Raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a staple for us here at East West Essentials, with Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar being our favorite brand to get our dose! This tart liquid is an age old remedy that has been used throughout history for various health issues. Here are our top 3 reasons we use apple cider vinegar! Read More
Although we have been told time and time again to drink half of our body weight in ounces, it is often hard to incorporate this habit into our daily practice when it comes to juggling work, school, or whatever other countless obligations we have. Grabbing a plastic water bottle on our way out of the door every morning soon turns into a chaotic mess of ten plus empty and half empty water bottles laying on our car floors, gathering bacteria and other dangerous chemicals. For this reason, I have been looking for a consistent way for my family to quit drinking brittle plastic water bottles without cutting the amount of water we aim to drink daily. The East West family solution: the Hydroflask.
Hands down this is a favorite recipe of every man in our life! – and it is SO easy to make! This Roasted Garlic Chicken recipe was given to us by one of our favorite celeb clients and when she told us every man loves this meal..she wasn’t kidding! Try it out this Fathers Day. It suits a large group or if you have leftovers (my favorite) great to use for sandwiches, soups or chicken salads.
Yield: 6-8 servings
Father’s Favorite Meal Ingredients:
- 1 whole organic chicken
- 4 garlic heads (cloves peeled)
- 9 sprigs of thyme (remove leaves from stem)
- 9 sprigs of tarragon (remove leaves from stem)
- 1 lemon Read More
Did you know your skin is your largest organ AND is responsible for 1/4 of the body’s detoxification each day? Give it some love by adding this simple step to your routine and reap the whole-body health and beauty rewards!
All of our cleanse programs are nutrient-based food and shake detox programs designed to help the body rid itself of environmental and metabolic toxins. These are not colon cleanses. They are gentle and safe and usually used as a “first start” program because of the need for detoxification from today’s environment as toxins are perhaps responsible for many of our present day health issues.
Our cleanses can be life changers! We hear it every day. The shakes can also be used as a convenient meal replacement on those busy, busy days. Read More
This past weekend our celebrity client, Carly Craig, visited Farm Sanctuary and shared her experience with us. The 26-acre Southern California shelter, one of three locations nationwide, is located on a stunning hacienda ranch just 45 minutes away from Hollywood. Read More
Studies show that food allergens are one of the the main causes of eczema. The most common food culprits are cow’s milk, eggs, gluten (wheat, barley, rye & oats), soy, peanuts, fish, beef, corn, citrus and even tomatoes. Studies also show antibiotics, pesticides and toxic ingredients like heavy metals used to make vaccinations are also a cause. Toxic detergents, softeners, chemicals on grass and artificial turf are also common triggers. Read More
It’s that time of the year! A lot of my patients have been coming in with scratchy throats and headaches, feeling achy and just plain exhausted. Others (or their family members) are down with the flu and they are just waiting in line to get it next. Well, I am here to tell you that isn’t necessary… you can fight and prevent the flu, it doesn’t have to be a given that you will get sick this winter. Chinese Medicine (my specialty) has some wonderful, natural remedies for those cold symptoms and you are in luck because I am sharing two of my favorites with you!
We believe in using diaphoresis (sweating) as a therapeutic treatment for chills and fever and overall achy flu like symptoms. Your can bundle up in warm towels and blankets and drink hot teas to induce a sweat or pour Epsom salts into a hot bath and stay in the tub until you begin to sweat. Then you hop out, put on cotton PJs if you have and hop into bed. You will feel immediate relief and your fever will break after the sweat. My uncle who lived with us when I was young had his own diaphoretic recipe which I think was more Irish than Chinese and it used to include a hot toddy (whiskey, lemon, and a small amount of sugar heated in a pan and hot towels heated in the oven and lots of blankets accompanied by a 1950’s vinyl LP record of soft jazz) But that was my Uncle – great memories. Sipping ginger tea with honey and lemon will also sooth your cough and relieve nausea or indigestion that sometimes accompanies the flu. A great standby for onset of sore throat is a Classic Chinese Herbal formula called YIN CHIAO. Is most effective if you use it at the onset of a scratchy, sore throat. It can sometimes “catch” and resolve issues before they become serious. My entire family keeps a bottle close at hand during cold season. I hope you and yours stay well and healthy during this cold and flu season – but if you need help scooting those symptoms out the door – Look to Chinese Medicine! Dr. Jeanne Wilson