animals follow the law of nature and hibernate throughout winter.…