• Stacy Spence, L.Ac, MSOM

Secrets To Healthy Eating During The Winter



To promote health and longevity, it is important to modify your diet according to the season. The winter is associated with the kidney and bladder organs, which we call the water element. This is the season where we want to make choices that are going to nourish and supplement our kidneys. So we want to eat foods that are associated that are going to increase the health of our kidneys.

How To Eat Healthy In Winter


The opposite of winter is the summer season where we ate light meals, which were mostly raw foods, salads, and fruits. Now we are in the cold season, so we want to modify our diet to cooked meals. Warm soups and stews are excellent meals. I highly recommend making bone broth, because of the high nutritional content. It is important to limit your raw and cold foods intake as well as fruits. The flavor associated with the kidneys is salty. Foods like seaweed and kelp are a great addition to incorporate into your diet.

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Stacy Spence is an Integrative Medical Practitioner and acupuncturist in Lake Oswego and West Linn, Oregon specializing in pain relief. She loves sharing her passion for natural approaches to professional women through her online articles and at her clinic, Vibrant Life Acupuncture, on Boones Ferry Road. Call for an appointment at 503.515.7702.

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