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Happy Chinese New Year, welcome the Year of the Ox! This is the Year of the Metal Ox!  Say goodbye to the Year of the Rat! Oxen are symbols of persistence and honesty. In Chinese culture, the Ox is a faithful friend that makes great contributions!  People born in the Year of the Ox are […]

Paz Vicarra of Tao to Wellness

Yang Tonic Quinoa Soup by Paz Vizcarra from Tao to Wellness In traditional Chinese Medicine, Yang is warmth, activity, movement & vitality. When yang is deficient there may be signs such as low back ache around the menses, low energy, low libido, low temperature after ovulation or slow growth of the embryo. Common foods that […]

Tao to Wellness' Emily Edmonds

A Quick Anti-Inflammatory Remedy for our Canine Friends It is Winter Time!  Winter is a time for us to gather together, drink warming teas, meditate and self-reflect.  And it’s also a good time for warming spices – ginger, turmeric, and orange peel.  This remedy below can be used in teas, soups, broths or whatever dish […]

Acupuncture Detox Program

You’ve heard about cleansing or detoxing, but what does it really mean?   A week of nothing but juice?   Or weeks of nothing but maple syrup, cayenne and lemon?   No way! Our Acupuncture Detox Program can help you get the results you want! What:  Our acupuncture detox program is a cleansing (detoxification) regime, based on whole foods and […]

Welcome the year of the Rat!  The rat is the first of all zodiac signs and is a sign that a new day is upon, a fresh start, a new beginning!  “According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The […]

“I AM AWAKENING” KEY LIME PIE Recipe from ‘Sweet Gratitude’ by Matthew Rogers and Tiziana Aplio Tamborra, from Cafe Gratitude. I worked at Cafe Gratitude in Berkeley, CA for 5 years, one year as a baker and the other 4 years managing farmers markets, catering, wedding cakes and a line of products in grocery stores. I […]

Christina Martin from Tao to Wellness Delicata Squash recipe

Sweet and Spicy Delicata Squash I love Delicata Squash.  It’s so perfect and even better, it’s so easy.  The fact that I can cut through it, with just a tiny bit of muscle AND that you can eat the skin is a game changer!  I’ve wrestled with its sisters, the butternut squash, the acorn, the […]