Father’s Favorite Meal

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Fathers Favorite MEalHands 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 »
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Beauty Foods

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pomeg (1)Certain foods contain high levels of antioxidants, hydration, mineral, anti-inflammatory agents, and nutrients your skin needs to look young and supple. Some of these may surprise you and are easy to sneak into our daily lives!

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Dry Skin Brushing – it’s addicting!

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body-shop-catus-body-brushDid 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!

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Cleansing with East West Essentials: An Overview

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cleansecleanseAll 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 »

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Mother’s Day with East West Essentials

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unnamed (1)We’re excited to share a little of the East West Essentials story just after celebrating Mother’s Day because our company’s heritage is so deeply rooted in a family connection.

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A Visit to Farm Sanctuary

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Abandoned Farm Animals At Edgar's Mission, Kilmore, Australia - 05 Oct 2012...Mandatory Credit: Photo by Robert Leeson/Newspix / Rex Features (1909044b) 'Lizzie' the lamb, 'Portia' the piglet and 'Boots' the goat at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary near Kilmore, Victoria where they are recovering after each had been found abandoned. Abandoned Farm Animals At Edgar's Mission, Kilmore, Australia - 05 Oct 2012 This unusual trio have become firm friends after all being found abandoned. They may be of different species but Lizzie the lamb, Portia the piglet and Boots the goat are now family. Each was found abandoned and alone - Lizzie was just hours old when she was rescued from the side of a busy road. But the three are now thriving at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary in Kilmore, Australia. According to Farm director Pam Ahern, people are often kind to their pets, but neglect to consider the welfare of farm animals like Lizzie, Portia and Boots. She says: "They are so vulnerable, yet they are often forgotten". 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 »

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Eczema and our little ones!

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ecsymaStudies 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 »

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Survive Cold & Flu Season With These Two Tricks From Chinese Medicine

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cold-remedies-85324443-resizedIt’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

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Cozy & Healthy Childhood Favorites: Winter Edition Part Four

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veganlasLooking to recapture the warm fuzzy feelings of a home-cooked meal reminiscent of your childhood but wanting a healthier, lighter version? We’ve revamped four classic recipes into healthier versions with all the great taste and comfort you remember. Each recipe serves 6-8 people, so invite some friends over and stay toasty in the chilly weather!

Vegan Gluten-Free Lasagna

This recipe looks daunting, but trust me, it’s easy! This dish will be just what you’re looking for if you’re gluten-free, vegan, or dairy free. Make sure to plan this dish one day in advance since the cashews need to be soaked overnight!

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Cozy & Healthy Childhood Favorites: Winter Edition Part Three

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appleLooking to recapture the warm fuzzy feelings of a home-cooked meal reminiscent of your childhood but wanting a healthier, lighter version? We’ve revamped four classic recipes into healthier versions with all the great taste and comfort you remember. Each recipe serves 6-8 people, so invite some friends over and stay toasty in the chilly weather!

Cinnamon Ginger Apple Crisp

Mom’s apple crisp was the best dessert (and sometimes breakfast!) meal, right? This gluten-free version will surely hit the spot!

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