As the weather gets colder, remember to wrap up, keep active and stay warm. To help your body transition into fall, I’ve got a juicy food tip!
In traditional cultures, people eat appropriate to the season, based on what’s growing around them. Chinese Medicine considers the fall to be a cool and ‘dry’ season that can easily affect the moisture loving ‘lung’ system. So, what can you eat now that is moistening and nourishing for this time of year? Asian Pears. Or, just local ripe, juicy pears!
Tip: cold food contracts and constricts, which impacts your yang qi, aka metabolic function. Experiment with recipes for eating them warm. And if you store them in the fridge, keep them out on the counter for a few hours prior to gobbling them up.
And if you haven’t been in to see me for a while, come in for a tune up as we transition through the seasons!