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Publish Date:  Wednesday April 4, 2012

One of the great things about living in the Northeast is the change of seasons. I love the Spring, and think it is important to mark and honor this time of year with a Spring ritual.

For most of our ancient history, humans lived as hunter-gatherers. This means that man ate whatever was available each season. Most places on Earth had a scarcity of food in the Winter so our bodies had to prepare for this change, instinctually adapting by storing fat. Which is precisely why our body’s metabolism slows down and craves heavier, warming foods in the Winter.