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Chinese medicine dietary advice – Autumn foods

Autumn traditionally is the season of harvest. Our bodies begin to harvest and gather energy for the colder months and moving it down. Yang which is dominant in summer starts giving way to yin which is dominant in winter. Autumn is the season for clearing any excess heat from the body, and then start warming it from the inside in preparation for the colder months. This may sound contradictory, but summer heat saps strength, whereas […]

By |March 12th, 2010|Categories: Food, Health preservation|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Chinese medicine dietary advice: foods to eat in Summer

Summer is full of heat. The environment is hot, and the body is hot. Signs of excessive heat can include a red face, red tongue with maybe a yellow coat, heat exhaustion, fever, skin eruptions, nose bleeds, constipation, excessive dreaming, and restlessness.

Foods to be aware of during Summer
Red meat and chicken can increase internal heat so avoid over consumption in Summer. Zucchini, citrus fruits, soy products, kelp, white or green vegetables are good for clearing […]

By |November 21st, 2009|Categories: Food, Health preservation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments