With our kitchens now clear of over-processed junk food, it’s time to restock with healthy, nutritious food. As we begin to write our grocery lists, it’s important to be mindful of the seasons. Nature’s cycles affect not only the weather but also our health and mental well-being. Staying Healthy With the Seasons is the perfect guide to choosing a nutritious diet from summer through spring.
Staying Healthy With the Seasons is written by Elson M. Haas, MD, a family medicine practitioner with 40 years of healthcare experience. He is the author of ten popular books on health, nutrition, and detoxification. Dr. Haas also is the founder and director of Preventive Medical Center of Marin, a multidisciplinary clinic in San Rafael, California, dedicated to providing a holistic approach to healthcare through combining Western and Eastern medicine. His practice operates on a philosophy of taking care of the body and identifying and healing the root cause of a patient’s symptoms.
A leading practitioner of the season-based lifestyle theory, in Staying Healthy With the Seasons Dr. Haas provides simple advice for achieving glowing good health: Bring the mind and body into balance with the earth, and consume a diet that emphasizes in-season, chemical-free foods. Revised for the 21st century, this book provides the keys to staying healthy by combining Western and Eastern medicine to make seasonal recommendations for detoxification, diet, and exercise practices.
Introducing the Chinese seasons, Staying Healthy With the Seasons explains the yin-yang of all five seasons, including late summer/early autumn, and the best food types best for each. By offering step by step explanations, you can learn how to understand the concept of eating with the seasons to align with your body’s natural processes. These adaptations to the natural shifts prevent stress and illness while promoting health and well-being.
Through learning the natural gifts each season offers, we are able to get back in touch with the rhythms of nature and our bodies. By eating a season-based diet, you ensure you get the variety and nutritional support needed to survive and build a healthy, happy body to enjoy throughout your lifetime.
Solar or Lunar Tea
- Place dry or fresh herbs in a clear glass jug
- Put it in the Sun/Moon for one or two days/nights
- Then drink or refrigerator
Aromatic leaf herbs or flowers work best, such as:
- Peppermint leaf
- Hibiscus flowers
- Red clover flowers
- Chamomile flowers
- Any green herbs
- Orange or lemon peel