The Yin Yang Blog

A modern take on Traditional Chinese Medicine with recipes and health tips

Fed Is Best – Homemade Goat Milk Formula – Updated

  So here I am again, with baby number two: Makaio.  Our breastfeeding journey was an easy one at the beginning, even with him having a posterior tongue tie at birth (I was taking a lot of folate - I'll talk about this more in another blog). Around 4 months I...

Healing Postpartum Muffins – gluten & dairy free

I'm 4 months postpartum and it's my turn to host a baby play-date. What do I make? Healing Postpartum Muffins of course! This is the first time I'm hosting because I was so overwhelmed and exhausted from going through newborn days again.  I've been waiting for life to...

GLUTEN gives me Spleen Qi Deficiency

"Gluten has never affected me.", I once said to my health practitioner.  I was seeing a naturopathic doctor because my period had ceased to come back after going off the pill.  She was putting me on a whole body cleanse and removing gluten was one of the suggestions....

Got Sinus Issues? This SMOOTHIE Can Help.

Have you got some snotty sinus issues?  Seasonal allergies, a recurring case of sinusitis, post nasal drip, or chronic sinus problems.  If so, listen up because I have a yummy smoothie recipe for you that not only tastes good, but is healing and can reduce your...

Dry Gritty Eyes GONE with Goji Berry Tea

Years ago I got a BAD case of pink eye that lead to some tearing and scrapes on my cornea; boy oh boy was that painful.  Ever since that happened I've always been a little obsessive about my eyes.  If they feel slightly irritated or gritty, I start looking for...

Improve Your Memory with Cookies

Could you imagine being a kid and hearing your mom say, "Don't forget to eat your cookies, they're good for you and your memory."  Well you may not be a kid anymore and I'm obviously not your mom, but I'm going to tell you today about how our Ginger Molasses Cookies...

Muffins Reduce Anxiety? These ones do!

Mornings aren't what they used to be since becoming a mom: leisurely rolling out of bed, quietly sipping herbal tea, and looking up the morning yoga class I'd like to attend has become a thing of the past. Now my mornings consist of me waking up to my 2 yr old...

Melt In Your Mouth Vanilla Shortbread – gluten free & organic

It's Christmas time and I'm craving a holiday treat...cookies!  My friend posted a picture of her delicious sugar cookies on Facebook and I instantly started drooling.  I knew it was time to pull out my pantry staples and start cooking.  I decided to try and mimic her...

NO MORE! Red Burning Dry Itchy Skin

Do you suffer from red, burning, painful, itchy skin?  Or how about dry, rough, cracked, bleeding skin?  If you of your family have skin conditions that range from eczema to baby acne, then I have a treat for you.  Emily Skin Soothers have arrived at Edible...

Organic Kale Chips Recipe

This year we planted our first garden.  My hubby is the real green thumb while I'm fumbling around trying to learn all that I can.  We grew some red russian kale last year that went to seed in the spring.  We ended up with thousands of seed pods after all was said and...

How to Boost Your Immune System NOW Before Cold Season

Fall is almost upon us. Our children are going back to school, we’re settling back into our work routine, and (if you’re like me) you’re dusting off your container of Fall/Winter clothes. But, for many, the changing season also brings the dreaded resurgence of colds...

Homemade Organic Baby Formula Recipe – next to breast, this is best!

When I had my son, I planned to breast feed as long as he wanted.  I figured that would take me until he was at least 2 years old.  How wrong was I when my feisty little guy started to wean at 6 months old. I went on a mad search for the best quality formula I could...