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I answer the most frequent questions I get from patients in these bite-size videos, explaining how Eastern medicine works and giving practical tips on ways to improve your overall health. Here's a sampling:

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Bay Area Restaurants & Suppliers I love:

  • Mama Tong Broth and Soups -- Lovingly and orgnically-made bone broths and delicious soups that heal your mind, body and spirit. Order from her website, Good Eggs or at Sunday's Temescal Farmer's Market.

  • The Cultured Pickle -- This place is a great resource for anyone who wants to add delicious fermented foods to their lifestyle. Their retail shop is open 7 days a week with an amazing selection of slowly fermented daikon, beets, okra, mustard greens and an ever-changing selection based on the seasons. On the weekends, their Rice & Pickle Bowls are a must for anyone looking to reset their digestion with a beautifully satisfying bowl of goodness. I always ask to add the cured egg!

  • La Oaxacena -- Craving hand-made tamales made with non-GMO corn and free-range meats? You can find La Oaxacena's booth at Berkeley's Tuesday and Saturday farmers market as well as catering for your next gathering.

  • Wahpepah's Kitchen -- Mouth-watering and healthy brunch and lunch options rooted in Indigenous cuisine, this restaurant takes "food as medicine" to the next level. Their acorn crepe (gluten free!) and smoked salmon & sweet potato tostada makes the mouth, belly and spirit so happy.

  • Nick's Pizza -- I love their sourdough, thin crust pizza vegan options! I order the carmelized onion, basil and olive pizza (light bake), then add my own parmeggiano reggiano (the kind from Italy!) at home. I haven't been able to enjoy pizza in more than 20 years, but if my delicate digestion can easily digest Nick's Pizza, you know it's good quality (and delish)!

  • Lin Jia Kitchen -- Home-style Chinese food using organic produce and free-range meats, and no MSG. I can't get enough of their Monk Fried Rice!

  • Reem's -- I just about fell over when I had her muhammara dip for the first time. Super flavorful dips, breads and wraps, you can eat at her SF restaurant or order catering for your next party.

  • The Kebabery -- I love this restaurant for their fresh kebabs and pickled salads. They're currently only open for dinner, but you'll leave satisfied and your belly will feel so good.

  • FOB Kitchen -- FOB Kitchen offers home-style Filipino cooking, as if we were lucky enough to have a Filipino Auntie. I love their Chicken Adobo and Sinigang.

  • Soba Ichi is a West Oakland treasure offering authentic, traditional Japanese dishes. They lovingly hand make soba noodles daily.

  • Mr. Dewie's Cashew Creamery -- I haven't had this much fun at an ice cream shop in over 20 years, when my digestion suddenly decided it hated cow's milk. Mr. Dewie's makes cashew-based ice cream that is ultra-creamy and beloved, even by lactose-digesting people!

  • Good Eggs -- Get organic and high quality groceries delivered to your home. Their website also offers easy-to-follow recipes and they offer dinner kits to make cooking at home quick and easy.

If you have a favorite restaurant or food business that uses sustainably-raised and organic ingredients, please let me know.

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