Salted kumquats

Salted kumquats

Kumquat is excellent for moving qi in the chest and stomach, clearing stagnation that causes coughing, likely with some phlegm, and improving a poor appetite. Obviously these qualities make kumquats really good to have on hand with a respiratory pandemic going around – not as some miracle cure, but as a small balm for the 85% of those who catch it, but will be fortunate enough to weather their illness at home.

Eating for Respiratory Health

Eating for Respiratory Health

Years from now I hope we’ll all look back on the great quarantine staycation of 2020 with nostalgic memories of how we learned to do more with less, turn our social networks into circles of mutual aid and concern, and catch up on sleep and cuddle-naps with family in a time of social distancing. But that is then. And this is now. And its panic-fucking-weirdos-hoarding-basic-necessities go time, fam.

Eating for Digestive Health

Eating for Digestive Health

General Principles of Happy Digestion in CM: Warm and well-cooked dishes: think soups, porridge, oatmeal “Warm” here means two things, actually: the physical temperature a food is served at, and also its thermal nature. Things like ginger and garlic are warm-hot in nature, regardless of…

Against cultural appropriation: Spotting unacknowledged acupoint remedies on WebMD

Against cultural appropriation: Spotting unacknowledged acupoint remedies on WebMD

While browsing the internet today I was served an ad for WebMD entitled “Top Migraine Hacks.” Despite hating ads on principle (especially when they get through the adblocker I have installed), being disgusted that the internet somehow knows I suffer from migraines, and annoyed by…