Finding Yin in the Tetons: Featured Article in New Wu Magazine

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This month, on August 21st 2017, there will be a total-eclipse of the sun - the first one visible from the United States since 1979. And, Jackson WY happens to be one of the strategic locations for complete visibility of this rare celestial event. 

If you are lucky enough to be in the Jackson Hole area during this month, pick up a copy of New Wu Magazine and check out my featured article "Finding Yin in the Tetons." Or, if you won't be traveling to this neck of the woods, you can read it online here - page 49.

Chicken Liver Pate [Recipe]

Chicken Liver Pate [Recipe]

In my previous post, I shared all the wonderful benefits of eating liver. In truth, my overwhelming love of liver resides mostly in how abundantly this food has changed my life - not because of how much I enjoy eating it. The flavor is, well, acquired (at best), and I've struggled to find ways to include it that taste truly delicious. My clients have too. In fact, it's probably the most common question I get - how do I cook liver?

If this thought is familiar for you, then this post (and recipe) are for you.

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The Most Sacred Food for Women

The Most Sacred Food for Women

I consider liver to be one of the most nutritious foods for women and recommend it at some point to most of my clients. This suggestion often comes as a shock to many - who have either understood liver as an unhealthy (maybe even toxic?) food or just plain don't like the idea (or taste). In this post, I'll share a little bit about my journey with this traditional food, the myriad of ways you can begin to include it in your wellness routine and why you'd want to.

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Herb Safety in Pregnancy

I found herbal remedies to be incredibly helpful during my pregnancies - from common complaints like digestive upset, insomnia, swollen ankles and varicose veins. But, there is a lot of conflicting information out there on herb safety and efficacy during the unique time of pregnancy. I tried to lay it all out for you so you can make an informed choice if (and when) herbs are an appropriate supportive pregnancy tool.

This article was published on Kelly Brogan MD's website, read the full text here.

Be Free From Hormonal Symptoms and Tune-In to Your Inner Compass (Recording Inside)

Two years ago I closed the doors to my clinical practice in New York, NY and transitioned to remote consulting. In doing so, I've been able to hone in on the specific tools to help women transform symptoms, break-free from limiting beliefs and step-in to a life of purpose.

It's been amazing.

When women begin the journey of transforming hormonal symptoms, their whole world opens up. And vice-versa. When a women is in alignment with her truth and deeply lit-up by her life, her hormones (and health) fall into balance. This seemingly effortless effect is not random, and when harnessed, women have the ability to unlock limitless wisdom and potential in any moment - because of their hormones.

I've learned these truths from my work with women, my studies and my own healing journey. Over the years I've identified key patterns within women's health so that any woman can vividly step into a life on purpose and free from symptoms.

Learn how in my first-ever Tele-Class Recording below.

 

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Find Hormonal Balance AND Intuitive Connection Through Fire and Water

Find Hormonal Balance AND Intuitive Connection Through Fire and Water

I speak to my community and my clients a lot about the link between female reproductive hormones and intuition - the combination offers up guidance for your health and life decisions.  My own intuitive guidance and my fifteen-plus years experience in women's health have proved this theory time and time again. Additionally, the wisdom of Chinese Medicine has a very practical way of verifying this claim through it's knowledge of the heart-kidney connection.

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Hormone Healing Gummies

Hormone Healing Gummies

I grew up in Minnesota - the capital of hot-dishes, dessert bars and jello. I don't think I can remember a single birthday party, holiday, school event or other celebration that didn't feature one of the above items (if not all of them together). I've spent many hours re-creating recipes of my childhood with real food ingredients - they not only taste better but also offer many health benefits, such as these gummies (aka: "jello-jigglers).

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The Summer of Fire

The Summer of Fire

The Fire Element in Chinese Medicine has always eluded me. The obvious aspects - like warmth and energy - made sense, but there was a deeper meaning that I just couldn't seem to connect with...ironic since a big part of the fire element is about internal/external connection.

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Erin's Evening Sleepy Tea

Erin's Evening Sleepy Tea

Sleep is such a crucial part of our health and well-being. Not only do we generally feel better when we've had sufficient sleep, it lays the foundation of health for various systems in the body. For these reasons, my family and I enjoy a lovely brew most evenings as part of our sleep-ritual. It's safe for children, during pregnancy and while breast feeding! Learn my recipe and more about the benefits of sleep below.

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Clear Heart Fire with Asparagus + Recipe

Clear Heart Fire with Asparagus + Recipe

Asparagus is abundant this time of year, offering a delicious and nutritious addition to various dishes. Additionally, it offers a multitude of potent health benefits for women - from hormone balance to potent anti-cancer qualities. But my favorite reason to love asparagus during the seasonal shift from spring to summer is its affinity for both the liver/gallbladder and heart/small intestine energies within the body - offering a true bridge between the wood (spring) and fire (summer) elements, respectively.

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Gentle Herbs for a Spring Cleanse

Gentle Herbs for a Spring Cleanse

Springtime is analogous with the liver element in Chinese Medicine - the emperor of detoxification, and is especially responsive to purging toxins this time of year. You can help your liver accomplish this important task with some simple habits and herbal remedies - safely and effectively.

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Minty Green Smoothie and Parisian Salmon Salad

Minty Green Smoothie and Parisian Salmon Salad

Culinary Wellness Chef, Marti Wolfson, has compiled TWO of her delicious and nutritious recipes for you to enjoy. They are full of bright, healthy ingredients that are the perfect addition to any spring table (or cleanse), and they are super simple to make. Enjoy!

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My First E-Book! (free download for you)

Flower Elixers for Women's Wellness

After personal and professional experience with the lovely Lotus Wei products, I've become wildly inspired by the incredible potential of Flower Elixers on women's health. To that end, I eagerly accepted the honor to collaborate with founder Katie Hess on a super juicy, downloadable e-book: Flower Elixers for Women's Wellness.

What You'll Discover Inside:

  • 6 life-changing benefits of a healthy + dynamic endocrine system
  • Top 6 flower elixirs I recommend for women seeking support in balancing their reproductive system, enhancing fertility + adapting smoothly to our ever-changing bodies
  • A collaborative list of additional resources (books, online courses, websites, people) for you to continue your hands-on approach to your health + happiness

I hope you'll check it out! And maybe you'll even find some flowers that resonate with where you are at right now. If you have personal questions about what flowers might be right for you, please drop me a note!

Hormone Balance as Intuitive Guidance

Hormone Balance as Intuitive Guidance

There is a game of internal tug-of-war within a woman's health - a relationship between living a life connected to her innate purpose and hormonal symptoms. I see it time and time again - from menstrual discomfort, fertility concerns to peri-menopausal symptoms. The dynamic flow of hormonal balance (or, imbalance) is not only a matter of physiological health - but also deeply rooted in how connected we are to our intuitive self.

In this post, I'll discuss the important role of transforming resistance in service of physiological hormonal symptoms - plus three ways to begin doing this today.

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Warm Winter Smoothie Recipe

Warm Winter Smoothie Recipe

Some might call this "soup" - but I like to call it my nourishing, warm winter smoothie! In my last post, we uncovered some of the hazards of regular (frozen) smoothie consumption, and how to consciously create smoothies in service of your health and hormonal goals.

This recipe is a great substitution for a raw smoothie, especially during the cold winter months. It's a pureed blend of a variety of greens and vegetables, nourishing protein, tastes great and when prepared ahead of time can provide a quick reheated meal throughout the week.

Sounds kinda like a smoothie to me, no?

But instead of taxing your system, it will bolster the digestive energy, enhance nutrient absorption, offers up cellular renewal to the tissues of the body and combats free-radical damage...full recipe below.

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How to Eat a Smoothie

How to Eat a Smoothie

Smoothies are a fun (and usually, delicious) way to enjoy all sorts of foods and superfoods pureed into one beverage. But despite their popularity over the years, smoothies should be enjoyed with caution - and in some cases, avoided entirely - especially when it comes to women's hormonal health.

Chinese Medicine nutritional therapy has a lot to say about the temperature and method of food consumption, and smoothies fall right into this important category. This post will explore the risks associated with regular smoothie consumption, and offer my step-by-step guide for incorporating smoothies into your healing strategy.

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How Flower Elixers Can Uplevel Your Regular Wellness Routine

How Flower Elixers Can Uplevel Your Regular Wellness Routine

About five months ago I was introduced to the wonderful world of Flower Elixers and the beautiful work and products by Lotus Wei. They have been positively impacting my life in major ways, as well as for my clients. From enhancing fertility, heightening professional goals and preparation for childbirth - these truly are potent little bottles. They are a safe way to support personal growth and herbal therapy.

So, I was thrilled when Lotus Wei founder, Katie Hess, was willing to contribute some information about the simple yet profound benefits of her flower elixers - read on below!

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Kidney Jing and Creative Expression In Winter

Kidney Jing and Creative Expression In Winter

The winter season is affiliated with the Water Element in Chinese Medicine - a very auspicious and deeply soul-searching energy. Learn how this element connects us to our foundation for health on emotional, energetic, and physical levels by cultivating our true essence (jing) and paving the way for creative expression in alignment with our highest potential.

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

Bursting with immune boosting, endocrine balancing and anti-inflammatory health benefits, this recipe for stuffed peppers is sure to delight even the pickiest of eaters. It's the perfect way to nourish during the cold winter months - offering deep support to the water element in Chinese Medicine, enhancing fertility and balancing hormones along the way. Grain-free and dairy-free, too!

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