January 20, 2018
Great Cold Solar Term
Today is marks the last solar term of the year, great cold. Traditionally, this is also the coldest time of the year. Although today doesn’t feel that cold, those with yang deficient or asthenic body types should be sure to stay warm and don’t underestimate the cold! (The observatory is also predicting that it will cool down again next Wednesday.) It is important to strengthen the spleen throughout all seasons, those with yin deficient body types should not overly replenish. The cold may affect blood circulation and you can take a warm bath before bed time. People of all body types should have a daily cup of rice water to strengthen the spleen. Having a healthy stomach and spleen lead to healthy absorption of nutrients. With a healthy body, you would be less prone to any pathogens that may come with the cold!
1. Try having a cup of chinese Hawthorne tea to aid fat burn!
2. Having hot pot during gatherings with friends- it’s warming and simple.
3. Bring a hat with you when going out to keep warm and stay in style.
Warm natured foods: fried rice water, glutinous rice, chives, pumpkin, chestnuts, chili peppers
Kidney nourishing foods: black rice, black beans, black sesame, wolfberries, walnuts.