It is said that the kidneys “open to the ears,” which means that hearing is related to the health of the kidneys, the organs most affected by wintertime. The ability to listen clearly is heightened in the cold, silent months. The sounds of cooking and voices from the kitchen stimulate the appetite. Warm hearty soups, whole grains, and roasted nuts sound good on cold days. Dried foods, small dark beans, seaweeds, and steamed winter greens fortify the kidneys in the winter. Cook foods longer, at lower temperatures and with less water. ~ Paul Pitchford, Healing with Whole Foods

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