Fall in Chinese Medicine

The sages use to observe nature and apply the same principles to attain balance and health. Fall is time to start retrieving and withdrawing to prepare for the winter. It is a time to let go of what is not useful and harvest what is useful and save it. This apply to mind, body, and spirit. Letting go of  not useful diet habits, toxic thinking, and bad spiritual attachments. It is a time of transition from the total yang of the summer to the total yin of the winter. Any time we are transitioning were are vulnerable, prone to invasion, so you have to protect yourself. Fall is ruled by the metal element and the lungs, that is why disease during this time attack the lungs such as cold and flu. Start to slow down (physically, mentally, and emotionally) and warming yourself to prepare to store for the winter ahead. Acupuncture, yoga, meditation can help us slow down, herbs such as onions, ginger, cinnamon can warm us, astragalus can help us create that protection (immune booster). Follow and respect the season so that you can have a smooth and healthy transition.

Primal (Paleo) lifestyle poster

Similar to Paleo’s diet Mark Sisson has made some changes and called it Primal Blueprint, I like his website (primalblueprint.com) and blog (marksdailyapple.com). It is a gluten free diet and might not be good for everybody but it will help a lot of people, worth given it a try. Any questions feel free to leave a comment.

<a href=”http://marksdailyapple.com/the-primal-blueprint-21-day-challenge-infographic/”><img src=”http://bit.ly/1fxixc3″ alt=”The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge” title=”The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge” /></a><br/>Learn more at <a href=”http://marksdailyapple.com”>Mark’s Daily Apple</a>.

10 Worst Foods for Arthritis (click here to view/add comments)

I don’t consider this to be an all inclusive list and not the 10 worst foods for arthritis, but none the less some good advice from MyHealingKitchen.com to take into consideration and by all means avoid is you suffer from arthritis or any other inflammatory condition.

10 Worst Foods for Arthritis

Chinese Herbal Teas to Boost Your Libido (click here to view/add comments)

Here are some videos from David Wolfe, I like his information and knowledge, he has great products but expensive but at least you can get the gist of using herbs to make teas and smoothies at home, and using food in general as medicine.