Summer Salad Recipes

mixed salad lettuce tomatoes cucumber

Easy to prepare and enjoy after spending time outside with friends and family. Use ingredients fresh from the nearest farmstand! Simple Pressed Cucumber Salad Ingredients Instructions Overnight Cucumber Salad Ingredients Instructions Tomato Salad Ingredients Instructions Source: Healing with Whole Foods, P. Pitchford, North Atlantic Books; 2002

Summer Soup Recipe

Summer Soup

While you may think it’s more appropriate for colder months, sipping a warm soup in Summer can help the body stay hydrated and also induce gentle perspiration to keep the body cool. You can add slightly cooling (in nature, not temperature) foods and herbs to balance the warm temperature of the soup.   This simple summer Read More

The Spleen and Stomach According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Spleen and Stomach are related to that elusive fifth season of Late Summer. TCM, the Five Elements and Late Summer The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically Read More

The Heart and Small Intestine According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Heart and Small Intestine are related to the Season of Summer. TCM, the Five Elements and Summer The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to symptomatology, Read More

The Liver and Gallbladder according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Liver and Gallbladder are related to the Season of Spring. TCM, the Five Elements and the Liver The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to symptomatology, Read More

The Lung and Large Intestine according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Lung and Large Intestine are related to the Season of Fall. TCM, the Five Elements and the Lung The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to Read More

Spring Time!

Spring purple iris bloom

The gifts (and challenges) of Spring Spring brings sunshine, warmer days, and renewal. It is also a time of transition, when the weather can alternate between extremes. Similarly, we too can experience swings, one day feeling energized by warmth and sunshine, and the next day discouraged by strong winds, cold rains, and, if you live Read More

The Kidney and Bladder according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

snowy forest river

Updated December 2023 According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Kidney and Bladder are related to the season of Winter. TCM, The Five Elements and the Kidney The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically Read More