Fall is the time for reflection and fasting to prepare for winter, using cleanses and warming herbs to help maintain immunity during winter.
So here are some of the easy steps you can take in the next few days to prepare your body for the harsh winter, prevent diseases and staying strong and happy.
Do A Guided Fast
Every culture, every major religion fasts to help you purge from months of debris, toxins and excesses. Today, detoxes and fasts are really popular but you must be careful, especially if you’ve never tried one and your diet is not clean. You can check out my CLEANSE! Book for a guided 3 day juice fast or a 21-day food-based cleanse.
Massage Your Feet
Do you start to feel like your toes are cold even when the rest of you is warm? Massaging your feet before bed and first thing in the morning with sesame oil can keep your feet warm and it’s a great immune booster.
Yep, you need more sleep when the days get shorter. It’s not just you. Almost everything in nature, including animals and plants need more rest during Fall and Winter. Stop fighting it and get to bed at 10pm sharp and make sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep.
Use Warming Herbs
For your teas and food, use herbs that increase warmth to the body like pepper, cardamom, horseradish, cinnamon, garlic
Sounds counter intuitive because it’s colder and you feel like staying in doors. Bundle up and do some hiking, get some crisp fresh air in your lungs and keep your body moving. Trust me, this was hard for me at first but now it’s an important part of my Fall cleanse routing.
Supplement with Vitamin D
In Fall and Winter you’re not getting enough sunlight so a supplement is necessary. I’d rather take a supplement pill than a fortified juice drink (to avoid the sugar intake)