Foods for Autumn

April 14, 2014 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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Autumn is one of my favourite seasons of the year, though according to Taoist philosophy, there can be no favourites – the seasons are as they are and we can enjoy them all! The weather is mild, the air feeling fresh and crisp and of course, the change that is happening in nature is beautiful

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Sprouts

Springtime Foods

September 29, 2013 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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If you look about you and see what is going on in nature in Spring, you’ll see a lot of growth, which tends to have an active and ascending nature. Your body functions best when it is in harmony with nature so these same characteristics of growth correspond to the type of food that is

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Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea

Just a Simple Flower

July 27, 2013 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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Ju Hua, pronounced “joo hwa”, is the Chrysanthemum flower. I love having this as a tea – its flowery flavour has a distinct and soothing taste. In a tea, it is often made with the dried flowers but it is also available as a powdered granule combined with cane sugar – highly delicious but they

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Winter Wonderfoods

July 07, 2013 - by enrica - in Diet Therapy

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In Chinese Medicine, being in tune with nature is important in maintaining health and preventing illness, and a part of this is being able to change with the seasons. Throughout the year, we experience change from the heat of Summer to the dryness of Autumn, to the cold of Winter and the wind of Spring.

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