Ancient wisdom teaches us that we are directly connected to nature and the universe. The seasons and cycles of nature have always maintained a patient pace. As human beings, we have conformed to a quick fix, need to have it now mentality, which has a severely unhealthy and unnatural pace. This robotic lifestyle leaves little time for the important things in life. It can also lead to depression, stagnation and unbalance. Learning the vital importance of realigning with nature’s cycle and flow will in turn lead us to a peaceful life.
Seasonal eating goes hand in hand with ancient wisdom. The two paired together can set us up for a remarkable journey. All too often, we are given a plethora of options at the grocery store from mangos to watermelons and everything in-between regardless of season. The deep connection between your body and local environment causes an alert when you begin eating foreign produce. Eating cooling foods in winter can compromise the body’s immune system and bring on the cold or flu at a rapid rate. The digestive system can also be complicated, which can lead to a number of different illnesses. In order to eat in season, choose local and organic foods from farmers markets or a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). These options are affordable, give back to the community and provide your body the nutrients it needs from your own backyard!
Take care of the beautiful body you have been given and treat it with the respect it deserves! Be patient, cook with love, spend time around the table with loved ones and practice a natural, patient and balanced lifestyle. Believe me, your mind, body and spirit will thank you for it!