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Some Like it Hot, Others Do Not: Food As an Ancient Path to Balance

4 Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 12:59:34 (EST)

In the West, we tend to view food mechanistically through the lens of protein, fat, carbohydrate and vitamin content. In the Eastern tradition, however, people tend to focus on more holistic properties.

Among these, a food's "temperature" is one of the most important. As we describe in our book,...

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Bringing in the Chinese New Year With Festive Holiday Rice and Beans

Posted February 14, 2011 | 11:28:55 (EST)

This post was co-authored by Warren Sheir, L.Ac..

Celebrations to usher in the Chinese New Year have begun. What better way to mark the occasion than with good, healthy food?

In East Asia, the color red is associated with luck and happiness, so it's no surprise that...

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7 Herbal Remedies You Already Have in Your Kitchen (PHOTOS)

Posted November 30, 2010 | 08:02:35 (EST)

Many people have asked me if I eat differently since writing "Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life" with Chinese medicine experts Yuan Wang, L.Ac., and Warren Sheir, L.Ac. The answer is "Yes, but not always in the way you might imagine."

Some...

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5 Healthy Eating Tips From Traditional Chinese Medicine (PHOTOS)

Posted July 2, 2010 | 09:00:00 (EST)

Eating is a hot topic in the United States--partly because we seem to do it so badly. For all of our modern scientific knowledge, our eating habits have made us one of the world leaders in obesity, diabetes and heart disease. We know all about vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates--so...

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