Chinese Medicine Nutritional Tips To Eating Healthy For The Fall Season
The fall season has different nutritional requirements according to Chinese Medicine. The ancient physicians discovered the secrets to anti-aging and longevity by eating and living according to the seasons. In this blog, I will share with you the secrets to thriving during the autumn and the things to eat in the fall.
Autumn is the season where the daylight gets shorter and the cold weather arrives. This energetic shift means the Yang energy is shifting to the Yin energy. We just went from the warm sunny days of summer to approaching the long dark nights of winter. The Yin energy is about the is inward stillness and the contracting of essence of life and storing it for the winter, which is what nature is preparing for. So we want to follow the cycles of nature instead of resisting it.
HEALTHY EATING TIPS FOR FALL
This is the time to transition the raw food diet into more cooked foods especially as the weather continues to get colder. The focus is to consume warmer foods like...
Consume fall foods that are acrid in flavor, which will move the Qi and bring the defensive Qi/immunity to the surface to keep you protected from colds and flus.
Foods to avoid during the fall are foods that create dampness and phlegm like dairy, oily, fatty, and cooling foods.
Eat sour foods which will assist the movement of contracting the energy inward.
Enjoy the local fall harvest foods and bringing in the pumpkin spices.
Wishing you a VIBRANT LIFE!
PS-if you would like a complete list of the all the things to eat in the fall, feel free to shoot me an email.
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Chinese Nutrition Therapy by Joerg Kastner, MD, LAc
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Stacy Spence, LAc. MSOM