Food as Medicine

In Oriental medicine, food is medicine. It’s most often the first variable to be corrected when treating any imbalance, condition, sickness, or disease.

Aloha

I’ve decided to share the following letter—written and sent a week ago, not knowing, or concerned, in fact, if it will even reach its intended destination. It’s fully surrendered. It’s written to an individual whose path crossed mine in Haight Ashbury, 1967, and whom I haven’t seen or heard from since Seattle, about 1972—the blink …

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Voting with Dollars

I no longer participate in politics—at least, not in the ways we generally think of as being ‘political’. I do, however, pay attention. It doesn’t take much awareness to perceive current trends of consciousness in the populace. While I rarely participate, one of the most reliable resources I use for increasing my awareness of events …

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Dog Head Meets the Master

This summer is vying to be one of the strangest of all. For weeks—both before and after seminar—everything has been in upheaval and disarray, much like the chaos between one level of perfection and the next. Not that anything is amiss. It’s precisely as it should be. Nonetheless, chaos and upheaval are everywhere we look. Most recently, we seem …

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Beyond Gluten: The Way It Is, Terra

If you were depressed by reading Wheatgrass for Twitter, for God’s sake, please don’t read this one. It will only take you deeper. An inquisitive woman named Terra was not depressed. She, like others were in fact excited by the new information she discovered, and her interest was piqued to the degree of asking for …

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Out of State Clients

Comments and emails from readers, like, “Gee, wish you were closer,” become more frequent. In response to this, I thought I would share some information. The choices suggested in this post may not be for everyone, but if they help one or two, then it will have been worth it. Our economy will certainly never …

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Wheatgrass for Twitter

An old, rediscovered friend passed along a question to me via Twitter. Ron Zimmerman and Carrie Van Dyck, proprietors of the sublime and ever-inventive Herbfarm in Woodinville, Washington, were friends in the 70s, when we were all immersed in a golden era for wilderness equipment specialists — they, Early Winters, and I, Rivendell Mountain Works. …

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Cancer Is Not a Diagnosis

Oriental medicine’s view of health, disease, medicine, and even death is quite different from that of Western medicine. Cancer is a great example of the stark contrast.   The Gospel of Cancer In conventional medicine, cancer is considered a diagnosis. Realistically, it’s more like a sentence, but they call it a diagnosis. Conventional medicine is …

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