Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Way To Find More Time

Have you ever asked
for more time? Wishing that
the day was longer, and thinking
if I just had more time
than I will finish all the days
work? My father says that
work is always longer than
life. Even if you were not here,
work continues, it never finishes.

Back in the 1980’s as I was studying with my
father, I wasn’t allowed to watch TV, listen to radio or
newspaper or talk on the phone as I was working, it was
a distraction. It helped me a lot to enjoy quiet time and
to focus on my studies. Take a weekend and disconnect
yourself by enjoying quiet time by reading a book or
taking an afternoon nap. All those worries and stress
will fall off your shoulders. I was only 12-years-old
when I developed that good habit. You can build this
good habit any chapter of your life as well.
I really believe that we have to reconnect to
ourselves and overcome a lot of our stress rather than
driving on adrenalin. Stress is a silent killer, it is very
dangerous. Stress has no boundaries and we shouldn’t
feed on it, it’s poison. That is one thing my Taifu Plus
Pills can’t cleanse out, the stress related build up in the
gut. Over these couple of weeks, I had to take the Heart
Tonic due to emotional stress. I do have to say it helped
a lot. I am workable but when it comes to emotional
stress that is something else. You should have it on hand,
I am glad I did.

My father was my idol. He gave me a strong
foundation with great life practices. You must have a
dream, willing to work hard and if you fall, pick yourself
up. There are many challenges but that only makes you
stronger and better.

I love my practice and it is the art of healing.
My patients are strong, beautiful, healthy and full of
life. It’s great to stand with a group of people to inspire
and learn more than to stand alone. Knowledge helps
us make great choices and teaches us to learn from our
mistakes.

I have no good words on stress, only great wisdom
that was given to me. Herbs are there to heal, my
patients are the strong ones, they will drink the bitter
herbs to get well

Love Juli

Recipe: My Favorite Breakfast Omelette

Sometimes life gets too busy for us to make a great healthy meal. Have to drop off the kids to school, run to work for your morning meeting, and/or run errands all day. Some of us just simply run out of time. With all these things to worry about, the last thing you need to think about is breakfast or making anything for that matter! Well, the good news is that we have a wonderful recipe to help start your morning off right making it easier, healthier for you!

Here one of our patients Ella Elman has graciously decided to share one of her quick breakfast recipe as well as a little bit about what she does with her cooking business.

“Hi!
My name is Ella Elman and I have been a patient of Juli’s for almost a year. I own a personal chef and meals delivery business called, The Secret Ingredient (www.secretingredientmeals.com).

We specialize in cooking for clients on special diets and with food sensitivities or allergies. Our meals delivery service delivers organic, gluten and dairy free meals to your home or office on the Eastside.

As you can imagine, Juli and I spend a lot of time talking about food. While I am not a big fan of the name “bland” diet, I strongly believe in eating real food made with organic ingredients and avoiding all processed foods. I also believe in eating a lot of vegetables and put them into my dishes whenever possible.

Today, I’d like to share a simple and delicious breakfast that you can make in less than 15 minutes. This is a very versatile recipe that you can modify to incorporate whatever vegetables you like, and you can even add cheese, prosciutto, olives or whatever is available in your fridge that day.“

Here’s what you will need:

– Cutting board
– Knife
– 2 small bowls
-10-12” frying pan with lid. I recommend a ceramic frying pan if possible.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup broccoli florets*
1 cup zucchini
2 stems green onions
2 eggs (if you can’t eat eggs simply make a stir fry)
Salt
Pepper
Basil (3 chopped leafs)
Garlic (2 cloves)

How To Cook The Omelette:

Warm up a large (10-12”) frying pan for a couple minutes on medium-low heat and place 1 tablespoon of olive oil inside.

Meanwhile, wash and cut up broccoli florets, zucchini, garlic, basil, and green onions into small pieces. Once the frying pan is warmed up, put in all the vegetables and cover with a lid. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper, remove and place in a bowl.

Beat the eggs well in a small bowl and add a little salt. Put in the other tablespoon of olive oil into the pan. Pour in the beaten egg and quickly swirl it inside the pan to form a thin crepe. Cover the pan and cook for a couple minutes until set.

Add the vegetables and spread around one half of the egg crepe. Flip the eggs over the vegetables to form a half moon shape and cover the vegetables. Cook for another minute. Remove carefully to a plate and enjoy!

*Trader Joe’s sells bags of organic broccoli florets that are already cut up.*

With our ‘Bland Diet’ at Hen Sen Herbs, it seems like the foods that we can and can’t eat limits us to almost nothing! But make it a creative game and combine your favorite veggies and fruits together. Be a food chemist and look up interesting ways to cook food, and don’t be afraid to try new things! Be sure to check out our blog for more recipes as well!

Happy eating!
~Shaila

Quick Snack: Tasty Cucumber Slices

Ingredients:
– 1 whole cucumber cut into
slices/ or diced
– 2-3 table spoons of Blasamic
– Vinaigrette
– Dill weed seasoning
– Finely chopped red onion (can be strong flavoring so it can
be optional)

Instructions:
Chop up cucumbers into your choice of slices or diced
Chop up Red Oninon into small bits
Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of Blasamic Vinaigrette and Dill weed
seasoning
Mix together

You’ve Got The Power

When it comes to living a good life, some argue that there are circumstances and plain old luck that makes it possible. And, there are others who claim putting in the hard work every day is what makes them successful. When it comes to health and happiness, you’ve got the power. I believe this is true in health and wealth.


Yes, some people have more problems with their health than others. Some people start out in life very poor with no options for education. There are circumstances beyond control, but even though that is true, there is the fact that you have power. Your words and your actions are choices you make every day to use that power. Will you be kind? Will you forgive? Will you eat your vegetables? Will you drink enough water?


There are a lot of people who claim to know the secret to good health and give you a list of things to eat or exercises to do. But, when it really comes down to it, with so many options available, it is up to you. Will you make positive changes? You’re the only one who can make it happen.


Sometimes when I talk to friends about their health, they sigh with frustration. Some have to live with heartburn or high blood pressure, and I ask them why they think that is the end of the issue? More often then not, they have never thought to advocate for themselves outside of the standard practice. They accept that this is their fate, and they don’t try to change their diet or exercise. They do not realize that they can find other remedies or help.


The truth is that we have the power to change. That’s why I appreciate Traditional Chinese Herbal Remedies so much. They function not as a cure, but as a way to help the body heal and empowers it to do the job. An herbalist takes time to listen to you, and offer actions you can take to get better, which gives you the power to make a difference in your life.


So, the next time something happens and you’re not sure how to move forward, remember that you have power. The power to ask for help. The power to make changes. The power to live a good life.