It feels fitting that my first post discusses the meaning and relevance of my clinic’s name. The Chinese term is a guiding principle to me as a healthcare practitioner. It is what I work to support for my patients through the practice of acupuncture.
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Gazpacho is a Spanish summer soup served chilled. It is made with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, sherry or red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt. It is a soup that takes full advantage of the summer harvest and makes a cooling and refreshing light meal or appetizer.
Did you know that the expression “cool as a cucumber” is based in fact?
According to vegetarian cookbook author Nava Atlas, the inside of a cucumber stays about 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature! Though now appreciated, this cooling quality was once viewed with fear and superstition.
A world without beauty would be unbearable. From experiencing the quiet rhythms of nature, or the sweetness and silliness of our pet’s antics, laughing with friends, deep listening, to daily acts of kindness; beauty is requisite for our well-being.
Recently my husband and I did a fantastic hike on the west side of Mount Hood. The views were stunning, wild flowers filled the open meadows, ravens soared above on the thermals. We couldn’t help but take frequent stops to appreciate and breathe in the beauty that was all around us (okay okay, maybe to catch our breath too!).
The importance of proper nutrition and appropriate food choices cannot be overstated if one is interested in being as healthy as possible. In fact, one cannot have optimal health without consuming nutritious ‘real’ food as opposed to fast food, junk food, sweets or sodas. People may crave these foods, but they do not support health, and are in fact counter to health.