In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), autumn is the season of dryness. You may have noticed that your skin or throat feel dry, or your stools are a little drier and harder to pass than usual. Seasonal dryness is especially common in the Fèi (Lung) and Dà Cháng (Large Intestine) organs. These organs are associated with the throat, skin, and stools. This is why see the dryness effecting these parts of the body.
Using TCM food therapy we can eat to help alleviate seasonal dryness. Not only are some of these foods quite common and frequently associated with autumn, but they taste great together!
So why not make yourself some oatmeal with pears or apples, walnuts or almonds, ginger, and honey? It’s a delicious and nourishing dish to help make this autumn more comfortable.
Flaws, Bob. The Tao of Healthy Eating: Dietary Wisdom According to Chinese Medicine. Blue Poppy Press, 2008.