Fall is here, and we’re all pulling out our boots and pulling up our hoodies.  That means it’s time to put down that qi-chilling ice cream and snuggle up to seasonal nourishment that soothes and warms your system. Eating foods that are “warm” according to Traditional Chinese Medicine will help keep you energized and healthy as the temperature drops.

  • EAT MORE carrots, potatoes, squash, yams, rutabagas, turnips, leeks, onions, rice, oats, butter, small amounts of chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, cooked peaches, cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, small amounts of honey, molasses, maple syrup and sugar. Food should be well chewed and eaten in moderate amounts.
  • MINIMIZE citrus, salt, sugar, tofu, millet, buckwheat, milk, cheese, and seaweed.