Eastern Nutrition™

Seasonal Nutrition

Each season we bring you the freshest recipes and power foods to fight the common ailments which come with variations in weather. Therapeutic Nutrition™  is about learning to eat according to the season for the purpose of avoiding recurrent ailments associated with each season, such as summer hay fever, fall bronchitis, winter fatigue, and spring allergies. Living in one of the most agriculturally diverse and culinary-rich areas in the country, you are likely to find a lot to enjoy within the seasonal guidelines. Farmers markets are a great place to get familiar with seasonal availability.

Season: Fall

This fall millions of people will come down with the common cold and various lung ailments. By eating seasonal, unrefined plant foods that are grown locally in your region you can prevent and minimize these occurrences. Different minerals, vitamins and energetic components are found in vegetation grown at the change of each season that correlate to what our bodies most need in response to our surrounding environment. The fall provides an abundance of root vegetables.

Every fall, life around us tends to slow, and hibernate. Leaves dry, and turn into magnificent colors; trees dry, and lose their leaves, sap congeals.

Plants and animals gather the proper foods to help them survive the dryer season, as the weather gets chilly and cold, daylight hours get shorter, and new harvests become less abundant. We can take a cue from nature to help us thrive in the fall  by integrating these seasonal foods.

Seasonal foods provide functional healing qualities. In the fall, knowing how to counteract the climatic dryness is essential to one’s health. Dryness often affects the lungs. During this time of year we see increased cases of bronchitis and other lung ailments, common coughs, as well as itchiness, dry skin, dry hair, and brittle nails. Even lung and nasal phlegm can be a product of dryness, due to congealing body fluids. The integrative medicinal healing properties of fall foods relieve the body’s dryness and sinus congestion and help prevent these seasonal issues. These fall foods should be cooked on low temperatures for longer periods. I recommend using a crock-pot because it makes cooking simple and yields hearty meals.

Check out our latest food list and incorporate these foods into your daily diet.

Fall Recipes:  Coming soon

Common Root Vegetables; pumpkin, squash, zucchini, yams, various types of sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger, and more.

Grocery & Culinary Chaperone

Have your own personnel shopping assistant. For many of us it is a challenge learning new diets and creating new eating habits. With this therapeutic nutritional program you will receive hands on training on how to navigate the grocery store and have an in house nutritional chef come and teach you some of the best tasty tricks to eating healthy.