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...

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...

October 16, 2018

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...

July 10, 2018

Melons are the ideal food for refreshing the body on a hot summer day and calming the yang of Summer body types. Watermelons, in particular, are one of the most cooling fruits according to Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary theory. With over 90% water by weight, wate...

May 25, 2018

If you’re not already, you should be. The Allium family of vegetables includes garlic, onions, scallions, leeks, chives, and shallots. These vegetables are rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are not only responsible for the vegetables’ characteristic odor and pun...

April 30, 2018

This recipe incorporates the pungent and peppery flavors of watercress and radishes, which benefit Spring body types by moving and circulating qi within the body. Orange zest and juice add a refreshing citrus flavor to this grilled chicken salad, which can be served as...

February 12, 2018

This quick recipe is ideal for a weeknight meal since it can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. The beef, fennel, onion, garlic and ginger help to warm up the body for cold winter nights. Fennel adds a hint of spice and mild licorice flavor, but it doesn’t overpower...

January 26, 2018

Brassica vegetables are some of the hardiest crops out there, able to tolerate cold temperatures and grow throughout the winter months. Examples of brassica vegetables include cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, bok choy, turnips, and coll...

November 15, 2017

This fall recipe is a preview from our upcoming book. The tart dried cherries are beneficial for warming the body and strengthening qi, while the whole grain rye berries help to reduce edema and excess fluids in the Fall body types. It can be served as a side dish or o...

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