According to Traditional Chinese Medicine this season is related to the metal element and the Lung and Large Intestine. The Lung is considered the most sensitive organ and is very closely connected to immunity so this time of year is a great time to boost the immunity to protect the lung. The Large Intestine is also important this time of year so doing a colon cleanse or a cleanse that has a focus on fiber which will help to clean out the intestines can also be beneficial.Read More
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Regularly using seaweeds or sea vegetables in your diet is a wonderful way to increase the nutrition profile and healing potential of your meal. There are so many reasons to eat more seaweeds!
Did you know that seaweed (is):Read More
The terms yin and yang are used within Taoist and Chinese philosophy to describe how opposite forces are connected and interdependent in the natural world. The modern world creates extreme oscillations between these two polar opposites. Many people are swinging between yin and yang states and cannot find balance due to lifestyle, diet and emotional highs and lows.Read More
Green and red Lentils, black beans, kidney beans, mung beans, chickpeas, adzuki beans, navy beans and so many more...beans and legumes are a wonderful part of a healthy, whole, plant based diet. Beans are used around the world as a staple food in many cultures. They provide variety in the diet, a protein source for vegetarians, and they are delish too.
For vegetarians in particular, adding beans and legumes to meals helps to lower the high glycemic load that other foods like carbohydrates may create.Read More
While all foods can be used medicinally some "superfoods" have an unusually high amount of beneficial nutrients and energetic vitality.
In general all green foods (especially the algae below) are detoxifying - they help to clean the blood, support the function of the liver, they decrease inflammation and acidity in the body, and increase alkalinity. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals so they can be great for those working with deficiencies.Read More
When the heart is serene, pain seems negligible" ~ Inner ClassicAccording to TCM the Summer is related to the fire element. It is represented as the glowing sun and the open flower. It is related to growth, expansion and creativity.Read More
According to TCM this season is related to the wood element and Liver energy. The wood element is where manifestation begins to form from deep seeds full of potential.
Liver energy can become stagnated with stress (especially emotional stress), intoxicants and too much rich or denatured food.
When the Liver is stagnant we may experience problems with our emotional life, menstrual cycles, eyes, and tendons....Read More
When consumed foods have an overall cooling, neutral, or warming effect. This observation helped form western herbalism and and medicine from greek times until about the 17th century. It remains central to TCM and ayurveda.Read More
“The highest good is like water, water is good at benefiting the ten thousand things, And yet does not contend with them. It dwells in places the multitudes detest, therefore, it is close to the tao” -Tao Te Ching We are deep in the heart of winter now. According to TCM this season is related to the water element and Kidney energy.