Winter is a powerful time - a time to conserve our energy and resources. Special care needs to be taken in the form of nutrition, warmth and rest. Winter is a more inward and sensitive time. The climates of cold and wet (rain, snow, fog) chill us and require us to seek extra warmth and home time.
In Holistic Nutrition, we tend to rely on traditional wisdom over newfangled technology for cold or flu prevention.
One way we can keep healthy each winter is to make sure we are eating nourishing foods and drinking enough water, in the form of clean filtered drinking water, hot teas or soups.
Traditional Chinese Medicine suggestions for keeping balance during the winter time:
///Keep back energy loose and flowing through stretching exercises AND freely expressing your feelings
///Increase your water intake
(Feeling uninspired by plain water in this weather? Make it my fav, an herbal tea!)
///Cook, steam or bake your vegetables
///Vegetable soups (like carrots, turnips, onions, garlic, ginger, cayenne) are right for winter - easy to digest, nutritious and warming. Soups are fantastic because we get nourishment from the foods in them, we're also getting that water intake!
///Meat eaters, enjoy more protein now then you would in summer to "build the blood" (organic please!)
///Fruits are less available locally, so they should form only a small part of our winter diet. These tend to make us colder.
///Cooked whole grains (brown rice, millet, etc.) make an excellent winter staple, as these complex carbohydrates burn well in the body for fuel and are good for our intestines and elimination. If we pair our grains with vegetables or beans (red aduki beans, mung beans, black beans or lentils) we will have a complete protein.
///Nuts are also good in the winter as a snack or in salads.
///Cheese eaters: feta cheese from sheeps' milk is easier to digest and a bit better on your body to handle in the winter
Drink herbal tea.
Take long baths.
I teach my daughter that she can be who ever she wants to be in life, and to be proud and confidant, using her voice to speak her truth where ever life takes here, here in this "shit hole" country or any other beautiful "shit hole" country..without prejudice
As girls, we tolerate pain and turn it into progress.
We take sexist and condescending tones and turn them into inspiration.
We empower our peers and our daughters to follow the dream all the way through.
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