Dandelion herbal spotlight! ☀️Pu Gong Yin is the pinyin name for the dandelion herb that we use a ton in Chinese herbal formulas. Dandelion is truly one of my faves and we use the whole plant (dried and/or fresh) to treat and support the Liver. Dandelion is great for expelling heat and clearing fire toxicity, which can commonly manifest as clogged milk ducts, hepatitis, jaundice, sore throat, and even lung abscesses. This also is such a great herb for treating overall inflammation. Since gluten sometimes makes me feel a little inflamed after I eat it, I love to add the fresh dandelion leaves to pasta sauce for a little pasta digestion support. 🌾☀️🌱
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Are you getting enough
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Nutrition wisdom my our fav expert @lyssandra_nativepalms ✨
Magnesium is rich in green vegetables and fruits… helps to ease digestion and anxiety (even harsh PMS symptoms)…I believe a common link between the two is magnesium deficiency.
Estimated 80% of adults are lacking in this mineral, also known as the 'calming' mineral… If you aren’t calm, you may feel on the crazies. Feeling stressed (chronic low or high levels all the time) impedes on a properly functioning digestive system. Neurotransmitters like serotonin are synthesized in the gut…however if there’s gut dysfunction like constipation, there’s no synthesis happening, in other words…those neurotransmitters that help make you feel calm, happy, and ambitious aren’t being made, instead you may feel blocked and anxious. Magnesium deficiency also slows peristalsis, causing constipation and when you’re constipated physically and emotionally, life is crappy. Make sense?
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There is this tree that lives outside my bedroom, and while beautiful for the benefits of being a tree, I can’t stand it! 🌳🌸🐝 It just started to explode these little bombs of pollen that make my allergies go nuts! HOWEVER, I find that when my health is the least “inflammed” it really doesn’t bother me.
That means, I really need to practice what I preach; reduce inflammatory foods, reduce stress, increase sleep, and get acupuncture! (I have to remind myself to get acupuncture too 💗). It really helps me get through these days of flip flop rain/sun that is the perfect combo for a pollen party ✨
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Chinese Herb spotlight! 🍵
One of my fave herbs is Turmeric, or Yu Jin in Chinese Medicine. Not only is it widely known to treat pain and inflammation, but studies show that it has strong effects to support brain health, and it can treat depression. Being someone that isn’t much of a chef, it took me a long time to figure out how to actually make something taste good with it, but once I did, I can’t stop! ❤️
A family favorite is taking a simple paella recipe and doubling the turmeric ;) Not only that but the combination of Bromelain (found in pineapple) is even more of a powerhouse to reduce inflammation. 🍍
Who has a good pineapple curry recipe to share!? 🍜Check out our blog link to a variety of recipes that use yummy turmeric. I haven’t tried them all, but if you do, let me know which are your favorites. ⬇️
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