The weather is now refreshing and crisp, and when the weather changes, our bodies change as well. Our bodies function best when they go through a natural cycles like they would in nature - you know, before living with sheet rock walls and central heaters?
Just a few short generations ago, our bodies were used to living closer to nature. We were exposed to light & temperature changes that affected our physiology. Our diet changed seasonally to whatever was available. And likely, we got much more activity. Rapid change in lifestyle has not been health conducive.
To replicate nature as best we can, it is helpful to use foods in season, get plenty of exercise and do some housekeeping and light cleansing of our bodies. When we do a cleansing regimen between seasons, our immune systems function better, we counteract the aging process, and unload stored toxins.
If you haven't already, consider a cleanse now before winter. Choose fresh light foods, fresh vegetable juices, or a short guided fast. Let's talk about the best cleanse for your system in a Natural Health Consultation. I look forward to it!
What is Grounding?
We are energetically connected to the planet we live on and are supported by. That relationship keeps us balanced and healthy.
When that connection lessens or is not as strong, it causes issues with our health. Our bodies are made to run on the earth's magnetics. Things that make us less grounded are a lot of mental activity, and vibrations such as wifi, electrical wiring, etc. that disrupt the magnetics.
Being grounded means having a strong connection to the planet. There are many ways to do this...walking barefoot, lying on the ground (really good), being around trees, feeling the bottom of your feet touch the ground as you walk, foot massage, & visualizing a strong energetic connection to the planet. In this way, the earths magnetics help our nervous system and entire being.
To do this, you can picture a wide hollow tube or tree trunk connecting the base of the spine to the earth and soles of the feet to the earth. Not to the surface, but down deep to the center and rooting in. When feeling scattered or unfocused, it helps to ground the head/mind and/or heart as well by picturing the connection and feel the flow of life energy.
It is also helpful to feel the weight of the body, feel its heaviness. The body is made of elements earth, water, fire, & air, and when any are out of balance, it will impact us.
So hug a tree, put your feet in the grass, lay on the ground, and say thank you to the planet we live on :)
Happy September! We are shifting gears, summer is winding down and kids are going back to school. It's a great time to focus on healthy eating. Consider what foods are in season: Apples, nuts, squashes, pomegranates, etc.
The appearance of a food can give us clues to what it does in the body. For instance, a walnut looks like a little brain. This tells us exactly why we want to eat it!
Walnuts nourishes the brain with healthy fats (the brain is mostly fat) that help with cognitive performance and mood. Sprinkle on salads or yogurt for added crunch!
Nuts are an underrated snack, with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and fiber. They are easier to digest when used as nut butters or soaked overnight. Add soaked nuts to smoothies or munch alone.
I would love to share more tips that are targeted toward your health concerns. Lets' address your health issues naturally during a NATURAL HEALTH CONSULTATION
This will help build your body's stamina and vitality. Or choose an INTUITIVE CONSULT to investigate the imbalances, physical or emotional, and enjoy some deeper healing.