Four weeks ago we had a snow storm. Two weeks ago we had a 70 degree Saturday. But now we’re finally turning back towards winter weather. I know that it can be disappointing for those of you who don’t like winter or cold weather, but just like the heat of summer is necessary to grow food, the cold of winter is necessary for the world to rest. The last two week marked the Beginning of Winter and now we can build off the work we’ve done to support our kidneys as we move into the Lesser Snow seasonal node. Photo by Travis Rupert via Pexels

Easing into winter with the Lesser Snow seasonal node

Four weeks ago we had a snow storm.

Two weeks ago we had a 70 degree Saturday.

But now we’re finally turning back towards winter weather.

I know that it can be disappointing for those of you who don’t like winter or cold weather, but just like the heat of summer is necessary to grow food, the cold of winter is necessary for the world to rest.

The last two week marked the Beginning of Winter and now we can build off the work we’ve done to support our kidneys as we move into the Lesser Snow seasonal node.

Four weeks ago we had a snow storm. Two weeks ago we had a 70 degree Saturday. But now we’re finally turning back towards winter weather. I know that it can be disappointing for those of you who don’t like winter or cold weather, but just like the heat of summer is necessary to grow food, the cold of winter is necessary for the world to rest. The last two week marked the Beginning of Winter and now we can build off the work we’ve done to support our kidneys as we move into the Lesser Snow seasonal node. Photo by Travis Rupert via Pexels
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As I write this, it is currently 70 degrees out. We have a projected high of 72 today. In Minnesota. I mean, yeah, we got eight inches of snow in the cities two weeks ago but that’s all gone now. We’re even planning on going on a hike after the intern wakes up. It does not look like winter outside. But the snow predicted for Tuesday will (hopefully) change that. I’m here to break the news to you that winter has officially begun. How can that be when the Winter Solstice is 6 weeks away? Well, because it’s the Beginning of Winter seasonal node, my friend. Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger

Bracing for the Beginning of Winter

As I write this, it is currently 70 degrees out. We have a projected high of 72 today. In Minnesota.

I mean, yeah, we got eight inches of snow in the cities two weeks ago but that’s all gone now. We’re even planning on going on a hike after the intern wakes up.

It does not look like winter outside. But the snow predicted for Tuesday will (hopefully) change that.

I’m here to break the news to you that winter has officially begun. How can that be when the Winter Solstice is 6 weeks away?

Well, because it’s the Beginning of Winter seasonal node, my friend.

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Yesterday’s deep dive into kidney disorders focused on kidney yin disharmonies. Kidney yin disorders have a lot of hot signs – hot flashes, night sweats, dry throat, etc – because the kidney yin can’t cool the body. It’s a lot like not having enough coolant in your car’s engine. Kidney yang disorders are cold in comparison. Lacking kidney yang means the starter isn’t working. And that’s what we’re going to cover today. Featured image and cover photo by Adonyi Gábor from Pexels

Kidney Yang Disharmonies: The Other Half

Yesterday’s deep dive into kidney disorders focused on kidney yin disorders. Kidney yin disorders have a lot of hot signs – hot flashes, night sweats, dry throat, etc – because the kidney yin can’t cool the body. It’s a lot like not having enough coolant in your car’s engine. Kidney yang disorders are cold in comparison. Lacking kidney yang means the starter isn’t working. And that’s what we’re going to cover today.