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Amazing Umeboshi: An Ancient Power Food

In Japan, the equivalent of the apple a day that keeps the doctor away is the pickled umeboshi, and these small, pickled plums are highly valued for their culinary and medicinal qualities. Pickled umeboshi are made from the fruit…

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The Yin-Yang of Foods

In an earlier article on food for health and wellness you learned about the Japanese dish yuki nabe, or “snow” hot pot, made with daikon and tofu. This article is about why a dish of fish and burdock root,…

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Lotus Root Drink to Ease Coughs and Discharge Mucus

As the cold weather fast approaches, and many of us start to succumb to those nasty colds, we can make this lotus root drink to ease coughs and discharge secretions from catarrh (inflamed mucus membranes) from the respiratory system.…

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Cleansing Carrot-Daikon Drink

Despite the colder days creeping up on us, autumn is not quite over yet and it is still a good time to let go of unwanted stuff from our bodies. This carrot-daikon drink recipe helps discharge solidified fatty deposits…

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How to Make Your Own Thieves Oil

An easy and aromatic blend of five simple ingredients Most of us are familiar with cinnamon and cloves as spices and use rosemary and lemons in our cooking and possibly eucalyptus oil to refresh ourselves. Yet many of us…