1 // Switch up how you prepare your food
It’s time to transition to cooked meals that are well spiced and well oiled. Yes, cold salads and smoothies are part of a season past. Embrace all things pumpkin and spiced (sans S-bux). Make soups and stews, have some veg or bone broth. Yes, you can cook your greens. Get your body ready for winter by supporting your digestive system now rather than waiting for a bug to hit.
2 // Get oily
One of my favourite Ayurvedic practices is Abhyanga, also known as oil massage. This is said to help ward off old age, illness and helps to dispel “Vata” (air and ether qualities) from the body. Vata shows up with dry skin, the popping sound in your joints and feeling cold down to the bone. Daily or weekly oil massage is a great way to nourish your skin and hair, and practice self love at the same time. If you want to treat yourself to this experience book an appointment with my friend Lisa in Toronto or Kitchener-Waterloo.
If you want to try a home treatment check out this article here.
3 // Support your immune system before the cold & flu season hits!
Start to incorporate more fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and yogurts. Prepare a batch of homemade elderberry syrup or fire tonic. Take time for yourself to rest and regenerate before sickness hits because prevention really is key. Stress plays a big role in how well our immune system can handle incoming viruses. Chill out, get oily and go take a bath.
This season calls on us to take time out for ourselves.
Say “no” more and your body will thank-you.
What are the ways you stay grounded during the season of transition?
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Certified Nutritional Practitioner & Yoga Teacher
Lindsay is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, with a passion for whole body/mind care. She believes that supporting wellness through nutrition is more than following a diet. Lindsay's years as a yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner lead to a compassionate multi-dimensional approach to your health and wellness.