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August 26, 2019

There's a common denominator that unites us in our eating experiences: most of us want to feel nourished from the food we eat. Nourishment is sustenance for all of the senses. It is a basic human necessity that is learned over time in response to our changing bodies, e...

October 17, 2018

 As we continue to talk about the ins and outs of meal planning and creating nourishing recipes to fuel your week, it’s important to remember that each of us has to make meal planning personalized. Food takes on a different meaning for everyone and has roots in our cul...

October 3, 2018

When I was a young girl, I remember my mother writing a shopping list each week before we went to the market. In hindsight I realize now that she didn't just pull the ingredients randomly out of thin air; she wrote down what she needed based on her meal plan Meal plann...

September 25, 2018

Many of us are feeling the end of summer blues and shock as a new school year begins.  We can choose to look at how we shift with the seasons and counter the feelings of frenzy and chaos through small, simple practices. In Chinese Medicine Fall is the season of turning...

September 19, 2018

This blog is the first of a three-part series on meal planning. For anyone looking to create more organization and improved quality of their weekly meals, it's important to have a solid place to start from. Have a colorful plant-based list of foods that all of the meal...

August 19, 2018

Why did I decide to add Functional & Integrative Medicine to my long standing midwifery practice? I’ve been asked this question several times over the past few months and the answer is fairly simple --

First of all, midwifery philosophy is “being with woman”, empowering...

July 25, 2018

Cherry, beefsteak, sungold, green zebra. Who doesn't like a ripe, juicy tomato in the peak of summer? They seem to pop out all at once in our gardens, CSA baskets, and markets, which is why we eagerly wait all summer for them to appear. There are so many varieties to c...

May 15, 2018

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”  Shunryu Suzuki


In our culture we spend a lot of time talking about WHAT to eat, and not as much focus on the HOW of eating. Watch a baby try new foods for the first time and you...

April 2, 2018

Anyone who has taken a cooking class with me, knows I'm in love with green foods. They are my warrior ingredients whether I'm teaching about detoxification, weight loss, cancer, brain health, or gut health. Recently, I discovered a whole new reason I steer toward eatin...