Blog — Food As Medicine

Bed-Time Zzzzz Promoting Smoothie Treat

Bed-Time Zzzzz Promoting Smoothie Treat

This five-ingredient smoothie is so simple, delicious and can help launch you into dreamland. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, which help you sleep through the night. Tart cherry juice is rich in melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep cycle, and the almonds are rich in magnesium, a nutrient that helps calm the nervous system.  Then when you add the perfect combination of herbs from IN:DREAM that promote deeper, sounder sleep, a restful night's sleep is right there waiting for you. Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk (Vanilla or Original) 1/2 cup Tart Cherry Juice  ¼ Cup Almond Flour...

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Simone Wan Moran

Healing Through the Face: Stomach

Healing Through the Face: Stomach

We are continuing our face mapping journey and next up is the stomach. In Chinese medicine, the two main sources of energy come from the air we breathe and the food we eat. Our lungs and stomach are important to keep healthy if we are to have the maximum energy level possible.  Stomach imbalances can manifest symptoms in several different ways.  For instance, my son has a sensitivity to wheat, rice and eggs.  The only symptom he had was an awful stuffy nose.  He tested negative for any food allergies but when I tested him for food sensitivity and he...

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Simone Wan Moran

The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie That Will Protect Your Muscles and Keep You Beautiful

The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie That Will Protect Your Muscles and Keep You Beautiful

My dearest childhood friend who also happens to be a fabulous fitness instructor shared this recipe with me.  She uses it before her work out to protect herself from inflammation and soreness, which she often has after a long day of training.  The anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables, along with the anti-inflammatory super herbs, is a winning combination.  The added collagen peptides boost your collagen for beautiful hair and nails.  Enjoy! Most delicious smoothie: Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!!! 1 c coconut milk 1/2 c organic frozen blueberries 1/2 c spinach 1 sachet IN: Motion 1 scoop Vital Proteins...

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Simone Wan Moran

Why Native Americans Love Sage and Use It As Herbal Medicine

Why Native Americans Love Sage and Use It As Herbal Medicine

Like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Native Americans have practiced their healing arts for thousands of years, using herbs to heal their body, mind and spirit.  Native Americans believe that illness is a sign of misalignment in spirit as well as in the physical body. Addressing the spiritual well-being of the sick is considered equally or even more important than addressing the actual physical ailments.  Sage is one herb that has become famous for its healing properties. In Latin, sage translates to salvia, derivative of salvus, which mean safe, so named from its supposed healing powers.  It has long been used for it’s spiritual cleansing properties but did you know sage’s...

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Simone Wan Moran