We are in the peak of the summer season! In Chinese medicine summer season is further divided into “summer” and “late summer”.

“Late summer” (the final part of the summer) belongs to Element Earth. The organs Spleen and Stomach (the Middle/the digestion), the sweet taste and the color yellow also correspond to Element Earth. Thus the best time to tonify the Middle/the digestion is during the “late summer” (i.e. now!) with yellow and slightly sweet foods.

Poor digestion symptoms such as gas, bloating, poor energy and tiredness, sluggishness, loose stool, water retention, weight gain, apathy etc. can greatly benefit from the above foods. Read more and get some ideas!



Yellow Squash