As an acupuncturist, one way to help keep your body healthy and balanced, is to use
food to prevent and treat disease. There is an understanding within the medicine we do
at the clinic, that every type of food contains its own characteristics, and that what we
eat is not just a matter of calories, carbohydrates, fats, and protein, but also has to do
Foods that are Warming, have “yang” characteristics…they tend to be drying and help to
raise the energy and heat of the body by improving circulation while nourishing the cells,
tissues, muscles and organs. There are many types of foods and seasonings that contain
warming energy. Black and white pepper, ginger, garlic, cayenne, walnuts, green onions,
and chili peppers are particularly warm and stimulating. Did you add any of these spices
to your meals today? Contact me and share what “warmed” you up today!
Here are some ideas to add to your diet. Say goodbye to cold and raw food and HELLO to nourishing soups, stews, and stir-frys. White-colored and spicy foods like scallions, leeks, horseradish, onion, and garlic help support a peaceful transition from late summer into fall.