Using Herbs for Different Hair Remedies

Great hair can really make a difference and this is defiantly one of those cross-cultural beliefs. Hair and its characteristics has a large link with genetics, however there are some techniques we can do to help different parts of our hair. Regular upkeep of your hair is a good place to start. A quality diet is good way to keep a good head of hair. In Chinese Medicine the blood needs to be sufficient to nourish the Liver and [...]

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Herbs for Health, Vitality & Longevity

Its time to bring in the New Year and what better than to resolute Health, Long Life, and Vitality while steering free of colds and keeping your hair color! I have some herbs along with some preparations to achieve such goals this year! I have some Chinese Herbs and some Western Herbs for you to use, and I will try to give you some tips on some of the easier herbs to aquire (local health food stores). A New Year’s Resolution [...]

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The Ultimate Kidney Tonic- Black Soup

Tired? Fatigued? Low libido? Low back pain? Weak knees? Wake up in the middle of the night? Recently weak after surgery? These are just a few symptoms of weakened kidney function. In Chinese Medicine there are many more symptoms related to this and aging alone is one of the ways that kidneys weaken. There is alot to gain from supplementing your kidneys with a really good tonic including reversing the symptoms listed below. May Food Be Your Medicine and Your Medicine [...]

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Foods and Herbs for Increased Immunity and Health

Geri asks me: “Hi, I have been constantly sick for years, catching everything going. Immune system shot. Started Miso soup 3-5 days a week and didn’t get sick for months. But, gained 15lbs. Dr. advised i stop it, and lost 6 pounds within a week. Would the miso have any benefit to me if i drank just 2 tablespoons a day instead of small bowl? Small amounts of vitamins and medications suit me, and am always told take the least [...]

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Energy & Weight Maintenance Congee Recipe

I have gotten many emails about recipes for Congee and Kicharee. Although the generic recipes are posted here: https://www.dimmakherbs.com/recepies/food-for-life-and-health-kicharee , https://www.dimmakherbs.com/recepies/appetite-for-health-heres-a-recipe-congee . Many people don’t want to figure out how to make recipes by adding in their own ingredients. Well, here is my favorite Congee recipe although I do make my Congee very similar to Kicharee. The difference to me is that I make congee with a little sweetness and dates/berries and Kicharee with vegetables and such. Ok here is a list [...]

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Appetite for Health? Here’s a Recipe-Congee

My favorite healthy food is Congee. Congee is basically a porridge made of white rice cooked over several hours. Dispite what you think or what you have read white rice is quite good for you. The important part of white rice in this recipe is to have a soup that is as easy to digest as possible. Many things can be added to the simple medium of congee, its like a casserole add anything you want to it. Here is the basic recipe: Add 2 [...]

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