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Tips from Earth: It’s All About Receiving and Nourishment

Late Summer / Earth Element

The best place to start learning about the Earth Element is by clicking the blog post above, which gives an overview of the element.
 Then, have fun scrolling down to learn more about Earth and how to keep your own Earth Element balanced!

Hello and welcome to Earth Element Season! — an extra season that we recognize in Chinese medicine called “Late Summer”. Since what we do/eat now will have a big impact on whether we have a vibrant, or a tired and sick cold season ahead, it’s crucial that we do as much as possible to boost the Qi in our Earth Element organs over the next several weeks. My video below gives you tips you can...

Last week, I sent out perhaps my most important email of the year, related to the Earth Element (if you haven’t read it, it’s worth going back and reading now!).  During the Earth season, the most important thing to focus on is nourishing your Qi. What is Qi? Qi is the most vital component of health in Chinese medicine. Indeed, it is everything.  And because Late Summer, or Earth season, is related to our digestive...

The pears are here, the pears are here! I just saw the first of the season last Saturday at the farmer’s market, and excited I am!  Last year, for the first time I canned up many different kinds of jams, jelly’s and butters.  But none could compare to the delicate smooth Pear Butter that I made at the end of the season.  Dolloped over a piece of crusty bread toasted with butter…mmmmm, the silky smoothness...

For those of you who have been my patients for some time, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the seasons/elements and how they relate to our health, the foods we need to eat, the types of issues we are likely to be dealing with, and in general, what we can do to stay balanced. We just left the Fire element and plunged into Earth; for anyone here in Fort Collins, there is no denying...