This wheel of health is based on the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Let’s break it down to each month.

January- Tonify the Kidneys and Cold Protection

Health Focuses: Walking, jogging, and dresswarm.

Diet: Eat more foods that have a warm nature, such as lamb, beef, chicken, yam, and jujube dates. Dark color foods such as black beans, sesame seeds,andchestnuts are very tonic to the kidneys.

February – Raise the Yang Energy and Prepare for the Spring

Health Focuses: Get up early and ensure adequate hydration.

Diet: Eat more foods that help release the Yang energy, such as onions, parsley, cilantro, peanuts, leeks, and shrimps, etc. Limit spicy foods and eat foods that have a less sour taste.

March – Nourish the Liver

Health Focuses: Get up early, enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities to boost the energy in your liver.

Diet: Enjoy some naturally sweet foods, such as goji berries, yam, and foods with a green color that help boost the energy in the liver, such as leeks, spinach, and other seasonal vegetables. Eat foods with a sour taste in moderation, such as tomatoes and oranges.

April – Balance the Yin and Yang Energy

Health Focuses: Balance your mood, enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities.

Diet: Eat more seasonal foods such as dark leafy vegetables and fresh fruits. Limit spicy and greasy foods, and avoid overeating.

May – Strengthen Your Heart

Health Focuses: Maintain a positive attitude, avoid emotional stress that can affect your heart.

Diet: Enjoy the foods with the red color and cold nature that can benefit your heart, such as red cabbages, tomatoes, and celeries, etc. Limit hot and spicy foods.

June – Improve Your Physical Stamina

Health Focuses: Get up early and exercise regularly.

Diet: Enjoy the foods that help cleanse your body, such as fresh herbs, vegetables,and seasonal fruits. Limit spicy and greasy foods.

July –Strengthen the Yang Energy

Health Focuses: Ensure adequate sleep, improve indoor ventilation, pay attention to food hygiene, prevent heatstroke, and drink more water.

Diet: Enjoy a light diet. Eat more green leafy vegetables and seasonal fruits. Limit spicy and greasy foods.

August – Prevent the Heat Strokes and Increase Inner Calmness

Health Focuses: Go to bed early and get up early, prepare for the “autumn tigers.” This is the time to focus on your spiritual health, bringing inner peace and joy to your life.

September – Soothe the Lungs

Health Focuses: Maintain your emotional well-being and enjoy outdoor activities.

Diet: Enjoy more foods with the white color that can nurture your lungs, such as melon, cucumber, radish, pear, garlic, etc.

October – Nurture your Yin Energy

Health Focuses: Autumn is the time to nurture your Yin energy and focus on your emotional health.

Diet: Enjoy more foods that can nourish your lungs and improve your Yin energy, such as sesame seeds, honey, chicken, fish, etc. Limit spicy foods.

November – Protect Your Yang Energy

Health Focuses: Recharge your energy, go to bed early and get up late to ensure adequate sleep. Dress warm.

Diet: Eat more foods that have a warm nature, such as beef, lamb, ginger, etc., and eat less food that hasa cold nature, such as seafood.

December – Tonify the Body

Health Focuses: Balance the dynamic and static forces in your daily activities with meditation and yoga.

Diet: Enjoy more tonic foods, such as lamb, beef, black beans, sesame seeds, and goji berries, etc. Limit cold food and drinks.

I hope you enjoy this health calendar. What are your health tips? Please share with us.

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Lucy Liu

As a Holistic Health Practitioner, Registered Dietitian, TCM Practitioner, Energy Healer, Master Hypnotist, Master NLP Practitioner, Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner, Author and Speaker, Lucy Liu, the founder of optimalhealthsolutions.ca, has gained a good reputation in holistic health after many years of serving patients and clients as a holistic health practitioner. Lucy has developed a unique and comprehensive approach, which combines Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Energy Medicine, and Alternative Medicine together, to help others achieve optimal health by creating harmony between the body, mind, and spirit, and maintain long-term success for healthy lifestyle changes.
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