Even though there's officially almost a month of summer left, it does feel like it's beginning to wrap-up now as we move towards September. I've seen a big pull towards reinvigorating routines, getting homes organized, and preparing for the next few months. I enjoy hearing about the reflections that have spurred these actions: noticing that preparation can create ease, that a predisposition to a fall cold could benefit from some extra care ahead of time, that routine can provide calmness, and boundaries are a form of self-care.
Have you enjoyed your summer? This past weekend I experienced blue skies, fresh tomatoes, and swimming in a lake. Simplicity is magical.
Because of my years of education, I usually get the sense that September is the true start of a new year. Look ahead to the next few months, what trends or patterns do you often notice in the fall?
- Does your family notoriously get sick in November?
- Do you find the return to schedules in September pull you away from home-cooked meals or do you get back in the habit of making your own food?
- Does stress or busyness start to creep in?
It is so much more efficient to think proactively with your health.
The spring and fall are my favourite times to address liver, kidney, and lymphatic support. There are a number of ways to do this, considering the foundations first: sleep, whole foods, water, sunlight, breathing, movement. Next to think about are remedies like milk thistle, dandelion, and homeopathic drainage (it's ok if you don't know what this means, we can talk about it if it's the right fit for you!).
As the days get chillier, a shift towards more cooked foods and root vegetables will occur, but not quite yet. Right now, I hope you can get your hands on some fresh tomatoes or grill up some zucchini - so yummy.
So, if you'd like to:
- review your protocol
- run new bloodwork or other tests (or go through recent results from other doctors)
- refine your eating habits
- improve your detoxification (liver, etc)
- support your immune system
- revisit your long term health goals
- work on stress
- receive some acupuncture
Oh, and here's a few ideas for that fresh produce that's around:
Greek Chicken Salad
Mediterranean Breakfast Bowl
One Pan Olive Pesto Pork Chops
Spicy Shrimp with Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Mediterranean Chicken Salad