Rose Water in Summer

Posted by on Aug 19, 2010

Chill Your Mood with Rose Water in Summer.   The Reason for Rose: Pathological Heat in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine   Rose water and rose essence has been used for millennia to take the edge off of heat in Summer. Heat in both Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine is associated with hot temper, irritation, and irritability. Indeed, in the already hot pressure cooker that are large urban areas, ┬átempers flare in summer months. The riots that took place in the inner cities of the USA in the sixties were all in summer, not winter, not spring, not autumn. Pathological heat...

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Summer Raw Cabbage Salad a.k.a. Cole Slaw

Posted by on Jun 26, 2010

I am a huge fan of cabbage. When I was a strict vegetarian it must have been its hearty quality and chewy texture that appealed. Now that I am an omnivore, I value cabbage both for its delicious, slightly sweet taste, and its high fiber low calorie ratio. In fact cabbage has the fewest calories and least fat of almost any vegetable. Its a great diet food, and a great food to balance the heavy quality of cooked meat. I find eating meat with vegetables, but without grain to be much lighter and digestible. Raw Sauerkraut, which is a...

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Keeping Naturally Cool in Summer

Posted by on Jun 26, 2009

Are you keeping naturally cool in summer? In Classical Chinese Medicine summer is the season of maximum “yang,” a time of extreme heat, light, and activity; in summer our energy circulates centrifugally; it is closer to the surface and our radial pulse wave rises to the surface, just as it does when we fight off an external attack . It is a time of extremes. Extremes can be dangerous We can choose our response–do we seek respite from the heat and dry gently, with shade and fluids, or drastically, with freezing air conditioning and ice filled “Big Gulps.” Summer’s...

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