Author: Waterwheel Creative

How To Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar

The flavour of spring is sour so we wanted to share an easy to make, inexpensive recipe that is full of health benefits for spring and that can also be enjoyed throughout the year. Sauerkraut is not only sour in flavour which benefits the liver and gallbladder, it is also delicious and full of vitamins… Read more »

Spring has sprung!

Rebirth and growth is in full bloom! There is a sense of renewal and rebirth in the air. Seeds sprout and spring up from the Earth, flowers bloom, and the sun begins to warm us. While winter was a time to conserve energy and minimize activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and… Read more »

Beef Congee Recipe

This is a nourishing meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Congee is especially great for children and when you are recovery from a head cold or illness. This recipe below includes beef and beef stock however chicken or plain is also delicious. You can experiment with many different ingredients such as Chinese red dates, cashews… Read more »

MTHFR gene mutation: What does it mean?

The MTHFR enzyme is needed in the body for the activation of folate, also known as vitamin B9, which is a critical nutrient used with cofactors such as vitamin B12, B6 and B2 for a biochemical pathway, the methylation cycle. The Methylation cycle manages or contributes in many crucial body functions such as detoxification, mood… Read more »

Staying Healthy in the Winter Months

Chinese Medicine teaches human beings to live in harmony with natural cycles of the environment. Winter urges us to slow down, rest, restore and revitalize. Winter is Yin in nature; it is inactive, cold, and darker. Remain introspective, restful, and consolidate your Qi through the season and prepare for the outburst of new life and… Read more »