Winter

During the winter season it’s important to keep warm. This can be done by heating your body from the inside out, eat foods such as oatmeal, soups, and stews.  Warm liquids like ginger tea or adding cinnamon to warm drinks is great.  Since it’s a time of illness, it’s a good idea to add extra vitamin C to your diet.  It gets dark earlier which is a sign that we should go to bed earlier and get some rest. If you do go out make sure to bundle up.  Nature is slowing down and so should we, so cozy up with a good book and enjoy.

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Fall

Fall is here, that means the temperatures are beginning to drop just like the leaves on some of the trees.  It’s important to stay warm because this is one of the times of year that illness tends to run rampant.  Please remember to wear warm clothes and to start eating heartier foods like pumpkin, squash, and root vegetables.  Using spices like cinnamon and nutmeg can help warm the body.  Also, adding turmeric when cooking can help your body against inflammation.  Astragalus is a good herb to begin adding to soup, rice, or anything else you cook for a long period of time.  Also, having echinacea on hand can shorten the length of illness.

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Stomach

The stomach is where protein begins to digest.  The stomach contains hydrochloric acid or HCL that breaks down food.  Herbs that are beneficial for the stomach include: