Ellen Goldsmith

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Ellen Goldsmith —Licensed acupuncturist, educator and author Ellen Goldsmith is a nationally board certified, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She is passionate about bringing the everyday wisdom of Chinese medicine to the masses. She currently serves as faculty at several institutions: the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine, and Helfgott School of Graduate Studies. There she teaches integrative medical fellows on the energetics of food, and graduate Chinese medicine and Masters of Science of students in the study of Chinese Dietetics and its application in Western society. Before we begin, check her...

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Kimberly Ashton

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Kimberly Ashton —Chinese Medicinal Food Therapist Where are you at this moment? Tell us a bit about yourself and Qi Food Therapy. I'm currently in Sydney, Australia. I previously lived in Shanghai, China for 16 years and then taught and traveled Asia (Japan, Singapore, HK and Thailand) from 2017-2019. I'm a Wellness coach, who focuses on: TCM food therapy, Macrobiotics, and Emotional & Metaphysical Anatomy. I love working with clients and students on raising their awareness about the physical, emotional and energetic layers of the body and ultimately "balancing life energies" for better health. I used to have a health...

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Feng Ye

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Feng Ye — Founder of Sage Collective  Feng Ye is the founder of the incredibly dynamic lifestyle brand Sage Collective. Before we start, you can check out her brand on Instagram or her personal account!   Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do/share your greatest achievements. I am the founder of Sage Collective, a lifestyle brand that explores the intersection of design, wellness, and progressive social change. We bring together artisanal home goods, tea, tools, and editorials; providing authentic experiences that highlight Chinese aesthetics and a Daoist's everyday mind of living with ease.   PHOTO BY...

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Kai Yim L.Ac

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Kai Yim LAc is the in-house acupuncturist of Five Seasons TCM. She lovingly provides the intern programming with fun and interesting ways to learn about TCM, ie: the facial Gua Sha class she offers at initial training! Read more about how she recovery from eczema using Chinese herbal medicine and how she get involved in Five Seasons TCM.
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Shiroi

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The Japanese TCM Dessert Maker, Shiroi, is a registered dietitian and TCM herbalist from Japan. We are always amazed by the beautiful, delicate, and medicinal desserts that she creates. We asked Shiroi for three delicious healthful dessert recipes that are native to Japan.
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Samantha Kloss

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Samantha is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and founder of Five Flavor Kitchen. She created her “kitchen” in hopes of providing a resource for individuals seeking personalized, food-as-medicine eating through the lens of Chinese medicine. 
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