November 22, 2019

Warm up with this comforting fall soup of sweet and seasonal squash, hearty mushrooms, and nutty wild rice. The ingredients in this recipe are especially beneficial for nourishing qi and draining excess fluids in Fall body types.

Serves 6

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin oli...

September 10, 2019

For Indian Summer body types, the most ideal foods to eat include foods with a neutral thermal nature and those that nourish qi. This unique period of time between late summer and early autumn represents the balance point between yin and yang, where yang is at its peak...

July 30, 2019

If you think yoga is slow and meditative, then consider the practice of yin yoga – a style of yoga that goes even deeper within to cultivate awareness and release tension. Yin yoga involves holding passive postures for extended periods of time, usually 3 to 5 minutes,...

July 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce that What's Your Season? has been named a winner in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. The awards recognize the best books published in 2018 from small, indie, and university presses, as well by self-published authors. O...

May 14, 2019

Sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, itchiness... Sound familiar? The irritating symptoms of environmental allergies are not only common during the pollen-filled spring and summer months, but can also be seen year-round from exposure to dust and animal dander. An al...

April 9, 2019

spring (noun):

- a time or season of growth or development

- an elastic body or device that recovers its original shape when released after being distorted

- the act or an instance of leaping up or forward

- capacity for springing : resilience

The beginning of spring is hi...

February 26, 2019

One of the fundamental principles from Chinese medicine (and other humoral medicine systems) is that foods offer energetic properties beyond just calories and macronutrients like carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Foods impart a specific energy to the body when eaten – o...

January 9, 2019

For some, the shorter daylight hours and the long, dark nights of fall and winter also coincide with a dip in mood known as the "winter blues." The winter blues may in fact be a mild form of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a condition characterized by recurring de...

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One of the ways to support the digestive system is to eat pickled foods. Fermented pickles, in particular, are rich in probiotics that restore healthy gut flora and enhance the immune system. They also provide digestive enzymes and increase the bioavailability and abso...

August 30, 2018

Although Indian summer is not often recognized as a full-fledged season, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it represents the critical fifth season and the balance point between yin and yang. The number five plays an important role in TCM theory; there are five ele...

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