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Aligning with Autumn – The Foodlife Blog
April 2014 – by Shura Ford – Aligning with Autumn.
I love to meet like minded souls and Danielle Norman is one I recently connected with. Dani is a beauty expert on the NSW central coast with a passion for fitness and nutrition. She has created a great blog and asked me to contribute a piece for her readers. Here’s a little snippet, you can find the full version along with my Autumn immune tonic soup on her website the food life.
Autumn and Chinese medicine
Seasonal and local eating is not only better for the environment but it also harmonizes the body and prevents illness. If we examine the nature of Autumn we observe strong winds, cooler weather and the falling of leaves, nuts and fruit. Traditionally Autumn is regarded as the harvest season, such is the plethora of seasonal food available, it is associated with Lung organ in Chinese medicine and seasonal foods such as apples, pears and persimmons are prescribed to moisten and clear the lungs if you happen to get a chesty or dry cough. As a general rule we should also include some protective and purifying foods in the Autumn such as onion, garlic, chives, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, horseradish and pepper to help strengthen the body for the Winter to come and open and clear the Lungs.