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Close up tomato Seattle

In late August, a palpable change was in the air as we entered the late summer Earth or harvest time. The outward, engaged

activities of summer were still happening but there was a

subtle shift toward going within as the days begin to get shorter and the nights cooler in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Harvesting is a perfect way to harmonize with this energy and collect the fruits of the hot, yang summer to store for the colder yin months ahead. Touching plants and walking the earth helps your body stay in tune with the seasons, regulate stress, and boost your immune system. Eating fresh, organic, seasonal food in a rainbow colors also helps to balance your body and aid in health.

 

This year we went picking in Eastern Washington to Krueger Organic Farms U Pick. What could be better in the heart of winter than some stored up summer sunshine from Yakima. We picked Tomatoes, Sweet

Red Peppers, Shishito Peppers, and two kinds of Eggplant. We also bought a watermelon, honeydew and garlic from their farm stand because we couldn’t resist. The family was so helpful and knowledgeable, giving us samples of various melons and even sending us with four melon “seconds.” What a bounty!

48 lbs Tomatos SeattleChopped Tomatos Seattle Fresh Marinara Seattle Oven roasted tomato bagel Seattle Peppers, tomatoes Seattle Tomato pie Seattle

 

Once we were home the real work began. We packed away marinara, roasted peppers, roasted eggplant, eggplant slices and my favorite, oven dried Beefsteak tomatoes. I can’t take credit for the recipe. It was all Martha Stewart, but it is a good one.

 

Cooking techniques influence the nature of food in Asian Medicine. Baking is a technique that is drying and supports the functions of the Earth organs, the Spleen and the Stomach. Baking at a low temperature preserves more the vital nutrients of the tomato of which there are many.

 

The tomato itself is the embodiment of summer. It is cooling in nature and good for clearing the heat, nourishing fluids and eliminating toxins. They benefit the Liver, Stomach and tonify the yin.

Packed with nutrients, tomatoes are stars in Western medicine too. In particular they benefit the Heart and cardiovascular system delivering loads of the phytonutrient Lycopene. They are high in other vitamins as well including C, K ,E, A, and B6.

 

Enjoy the pics and get yourself some tomato pie!

 

Lindsey Lawson SeattleLindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health in Madison Valley and West Seattle and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living and a regular blogger. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545.Yakima U PICK Tina and Eli Seattle Junk in the trunk Seattle

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We love yoga and yoga for Fertility! There are still a few slots available for the upcoming couples workshop.5 yoga poses for fertility seattle

In a Harvard-based study, women participating in a yoga and relaxation program increased their chances of pregnancy by almost 3 times.

Yoga for Fertility classes and workshops are specifically designed for women or couples who are trying to conceive, either naturally or through assisted reproductive techniques. The class environment is small and supportive, and all levels of yoga experience are welcome. Weekly classes are women only.

For more information about the classes, please go to http://www.yogaforfertility.net

Yoga for Fertility Classes Spring 2019

Thursdays: 7:00- 8:15 p.m. March 7 – April 25 (8 wks)

Sundays: 5:30-6:45 p.m. March 10 – April 28 (8 wks) Classes meet at the Hatha Yoga Center in the University District, Seattle. Pre-registration is required for weekly class series.

Register at: http://www.yogaforfertility.net

Couples Yoga for Fertility Workshop: Saturday, March 9, 1:30-4:30 in Seattle.

More info and registration at: http://yogaforfertility.net/retreats-and-workshops

Private Yoga Instruction & Holistic Fertility Coaching: Available by appointment. For more information, go to http://www.yogaforfertility.net or email: lynn@yogaforfertility.net or call Lynn: 206-729-0606

Testimonial from a recent “Graduate”: I wanted to share with you the good news that I am pregnant! I just entered into the second trimester and everything is looking great! You and your yoga class was so incredibly helpful to me. It connected me to my body in new ways that really helped me heal from my miscarriages and prepare my body for future pregnancies. It also introduced me to wonderful supportive people that have been a huge part of my coping during this journey. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and stories with me. I am very grateful. B.L.S.

About the Instructor: Lynn Jensen, E-RYT, RPYT, C-IAYT, MBA is a registered yoga instructor, and a certified Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching yoga since 1997, and developed the Yoga for Fertility program in 2002. Since then, she has helped nearly 2,000 women and couples on their paths to parenthood. Lynn is co-author of the book “Yoga and Fertility, a Journey to Health and Healing”, and 3 DVD’s “Yoga for Fertility, Simple Practices for Fertility Support”, as well as as Spanish-language version of this DVD; and “Yoga for Healthy Hormones”. These are available on her website, on Amazon.com, and in bookstores. Lynn is also a certified Energy Medicine Yoga instructor, and a student of ZY Qigong. Find out more at: http://www.yogaforfertility.net

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Today I got two beautiful winter squash in my CSA box. I had other veggies that needed to be eaten but I could not resist Butternut squash seattleroasting them up for dinner tonight. I love the comforting, warming smell of baking squash!

The importance of eating seasonally cannot be over stated in harmonizing our health with the seasons. Squash is packed with vital nutrients including vitamin A , C, and B. It is also a great source of dietary fiber making it a wonderful in promoting good digestion.

 

Cooling in nature according to Chinese medicine it is used for detoxification. It quenches thirst and is used to relieve urinary difficulty and treat edema. It relieves irritability and benefits the skin.

 

Squash supports the Earth Element and the organs of Spleen and Stomach.  A healthy earth element leads to good digestion and is the basis for proper immune function. It also is the foundation for the production of Blood. Eating squash drains dampness and warms and supports the core.

 

Cooking squash could not be simpler. Today I choose to just split and seed my butternut squash and place each of the halves cut side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet with a small amount of water. I preheated the oven to 450 degrees and baked for 45 min adding water as needed so the squash did not stick to the pan.Bakes squash seattle

 

For the Delicata, I split it, took out the seeds and cut into ½ slices. These I laid on a lightly greased cookie sheet and roasted, flipping once for 30 min. With both pans I used coconut oil which can withstand high temperature cooking. I’ll be eating these tonight with salt, pepper and a little olive oil. Yummy and healthy.BAsked and likes delicatata squash

Try these serving options:

Goat cheese and honey

Crispy sage leaves and chopped bacon

Toasted walnuts and sauted mushrooms

 

Lindsey Lawson SeattleLindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health in Madison Valley and West Seattle and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living and a regular blogger. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545.

 

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Spring is in full swing but you can still find fresh, tender nettles for harvest. Nutrient dense and delicious these local “weeds” are a culinary delight. Touted as a tonic herb, nettles are rich in minerals and cleanse the kidneys. They are astringent and provide relief from water retention, promote lactation, treat diarrhea and help control blood sugar.

The best leaves are the tender new growth of the top 3-4 leaves. Makes sure your wear gloves as the sting of nettles is no joke! The best plants are 1-2 feet high.

Two of my favorite ways to use fresh nettles are in tea and in pesto. Enjoy these seasonal delights!

Fresh Nettles Tea

  • 4 cups nettle leaves
  • 4 cups water

Boil water and then add leaves. Simmer for 5 min. Strain. Tea may be sweetened with honey if desired. It will have a grassy, green taste.

Makes 4 cups, enjoy 1-2 cups daily

 

Nettle Pesto or Pesto D’Urtica

 I love making pesto. It’s fun to make it with greens other than basil too! Right now in my garden I have some Italian parsley that has over wintered. It makes delicious alternative or addition to a traditional pesto.  It could easily be added to this recipe in place of some of the nettles for a fresh, healthy taste.  I also use walnuts instead of pine nuts but feel free to substitute pine nuts if you wish or even pecans for a sweeter flavor.

  •  3 cups nettle leaves (You can use the same ones that you reserved from the nettle tea otherwise simmer for only 1 minute and place in an ice water bath. Squeeze out all the water)
  • 1 cup basil ( Optional: this will impart some of the traditional pesto flavor)
  • 1 cup walnuts, pan toasted
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 T lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until creamy.

Serve over polenta, pasta, or on grilled veggies

Serves 4

Lindsey Lawson SeattleLindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health in Madison Valley and West Seattle and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living and a regular blogger. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545.

 

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Shakes are a great way to get a good dose of protein and nutrients in the morning. In the IMG_7317winter they can sometimes feel too cold and damage the digestive fire. We solve this problem but adding a healthy amount of warming spices to aid in digestion. Great for your health and delicious too.

1 cup brewed Rooibos tea

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 in piece of fresh ginger peeled and grated

½ cup almond milk

1 tablespoon raw organic honey

2 tablespoons sunflower butter

1 scoop Medclear powder by Thorne or protein powder of your choice

Blend and enjoy.

Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545

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It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to with new resolve towards our IMG_7315health. Many will opt for diet and lifestyle changes, some of which are too harsh for this time of the year. Juice cleanses, smoothies, and fasting can injury the digestive functions if done incorrectly. We solve this problem with the following 10 steps.

 

1.) Work to consciously warm your body by taking warm baths, or try our infrared sauna to ramp up your detox game.

2.) Bundle up! Wear warm clothes that cover your neck both inside and out. East Asian tradition holds that colds and flu are more likely is the back of the neck is vulnerable to wind and cold. -Make sure to keep your feet warm as well.

3.) Cook with warming spices like ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. Great for circulation and to revitalize the body they are also antiviral.

4.) Try our Elemental Detox! Recipes, daily mantras, and more. 3 weeks of yummy food and transformative supplements

5.) Revive your body with tea. There are a myriad of teas that support cleansing. Experiment with trying a new blend. Nettles, dandelion, and cinnamon are great choices.

6.) Book yourself a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Gently moves toxins out and benefits the immune system. It’s also so relaxing and gentle.

7.) Calm your mind with mediation. Just 10 min a day can detox all the media and screen time in our lives. Add incense to your practice with one of our mediation blends. Choose from Awareness, Power, Balance,

8.) Spend time outside. When it’s cold out it can be easy to stay inside but the benefits of fresh air and light exercise cannot be overemphasized for a fresh perspective.

9.) Set an intention. Remember your thoughts shape your life. The winter is a great time to go deep, find what really nourishes you and set your mind on it.

10.) Focus on hearty and nourishing soups. Great for improving digestion, soups are a mainstay of winter cleanses. Try our Replenishing Soup Herbs for a potent and warming tonic.

Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545

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Time to stoke the fires within as we approach the coldest, darkest point of the year. The Winter Solstice isFire Cider Seattle WA the perfect time for an invigorating, warming, tonic beverage. Fire cider is a traditional beverage that we think is perfect for invigorating health in the Pacific Northwest. Ours is made with a base of apple cider vinegar with warming herbs and spices added. We like garlic, ginger, onions, and hot peppers but you can adjust the ratio to your own taste or to use what you have fresh. Conveniently, I had one jalapeno pepper plant that I moved inside at the end of the summer that had fresh hot peppers ready for use. Combine all the ingredients and let them sit for at least a month. The flavor is intense but leaves you feeling that your internal fire is stoked. Add a shot to honey and fresh lemon for an immune system boost. Add to soups for added flavor and health benefits. Enjoy!

 

2 cups apple cider vinegar

1 jalepeno sliced thinly

½ cup garlic (cut into halves)

½ cup ginger

½ cup onion

1 tablespoon turmeric

½ orange

1 lemon

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

 

Makes 32 oz

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