Diet key to healthy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the greatest annual celebration when families and friends gather to enjoy delicious food and drinks. However, most Chinese traditional dishes contain high fat, salt and sugar. If you don’t pay attention to your diet, the continuous celebration and heavy meals could affect your health. Let’s take a look at traditional cuisine for Chinese New Year and their proper serving sizes. Continue reading

Ask Doctor Yu, Chinese medicine practitioner: Yin or yang?

Many patients come to me asking whether they are “cold” or “hot” people. Coldness and heat are two principles in Chinese medicine used to differentiate between how much yin and yang individuals have. It does not refer to whether a person is hot- or cold-blooded, but about the balance of the hot yang to the cold yin. Continue reading

Adult education program celebrates 20 years of success

The AACA’s Next Steps Transitional English Program celebrated its 20th anniversary on Jan. 17. Current and former students shared their experiences in America, while teachers congratulated them on their success. Continue reading

Chinatown Neighborhood Council talks about restaurants and RMV relocation

The Chinatown/South Cove Neighborhood Council met Jan. 22 to discuss local restaurant changes and the relocation of the Chinatown Registry of Motor Vehicles. Its monthly meeting was held at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, 90 Tyler Street. Continue reading