The Chinese Medicine perspective on diet is similar to the Mediterranean or Paleo diets, with one major distinction: We encourage that all foods, especially in cold weather months, be cooked and consumed warm. Chinese Medicine does not believe that steaming, sauteeing or roasting food cooks out its nutrients, but instead that cooked foods are more easily digestible and compatible with our body temperature of 99 degrees.


We mostly discourage smoothies, fruits, bars, salads, yogurt or cold drinks, as cold constricts blood vessels, which inhibits circulation and turns food that might check off as healthy in a scientific lab into an inflammatory ball of undigested phlegm within the context of our guts. 

We condone an omnivorous diet that is 70-80% vegetarian, depending on the individual and time of year. We believe the reason red meat has such a bad reputation is because Americans have historically eaten it in too much quantity and not enough quality. Grass finished beef in small portions and wild fish are considered indispensable to long term health. 

  • Minimize processed foods, fried food, sugar and white flour.

  • Eat while seated and remain seated for at least a few minutes afterwards for optimum digestion. 

  • Avoid plastic and microwaves. For work get a HOT-LOGIC

  • Leafy greens like kale, spinach and collards should appear at least once a day. Lettuce is not a leafy green. 

  • Use olive oil, not only to cook with, but also to drizzle over top of your food on the plate. Click HERE to ensure you're purchasing brands that offer its true health benefits.

  • Never skip breakfast, as the morning is when our body is most insulin-sensitive, which is to say metabolically strong. Food should serve as our "checking account" energy to begin the day. When we do not eat or eat inadequately our body must tap into its "savings account," thereby depleting the adrenal glands and creating disease. If you are committed to intermittent fasting, better to fast on the back end of the day when the body becomes more insulin resistant. 

  • Eggs are a quick and perfect breakfast, as they are a warm source of protein. Please get them hormone free, and eat the yolk too, as eggs are a source of good cholestrol, not bad as previously thought. If you can't get them from a farmer's market seek Vital Farms brand.

  • Bone broth is the best source of iron, collagen, and hemoglobin. Any woman on her period or after giving birth, and really anyone at all going through cold winter months should have a small cup of this every day. You can PURCHASE ONLINE or easily make it yourself with this slow cooker recipe.

  • Salmon and some white fish are packed with healthy fats that help metabolize fat and nourish the brain.

  • Caffeine is OK in moderation, to varying degrees based on the individual. Tea is most advisable, but remember if the tea comes as powder in a tea bag it is not tea, and you're not getting the medicinal benefits. This is tea dust scraped off of factory floors. Best brands are BushwickARBOR, Mariage Freres, or The Apotheca

  • Almond butter, dark chocolate, chips and hummus are great ways to satiate sweet cravings.

  • Exercise 3-5x/week, depending on the season, your age and body type. Important to sweat and raise our heart rates, but equally important to not over-do it, a la hot yoga or marathon-running. 

  • At least 5 days a week avoid consuming anything after 7pm besides water or herbal tea. It is great to eat in 10-11 hour windows of the day, leaving the metabolic system a full 13-14 hours to fully regenerate. If you're interested in exploring the ketogenic or FASTING MIMICKING DIETS please CONTACT ME on ways to begin. 


Eggs & vegetables every morning for us: Sometimes sauteed, other times roasted, always with olive oil and sea salt.


When you have things like pasta or meat it should be in small portions and with cooked vegetables. This pasta is gluten free with artichokes, cannelini beans & onions, olive oil & garlic 

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Bokchoy, tofu, mushroom soup


Crispy salmon, turmeric cabbage, organic canned grape leaves