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             Winter Remedy


From a Chinese medicine perspective, following the seasons and caring for our body is partly directed by nature. Understanding the nature of the season and imbibing seasonal foods helps us build energy (Qi) for the upcoming season – creating a cycle of harmony and good health. We begin in the season of winter which in the TCM perspective has these elemental characteristics.

  • Element of Water
  • Kidneys
  • Fear & letting go
  • Yin essence

Winter is represented by the element of water and commands the kidneys. Its essence is deep Yin as reflected by the stillness and quiet of the outdoors. Choose more warming foods to balance the coolness of winter by eating root vegetables, whole grains, squash, beans and savory herbs into your diet as Kidney foods. Use the winter energy to restore your spirit. It is time to save and garner your reserves in preparation of spring so we may emerge with restored energy, clear vision and a sense of purpose for the year ahead.