Greetings from Ginseng Press!

(If you are seeing this in your newsreader, it’s because you subscribed to one of Ginseng Press’s two feeds, “The Daoist Diaries” or “The Chinese Almanac Online.” These are now replaced with a single feed, named “Ginseng Press”.)


It’s been a long time since I last posted. Much has happened. Shortly after the 2009 edition of our “Chinese Almanac” was published, Dr. Zhang no longer had time to devote to Ginseng Press, so he left the company. It is very likely that we will work together again someday, but for now, it’s just me.

During the time I worked with Dr. Zhang on the almanacs — seven years — I learned about ancient Chinese philosophy and sciences, the roots of Chinese medicine, its core concepts, and especially, the principles of proper nutrition, the cornerstone of health. When Dr. Zhang left Ginseng Press, he gave me permission to teach and write about these topics.

This has now become my life’s mission. I will be writing (and soon, speaking) about these topics in depth, starting with the subject of weight loss. In the next few days, you will see an announcement about this. I will be blogging about the book as I’m writing it, telling you not only about its progress, but also providing bits of information that you can put to use immediately. I hope you will join me on this new journey!

I’m just finishing up the new website, which will go live this week. My apologies for the ‘Hello, world!’ post that was just sent out — I didn’t think it would be broadcast when I updated the feed address, but it did.

Thank you for reading this, and wishing you all the best!

— Ariel Frailich

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