Common Culinary Herbs – Energetics

What are some herbs that you think of that make you feel warmer?  I think of garlic, cinnamon, citrus peels, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.  What about herbs that make you feel cooler?  Lavender, peppermint, basil, cilantro?  Below is a chart with common herbs/foods that are used in the kitchen for you to refer to.  […]

Your Constitution and Food

Now that we know a little bit about your Yin/Yang Constitution, and some about the energetics of food, let’s start to put the two together! A person who has the tendency to be very Yin is vegetarian bordering on vegan*, eats a lot of raw veggies, loves fruit juices and smoothies, drinks lots of ice […]

Food Energetics Introduction

What does an energetically balanced diet look like?  It is slightly different for everyone, as each of us is unique, but the basis of an energetically balanced diet is rooted in foods with neutral, neutral-cool, and neutral-warm energies.  Below is a list of foods and their example energies from my herb coursebook.  Yin Neutral Yang […]

Yin/Yang Constitiution and Food

My name is Pamela Shaw, I’m an apprentice-herbalist and also attending East West School of Herbology to become a certified professional herbalist. My studies focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, and Western herbalism methods of assessment and treatment to help bring the body back to health and balance. This week we’ll be talking about […]