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Save Your Honeysuckle

June 24, 2013

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Finally it stopped raining long enough to start to smell the honeysuckle. Along with the linden trees, I’d vouch any day for June being the best smelling time of year. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most allergenic times, and, along with the abrupt switch to hot weather, it’s not at all uncommon for immune […]

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You, Me, Shoe

July 22, 2012

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For whatever reason, it has become normal to dehusk one’s corn in-store. There are very few things that irk me the way that this does (The song Call Me Maybe being one of them). “But it’s so much easier to just do it there,” you whine, “and I avoid getting those little corn silky things […]

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Summer Hangover Soup

July 13, 2012

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It’s mid-summer. Let’s talk heat stroke, shall we? This is the one area you don’t need to have a deep philosophical understanding of Chinese medicine to get. I mean, when you’re hot and feel kind of sick from it, you’d probably love to dump some excess heat. Typical reactions to the malaise, nausea, headache and […]

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Invasion of the Wind Cold

June 5, 2012

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So the weather changed again from hot and sunny to cold and rainy. It’s not even going to hit 60 degrees today. Did I mention it’s wet out. In short, gross. Not so coincidentally, I’ve heard quite a few reports of people suddenly catching colds… myself included. In Chinese medicine, we blame wind. We blame […]

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