Seasonal Eating Guide: Autumn
Posted by Andrea Nakayama
Reflections on Eating with the Elements
I’m a big fan of reminding people to tune into the rhythm of the day ~ the circadian rhythm. I call it “catching the wave”.
What do the seasons tell us about our health?
Ultimately, it is in our best interest to tap into more than just the rhythms of the day, but also the intervals of the weather, the ecology and the soil. This is an age-old concept that we may have lost touch with as we’ve gained the luxury to buy bananas in the midst of the cool, dark and damp days of autumn.
Hippocrates, in teaching the “doctors” of his day, said:
“Consider the seasons of the year and what each of them produces.”
Historically, not only healing, but also diagnostics, was approached in keeping with the seasons. This was true in Egypt, in Greece, in China – all over the globe.
In fact, early Chinese physicians developed the Five Elements Theory to help determine how our bodies and minds change and respond during different seasons. For instance the the winter may produce feelings of fear, the summer the sensation of joy and fall may trigger feelings of grief.
It’s understanding how these elements live within us that we can further tune into how we’re feeling and more easily turn to the foods of the season that can heal and nourish us.
Autumn also beckons us to turn inward, to release much of the external energy that calls to us during the warmer months.
Consuming these foods will enable you to step into sync with the season.
From there, the seemingly impossible might happen.
Turn inward. Turn to the kitchen. Turn to the soup pot.
Take a turn for YOU. Take the time to Retreat.
Tend to your best intentions and intestines with this season’s cleanse. . .
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Get ready to focus on healing your digestion and your elimination (and most particularly your colon) and nourishing your body for the season ahead.
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