Eating and living with the seasons is one of the best means of dis-ease prevention and self-care. Eating with the seasons allows your body’s systems to be strong in that season and prepare you for the next season to come. Foods that are abundant and grown locally or in your garden are the food and herbs to focus on.

Whole foods and finding ways to balance stress through self-care is known to help prevent dis-ease. Knowing our body and our emotions is a great way to understand when we are under too much stress physically and/or emotionally. What we eat does matter because food is the foundation; if we cannot receive the nourishment it affects our ability to stay healthy.

All food and herbs have thermal energetics and five flavors which is how our body knows how to use the extracted nutrients. A balanced diet would include a majority of sweet and pungent foods with a nice blend of sour, bitter and salty. Sweet flavor is in many foods from most vegetables, animal protein, nuts, seeds, fruit and whole grains such as rice. All food contains at least 2 or more flavors. An excessive amount of any flavor may cause an imbalance. I have created a list of the flavor of foods based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, click on the charts below to better understand how the five flavors and whole foods are essential for overall health.

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Salty Flavor Benefits Your Health

Salty flavor benefits your health especially for strong digestion and keeping the body tone. SALTYSOURBITTERPUNGENTSWEET SALTY food and herbs Thermal Energetic is cooling to the body’s systems. Foods which are SALTY in taste support the kidney and urinary bladder SALTY flavor assist the kidneys, urinary bladder, liver and gallbladder. Salt [Read More]

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Sweet Flavor Benefits Your Health

SWEET SALTY SOUR BITTER PUNGENT SWEET food and herbs Thermal Energetic has all three thermal energetic properties cool, neutral and warm supporting the body’s systems. Foods which are SWEET in taste support the stomach and spleen. SWEET flavor assist the lung, large intestine, kidney and urinary bladder Food and herbs [Read More]

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Pungent Flavor Benefits Your Health

PUNGENT SWEET SALTY SOUR BITTER PUNGENT food and herbs Thermal Energetic is warm to hot (acrid, spicy, hot, aromatic) to the body’s system. Foods which are PUNGENT in taste support the lung and large intestines. PUNGENT flavor assist the kidneys, urinary bladder, liver and gallbladder. Food and herbs which are [Read More]

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Bitter Flavor Benefits Your Health

BITTER PUNGENT SWEET SALTY SOUR BITTER food and herbs Thermal Energetic is mostly cooling and a few are warming to the body’s systems. Foods which are BITTER in taste support the heart and small intestine BITTER flavor assists stomach, spleen, lung and large intestine Food and herbs which are BITTER [Read More]

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Sour Flavor Benefits Your Health

SOUR food and herbs Thermal Energetic is mostly cooling to the body’s systems Foods which are SOUR in taste support the liver and gallbladder SOUR flavor assist the heart, small intestines, stomach spleen and pancreas. Food and herbs which are SOUR in taste:

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Super Greens & Adaptogens

For many, life is busy which can cause us to feel over-whelmed, “stressed out”! The body does not recognize good or negative stress, it recognizes an over-stimulation which affects the nervous system and adrenal glands. This is especially true for those with long-term stress. Either or, if we are not [Read More]

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Herb for Digestion

Our digestive system is the foundation to well being, it is the most important system in the body and without strong digestion our health is compromised! If we are under too much stress, short or long term and worry a lot it impairs our ability to digest food affecting our [Read More]

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Whole Food Nutrition the Foundation to Health

Eating a traditional diet is essential for excellent health, it’s how we ate until about 100 years ago. Unfortunately modern times has changed the way we eat, and not for the better! A great book to read is Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine By Ronald F. Schmid N.D. A [Read More]

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Lemons and Limes – Sour Flavor

Lemons and limes are possibly the most valuable fruits therapeutically! It is important with any food or drink to not over do it, in moderation is best. Check in with yourself. If you are not feeling well after eating or drinking a certain type of food try eliminating it for [Read More]

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Healing Solutions for Digestion Imbalances

Your digestive system consists of: Stomach Spleen Pancreas Gallbladder Small Intestine Large Intestine The strength of digestion depends on our parents (pre-essence) and what we were fed as a child (post-essence).  If we come from strong healthy parents and were fed wholesome food our digestive fire (digestive enzymes and HCL [Read More]

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Optimal Brain Nutrition

The human brain requires a high fat and protein diet for optimal brain function with a focus on foods which are grown organically and/or locally without herbicides or pesticides. Meat which is treated ethically and are free run/range and not injected with antibiotics and/or growth hormones. A fantastic book to [Read More]


Liver Health and Glutathione the “Master Antioxidant”

Our LIVER has a great deal of responsibility in maintaining our health and strong healthy LIVER function is necessary for making Glutathione. The Liver has a key role in most metabolic processes especially detoxification. The liver is constantly being invaded with caustic substances. There is a myriad of chemicals used [Read More]

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Eating with the Five Flavors & Seasons

Humans have been eating and living with the season for 1000s of years and about 100 years ago that all changed, and not for the better!  There is way too much dis-ease and mental illness, stealing life too early and unnecessary pain and suffering. Epidemiological studies estimate 50% of Americans [Read More]


Healthy Fats,Oils & Cholesterol

For healthy cholesterol fats are necessary. All fats and oils, whether from vegetable or animal, are some combination of saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated acids, oleic acid (omega-9), polyunsaturated linoleic (omega-6) and linolenic acid (omega-3). They are essential for the body and brain. Did you know the brain is about two [Read More]


Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Cholesterol is regarded by the body as such an important metabolic aid that every cell has a mechanism to manufacture its own supply. (Erdmann, 1995) It’s not bad or good; it’s quality of fat and the kind of food we eat. Cholesterol is a soft waxy lipid molecule manufactured in [Read More]

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Alfalfa Leaf Alfalfa Leaf medicago sativa –  Part Used: leaf stems, unopened flowers Taste: sweet/bitter Energy:neutral to cool Effective Form: infusion, capsules, tincture, powered  Properties: anti-inflammatory,rich in carotene, vitamin K, chlorophyll, amino acids, full spectrum minerals and trace minerals very nutrient rich Medicinal use: especially good for the muscular skeletal [Read More]