SPRING CLEAN YOUR SYSTEM

he sun is warming you from the outside, and your body seeks something different than a cup of coffee and a shrug..according to traditional Chinese medicine, spring is liver and gallbladder season. Just as buds and plants are getting ready to reappear, our bodies are wanting to regenerate as well. Spring energy is all about moving upward and outward, opposite to the contractile direction of winter that pulls our energy inward for storage, says the dietitians, and Chinese herbalists.

Top 12 Foods for Healthy Immune Response ________________________________________

The flu season is upon us. Staying well while those around you sniffle and sneeze requires that you extract as much nutrition from your diet as you can, loading up on the foods that pack the biggest nutritional punch. Avoiding processed foods, grains, and sugar will go a long way toward strengthening your immune system. However, you can do even more by selecting foods that are loaded with specific immune-boosting nutrients. Eating a diet rich in the following foods will be far better for your health than loading up on…