Fall Recipe for Cough – Steamed Banana with Rock Sugar

By Vicky Chan of NourishU Fall - Cough & Other Lung Diseases Fall is the season that is vital to lung health because it is the season dominated by dry air which can cause lung heat to accumulate. It is important to avoid too spicy and hot foods to prevent further intensifying of lung heat. Eating white colored foods such as white beans and raw white turnips can help to soothe lung and lower…

Fall Lung Recipe – American Ginseng & Chicken Soup

By Vicky Chan of NourishU Cooking in the Fall Season Fall is the time when dryness and cooler temperatures predominate. This is also the time of year when your lungs are most vulnerable to attack. Symptoms related to dryness include coughing with sputum, dry nose and throat, dry skin and lips, chest pain and dry stools. It is important to increase the intake of soothing fluids to balance the…

Fall Recipe – Honeydew Melon Soup

By Vicky Chan of NourishU Eating in the Fall Season - Fall Recipes Fall is the time when dryness and cooler temperatures predominate. Fall is also when your lungs are most vulnerable to attack. Symptoms related to dryness include coughing with sputum, dry nose and throat, dry skin and lips, chest pain and dry stools. It is important to increase the intake of soothing fluids to balance the…

Steamed Eggplant – Cancer Fighting Recipe

By VIcky Chan of NourishU Cancer Cancer is a sickness that is highly preventable but only treatable at the early stage. When the damages are too widespread, there is no medicine in the world that can cure cancer. Surgical removal of malignant parts from the body is just like cutting off the tips of the iceberg. If the underlying condition remains unchanged, cancer will just find other weaker…

Immune Boosting Recipe – Winter Vegetable & Mushroom Soup

By Vicky Chan of NourishU Recipes That Improve the Immune System Health preservation and sickness prevention are the main themes in Chinese medicine and strengthening the immune system is the key in achieving these objectives. When the immune system is healthy, it can counteract adverse effects and prevent the development of sickness. It can also enable self-healing and lessen the impact from…

Winter Recipe – Mutton & Carrot Soup

By Vicky Chan of NourishU Symptoms Blood and qi deficiency which manifests as lack of energy, dizziness and headache, numbing of extremities, lack of appetite and night blindness. Therapeutic Effects Nourishes the spleen and liver to promote blood and qi Improves eyesight Improves appetite Strengthens and tonifies the body Chinese Yams Ingredients (2 to 3 servings)…

Cooling Cucumber Salad – Summer Recipe

By Emma Suttie, D.Ac, AP Cucumbers are an important part of Chinese medicine food therapy and are packed with a multitude of health benefits. They are also the perfect food for summer. In Chinese medicine cucumbers are sweet, affecting the spleen, and cooling - helping the body stay cool in the hot weather. They have a high water content and are very moisturizing, helping you stay hydrated in…

Liver Flush Immune Elixir Recipe

The ReFresh Cookbook - Ruth Tal with Jennifer Houston This recipe is from one of my favourite cookbooks, that comes from one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto - Fresh. It was a wonderful place to eat with a diverse menu of fresh, raw, vegan (and non vegan) dishes that tasted delicious and you knew were amazing for you. You can learn a little bit more about them and their vision here.…

Winter Congee Recipe for Colds & Flu

Congee Traditionally known as hsi-fan or rice water, congee is eaten throughout China as a breakfast food. It is a thin porridge or gruel consisting of a handful of rice simmered in five to six times the amount of water. Although rice is the most common grain for congees, millet, spelt or other grains are sometimes used. Cook the rice and water together in a covered pot for four to six hours on…

Recipe for Nursing Colds/Flu

By Vicky Chan of NourishU This winter has been a worse-than-average flu season and many people have been infected. The Western medicine approach of using antibiotics to fight the cold and flu virus is “over-prescribing” because the success rate has only been around 20%. The overuse of antibiotics has caused many experts to project an imminent “antibiotic apocalypse”. On average, adults can…