Category Archives: Immune Systems

Water: The Single Most Effective Way to Prevent the Common Cold and Flu

Most people are aware of the need for extra water when exercising and during the hot days of summer. Sweating is a clear loss of significant amounts of fluids. But in what less obvious ways do we lose water? How … read more >

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The King’s Brew: Just a Teahouse Away

In 2737 BCE Emperor Shen Nong allegedly took the first sip of tea after a few leaves landed in his small cauldron of boiling water. Intrigued by the aroma, the curious emperor bravely sampled the brew. Thus a new beverage … read more >

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From Forest Floor to Dietary Treasure: The Shiitake

Shiitake (she-tah-kee) is a type of wild mushroom native to Japan, China, and other areas in Asia. The mushrooms are small, grayish-brown and usually grow on the trunks of dead trees. Shiitake mushrooms have been a staple of Asian cuisine … read more >

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How to Make a Delicious Congee

In China congee (or jook) is a common morning meal, often served with dumplings or buns and green tea. It is a fantastic way to reintroduce food into the stomach after the 10-hour fast through the night. The Chinese materia … read more >

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