A cheap, simple holistic way to get rid of spring allergies – advice from Jeffrey C. Yuen

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Hey, allergy sufferers! This post is for you and anyone else with sinus conditions. How miserable are you? Desperate enough to try a fool-proof holistic solution? If the answer is “yes,” read on. And if you’re roaring “hell, no!” maybe you’ll keep reading anyway… The information here comes directly from my friend Jeffrey C. Yuen. He is a leading classical …

How to make a fast, easy, cheap orange cake recipe from “The Cake Mix Doctor”

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Even though I’m not into baking, I recently made the most sublime orange-flavored sheet cake. It took me just a few minutes and only a few dollars. And the secret ingredient in this rich, moist wonder? Miracle Whip salad dressing. Yeah, really. The cake was for a surprise 50th birthday luncheon. Sort of risky to try out this recipe — …

Visiting India: my 3-week trip in 39 photos

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Well hello again, finally! At last, I’m posting about India… During my time in the world’s second largest country, I ate, played and shopped. I also learned to cook south Indian specialties and made friends. For an unexpected bonus, the vacation helped me re-think my parents’ immigrant experience — with unexpected tenderness. This once-in-a-lifetime journey jelled when my daughter and …

How to make daikon noodles for good health

A Chinese herbal medicine diet that’s good for the health and skin conditions

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It’s taken me nearly two decades to come up with a regimen that keeps me feeling strong and energetic. To find my path, years of therapy unburdened my spirit. Holistic health options (see my post on rolfing) and yoga continue to do wonders. Then there’s my friend, Jeffrey Yuen, the Chinese medicine master. We met during a very bad stretch in …