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Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie from Treasure This recipe is from the book Sweet Gratitude, written by my good friend Tiziana Alipo Tamborra and Matthew Rogers.  They were head pastry chefs at Cafe Gratitude. I had the honor of sharing a desk with this amazing creator but years before that she reached out to me when I had […]

No-Sugar-Added Sweet Potato Casserole

No-Sugar-Added Sweet Potato Casserole from Nikole I am sucker for Thanksgiving dinner. I like all the classics, but I don’t necessarily like some of the ingredients in the classics. This recipe can easily be made dairy free by substituting almond milk and coconut oil instead of butter, and who needs marshmallows when sweet potatoes are […]

The Joy and Necessity of Travel

The Joy and Necessity of Travel Travel is healing, travel is about exploring new places but also ourselves, travel is the best way to shake things up when things are stale or stressed. I recently just got back from Italy, namely Rome, Tuscany and Positano. My first time to Italy and my first BIG trip […]

cold and flues can be helped by acupuncture

How to prevent a cold this season!

How to prevent a cold this season! As my favorite season comes creeping in… “The forces of Autumn create dryness in Heaven and metal on Earth; they create the lung organ and the skin upon the body…and the nose, and the white color and the pungent flavor…the emotion grief, and the ability to make a […]

Cool down with some Watermelon Ice!

SUMMER Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get cooler. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.   Ok, so maybe the summer in the Bay Area is not always warmer (depending on where you live)… but at least the nights get longer, and you may find yourself vacationing in […]

Reduce Stress with Acupuncture and Healthy Sleep Habits

While we enjoy the benefits of the most advanced technology in history, our modern society also experiences increasing levels of stress and sleep deprivation. Whether stress comes from work, family, health, or financial circumstances, it can seriously interfere with your mental and physical well-being. The Stress-Sleep Deprivation Cycle Stress and sleep deprivation have an interconnected […]

Combat Spring Allergies! (Berkeley-Acupuncture)

All the blossoming and blooming brings with it allergies! Classic symptoms we all know of include itching and watery eyes, nasal congestion, scratchy throat and what seems like the possible onset of a cold.  These symptoms are caused by a histamine release- our bodies attempt to combat allergens that irritate our system. So how can […]