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Artichokes: Your Liver’s Best Friend

Spring: Season of the Liver In Chinese nutrition, the therapeutic and energetic properties of food are carefully considered. Specifically, Chinese nutrition seeks to strengthen vulnerable organ systems and maintain balance between energies and organs. Each season of the year corresponds to a particular organ. It is important to eat foods that support the organ of […]

Following Nature’s Rhythms, Keep Healthy with Springtime Foods

Midway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, around Groundhog Day, seedlings begin to sprout and stretch their way through the earth and into the sunlight. Asian cultures, farmers, the Celts, and other cultures have observed the beginning of February as the herald of spring. Observers of the modern day sun calendar count the […]

How Are You Starting Your New Year?

Out come the horns. Blah-h-h-h! And the noisemakers: rat-a-tat-tat. People dance and jostle around each other wearing colorful, shiny paper hats that say, “Happy New Year!” Make-up runs underneath silver tiaras and swirling paper curls float into champagne flutes. Finally, the big moment comes and a kiss sends the new year toward unknown adventures. Isn’t […]

Allergies: Spring Root & Branch

In Spring, the axis of the Earth is tilted toward the sun and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the hemisphere closest to the sun. During this increase in daylight, trees and grass spring forth by dispersing pollen through the air currents. A person’s immune system may be hyperactive and may identify pollen as […]

Why You Need to Spring Clean Your Body

Human cultures through the ages have instinctively cleansed themselves and their living environment upon the arrival of spring each year. The reasons are well founded from two perspectives. First, there is a natural need to cast off the winter blues and feel renewed. Second, according to Chinese medicine, the liver is most active in the […]

Health Preservation & Appropriate Lifestyle for the Year 2000

A new millennium is coming. People are seeking better ways to maintain their health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the key to health preservation is living in harmony with nature. The following are four methods that can keep you healthy: Cultivation of mind is a method of keeping physically and mentally healthy by regulating the […]

Spring Allergies

For many people Spring and Summer are seasons for allergies. Allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are due to an over-reactivity of the immune system to certain allergens. During Spring and Summer, allergies are generally induced by wind-born tree, grass, or weed pollen, and can cause such symptoms as: sneezing; nasal congestion; runny nose; watery, itchy, or […]