In the modern world there are a lot of things that contribute to digestive weakness, or Spleen Qi deficiency in Chinese Medicine. Spleen Qi deficiency is extremely common in this country, in part because of how and what we eat. The excessive use of antibiotics also creates weakness in this organ system. In order to support a weakened Spleen, certain eating habits beyond those of my Basic Food Guidelines are very helpful. I, and many other practitioners, call this the Warming Foods Diet. But first, how do you know if you have Spleen deficiency?