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Winter Dietary Suggestions

Foods that support and nourish the Kidneys and adrenals are:
Stews made with meat protein, Micro-algae (we recommend Spirulina),

Lettuce, Watercress, Endive, Turnip, Celery, Alfalpha, Nettles tea

Rye, Oats, Quinoa, Amaranth, Millet, Barley

Seaweeds, Miso, Soy

If your body is more the COLD type: Cloves, Fenugreek, Anise seeds, Ginger, Cinnamon bark, Garlic, Onion, Walnuts, Black beans, Lamb, Trout, Salmon

If your body is more the HOT type, (esp menopausal hot flashes at night):
Millet, Barley, Tofu, String bean, Mung bean, Water chestnut, Blackberry, Seaweeds, Black sesame seeds, Spirulina, Eggs, Sardines, Crab, Pork


1 leek diced
2 carrots diced
1 cup cabbage, chopped
2 cups winter squash or pumpkin, diced
2 quarts hot water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oil

  • Saute leeks, carrots, cabbage, and squash to 10 minutes
  • Add water and salt
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes
  • Serves 8

1 cup yellow split peas, soaked
2 quarts water
1 5-inch piece of Kombu seaweed, soaked
1/2 – 1 onion, chopped
2 carrots (cut into flowers)
1 cup winter squash, diced
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
Miso to taste (use paste version)

  • Place Kombu and peas in a pot with water
  • Bring to scald. Reduce heat and simmer 30 min.
  • Add onions, carrots, squash, and salt.
  • Simmer veggies until tender
  • Add miso diluted in stock and simmer 5 minutes more
  • Serves 8

Posted by Mark at December 21, 2004 10:54 PM


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