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About acuherbdr

Elisabete Alves de Souza, DOM, has over two decades of clinical experience. She is part of a Daoist lineage that focuses on achieving more significant states of health. Dr. de Souza has drawn from many studies in Brazil, California, New York, Chicago, and more to create her innovative nutrition treatments. She treats different conditions and symptoms in a nonaggressive way, transforming and fortifying your health with her unique knowledge and technique.

Brazilian Feijoada

1 pound black beans 1/2 pound pork ribs 1/2 pound bacon 2 onions finely chopped 6 cloves garlic finely chopped 2 smoked sausages cut in big chunks 1 Tsp ground pepper 6 bay leaves Soak the beans overnight first then … Continue reading

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Beans, Kidney Bean, Black, Red (Chi Xiao Dou 红小豆,芸豆)

Sweet flavor and warm thermal nature. Acts on Spleen, Large Intestine, and Small Intestine meridians. Active compounds: Beans are mainly composed of saccharides and proteins. They are rich in saponin which is an effective antioxidant. Contains fiber, iron, vitamin B9 … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Vinegar (Cu 苹果醋)

Sour and bitter flavor, and warm thermal nature, acting on Liver, Stomach meridians. Active compounds: Apples are a good source of pectin, a soluble fiber similar to the fiber that is the oat bran. Apple cider is an acid, which … Continue reading

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Basil (Tián luólè 甜罗勒)

Pungent,and sweet flavor and warm thermal nature. Acts on Lung, Spleen, Stomach and Large Intestine meridians. Active compounds: Basil contains dozens of aromatic essential oil components in its leaves including eugenol, linalool, astragal, limonene, citral methylchavicol, and methyl cinnamate. Besides … Continue reading

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Baru Almond or Cumbaru (Dipterix Alata)

Sweet flavor and and cool thermal nature. Acts on Liver, Kidney and Spleen meridians. Active compound: The baru is a typical fruit of the Brazilian Cerrado. The nut is about 23% protein and is a high nutritional value. In recipes … Continue reading

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Barley, common Wheat (Dàmài 大麦)

Sweet and astringent taste and cool thermal nature. Acts on Spleen, Stomach, and Urinary Bladder meridians. Active compounds: Contains fiber, selenium, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B1 (thiamin), phosphorus, and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), protein, starch, fat, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, … Continue reading

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Banana (Xiāng jiāo 香蕉)

Sweet flavor and cold thermal nature. Acts on Stomach and Intestines meridians. Active compounds: Recognized for its high potassium content that retards deterioration of internal organs and prevents high blood pressure and heart diseases, banana offers many other beneficial nutrients … Continue reading

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Artichoke, Zucchini and Olive pasta

This light, delicious pasta is perfect for summer. All ingredients are beneficial during  the summer season. Ingredients Artichoke hearts – 1 can (even better if fresh) Green olives with pimento – 1 cup Zucchini – 1 medium, halved and sliced … Continue reading

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The artichoke tincture – For Liver Jaundice

It is made from 20 grams of mashed artichoke leaves macerated in 100 ml of 70% alcohol for 15 days. 5-15 drops should be taken 3 times a day. The tincture shall be diluted with water or with tea whenever … Continue reading

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Artichoke leaves (Jú yù yè 菊芋叶)

Sweet flavor and warm thermal nature. Acts on Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen, and Stomach and meridians. Active compounds: The liver is a remarkable organ and is the central chemical laboratory in the body. Everyday we introduce new toxins in our body, … Continue reading

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