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Put a Spring in Your Step with These Tips and Recipes

written by Marlene Watson-Tara April 7, 2020
Put a Spring in Your Step with These Tips and Recipes

Never in modern history has there been such an interest in food and, at the same time, such a lack of confidence in basic food quality. The only thing that has ever made sense to me is to let nature set us an example by showing us how to work with the extremes of the seasons. Eating locally grown foods is what keeps me strong and healthy. We are part of our environment and not separate from it.

Living with the Seasons

Today, health is an increasing concern for people around the globe. The rise of chronic illnesses affects not only individuals and families but also society as a whole. Please also read my blog post on how to protect yourself from the Corona Virus and share this information with family friends and colleagues.

Approaches that translate the idioms and vocabulary of Oriental medicine into everyday language are rare. However, living with the seasons is such a simple philosophy and easily understood by everyone, and the rewards are plentiful. This simple way of living is what I have taught for decades.

By following my recommendations in my latest book Go Vegan, many of my clients and students constantly tell me that once again they have come through winter with no colds, flu, sore throats or chest infections.

When we make peace with nature, it makes peace with us. Need I say more?

Keeping our immune systems strong with the nourishing food we eat allows us to live our lives to our full potential. When we constantly discharge the excess from our bodies, it rewards us with good health.  Spring is the perfect season to discharge the heavier fats of winter that many people overindulge in.

Longer days, rising temperatures, daffodils and plants coming to life and new buds on the trees and bushes is an indication that spring has arrived. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is a time of new growth and seeing nature’s energy rising. The main theme of my ChiBall Yoga class is meridian-related, paying special attention to the liver and gallbladder meridians. Spring is the ideal time to cleanse (not only your home) but your body.

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