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Food / Oriental Diet Therapy ~ Winter.
For winter, the following foods and methods are recommended for nourishing and supporting all the organs at this time of year:
Method of Cooking: Soups, stews, baking and slow cooking Grains: Whole grains, rice, oats.
Vegetables: Root vegetables are best – e.g. onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes pumpkin, leeks, etc Beans and Nuts: Lentils, kidney beans, pine nuts, walnuts and chestnuts Meat: Lamb, beef, chicken.
Herbs and Seasonings: Rosemary, shallots, garlic, onions, chili, cinnamon cloves, black pepper, ginger, fennel, anise, dill and horseradish.
Avoid / Reduce.
– Too many raw foods.
– Cold drinks.
– Oily, damp foods.
– Alcohol (a little warm wine is ok)
– Refined sugars.
– White flour.
Herbs to Support the Kidneys and Bladder.
Here is a list of herbs that support the main organs involved in keeping the kidneys and bladder healthy.
Herbs that nourish and replenish energy in the kidneys and bladder will help keep us steady, calm and courageous. Please seek guidance from a health professional (naturopath, herbalist, Chinese herbalist, Chinese medicine practitioner) for more information about correct dosages or for treating specific conditions.
Ginseng – One of the best for kidney nourishment and tonification. Also supports the spleen and stomach (Earth element) and improves sexual organ function.