The solstice turned yesterday taking us out of the darkest time towards the coming light of spring. It is at this time Chinese Medicine ties the body to the Kidney and Bladder - telling us to go deep, to take time to rest and restore. I was recently asked to write an article for the Active Retirement Ireland Annual www.activeirl.ie on how to generate and conserve energy as we age. In Chinese Medicine this too covers the realm of the Kidney and Bladder. So the information in the article covers food that can fortify us all within the quiet steady winter months.