Probiotics for a healthy gut are a hot trend right now, but you need more than a daily yogurt or kombucha to keep your gut flora in check.
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How I rid my body of oketsu, or “dirty blood,” through diet and exercise.
Takeru Kobayashi is a world-renowned competitive eater from Japan, especially known as 6-consecutive-year winner of July 4th hot dog eating contest. We’re obviously not big fans of competitive eating around here, but in a recent interview, Kobayashi revealed some tricks of the trade that were pretty interesting.
Instead of covering up seasonal allergy symptoms with pills, try Japanese semi-fasting for allergies. You might be surprised at how effective it can be.
This liver cleanse regiment is all about dietary changes to help support a healthy liver during this transition from winter to spring.
Eliminate these three harmful foods from your diet to strengthen your immune system and try these immune-boosting tips, including an immune-boosting tea recipe.
Umeboshi plum is a traditional Japanese pickle that has amazing healing properties. Discover why it’s beneficial and how to use umeboshi for digestive and other health issues.
Balancing gut health during this transitional time between seasons helps establish a solid foundation for our overall health.
It might feel like summer is over, but we still have at least a few weeks of hot weather left to go. Cool off with some cleansing barley tea.
I love my green tea and I can drink this beautiful & aromatic drink all day long. But it’s not the same variety one would find at typical coffee shop in teabags. I choose to brew green tea leaves from Japan, with the right amount of leaves and the right temperature of hot water, and […]
Did you know that your intestines are considered to be the second brain? Recent studies have shown that the more than 80% of serotonin, a hormone responsible for mental well-being, are found in our intestinal tracts. It’s long been known in the East that headaches are often times triggered by an imbalance in the digestive system, […]
We don’t usually pay much attention to the kidneys unless we develop problems with them. In Eastern medicine, however, the kidneys are considered to be the foundation of your health and vitality, also known as “Jing.” And when we focus on kidney health, we can also look at the related organs of detoxification and elimination […]
Yesterday I shared some of the most important foods for natural healing: umeboshi paste, miso, kuzu, good salt and kukicha tea. These pantry staples are good to have all year long, but especially during the holidays when we might be tempted to indulge in more decadent foods than we might regularly do. Heavy food like […]
Happy Holidays~ tis the season for gathering. In fact, “gathering” or “Yang” energy is most prevalent this time of the season, according to Eastern philosophy, as you can see in the nature and even in the human world. It’s also a time when we have lots of fun, eat lots of delicious foods, and drink […]
Learn How to Heal Respiratory Issues Naturally from our Macrobiotic coach, Jin Hirata.