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Hot & Crabby Salad

Kidney yin deficiency is a diagnosis in Chinese medicine seen especially in women going through menopause (especially dryness) and in patients who have been through many years of mental and/or physical overwork (aka: adrenal fatigue).

Symptoms of Kidney yin deficiency include: hot flashes, night sweats, dizziness, low-pitched ringing in the ears and/or hearing loss, adrenal hyperactivity, lower back ache, achy bones, dry skin throat at night, light sleep with frequent waking, flushed cheeks, feeling of heat in the hands/feet/chest, and memory loss.

Although cooked foods are best, this salad can be enjoyed in moderation to help generate more fluids and help to cool you down. Eat this on its own as a quick and easy lunch by preparing the night before.


  • 2 4.25 oz. cans wild-caught crabmeat, rinsed and drained

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil mayo

  • juice of ½ lemon

  • ½ cup shredded carrots

  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped

  • 2 cups cabbage or coleslaw mix

  • 4 TBSP rice wine vinegar

  • 1 TBSP coconut aminos

  • 1 tsp honey

  • sprinkle of black sesame seeds (garnish)

  • pinch of sea salt


  • In a medium bowl, combine crab, cabbage, celery, and carrots.

  • In a small bowl, make dressing by combining, lemon juice, avocado mayonnaise, coconut aminos, rice wine vinegar, and honey. Whisk until smooth.

  • Add dressing into the crab mixture and mix well. Serve into bowls and top with black sesame seeds.

  • Chill for 1 hour or overnight for best flavor.

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