Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac., Chinese medicine, healthy eating

Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine:

+ 175 Recipes for Optimal Health

by Ellen Goldsmith, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., Dip. C. H. with Maya Klein, Phd.




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Discover the nourishing traditions of Chinese medicine when East meets West in the kitchen

Many modern day health problems that are caused by lifestyle, genetics and stress can be helped by making distinctive and long-lasting changes in the way we eat.

Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac.  provides a keen and comprehensive understanding behind the basic principles of Chinese medicine and how they can be easily applied to our day-to-day lives. Together with Maya Klein, Ph.D they have a crafted recipes that are both easy to make and delicious for those seeking improved health

  • This outstanding book will teach you how to apply the ancient wisdom and traditions of Chinese medicine and what you need to achieve balance and ultimately improve your health.
  • Ellen  expands on the concepts of food as medicine and applies them to the foods that maximize the tenets of Chinese medicine diet therapy
  • With an easy-to-understand and straightforward approach, Ellen explains how and which combination of foods and flavors affect our bodies through either their cooling or heating properties
  • Over 200 enticing recipes organized by season to help you easily put the theory of Chinese medicine into practice — easy to assemble and easily adapted to meet your needs, desires and tastes; you’ll soon be on your way to utilizing the principles you’ve learned and applying them in your home kitchen in an easy and delicious way.

Learn about the authors:

Ellen Goldsmith, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., Dip. C.H., co-founded Pearl Natural Health along with her husband Dr. Gary Weiner, in Portland, Oregon. Ellen is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine’s  College of Classical Chinese Medicine with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. Currently she teaches Chinese dietetics and its application in practice for NUNM’s  College of Classical Chinese medicine and is currently adjunct faculty for the Masters of Science of Nutrition program.She brings three decades of clinical and teaching experience and wisdom to the subject of food as medicine.  She hosts a monthly radio show on Portland’s KBOO – Healthwatch.

Maya Klein, Ph.D. Her passion for food has brought her to recipe development and cooking instruction, a departure from her professional training as an economist. Her Japanese and Czech heritage are reflected in her flexibility and innovation; the wide difference between these cuisines has facilitated her stretch outside of conventional foodways. Maya’s culinary work includes recipe testing and development to teach in her classes, for commercial clients, and for numerous cookbooks, including The Joy of Cooking and eight books as assistant to Alice Medrich. She is co-author with Alice Medrich of James Beard Award-winner Flavor Flours.

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