The Equinox

In Chinese medicine, the fifteen days surrounding the equinoxes are considered special times for the Earth Element. In this period of late summer, the rhythm of the Earth makes a significant change, as the Earth’s axis reaches a seasonal milestone and the cycle...
September Sweet Flavor

September Sweet Flavor

The sweet flavor in Chinese dietary therapy is the most harmonizing of all the flavors and as such appropriate not only at harvest time but at any time. This sweet flavor is not at all what we think of as sweet with our somewhat corrupted taste buds and addictions to...

Original Sweet

The original sweet, before the cane sugars were introduced, was not that far different in the west from in the east. All the fruits are naturally very sweet, as everyone knows. Anyone who counts glycemic (sugar) content, which I also understand but find less than...