Taking a cue from nature, you can see that fall is a big time of transition. As above is below. Our bodies transition, too! We can support the ease in which we adjust with nature’s help. Fall is a time to get back into the structure of rhythm and routine.
- Time change
- Speed (Yin/Yang)
- Recover digestion
- Liver cleanse
This brings about greater need for sleep sup- port. Our circadian rhythms are adjusting. Herbs that support this transition are Lemon Balm, Va- lerian, Passionflower, Chamomile, Hops flower, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha.
With the darker days and the sun hiding behind clouds, we’re needing to supplement with vitamin D, B’s and C.
The Yang (expansive) energy is fading and transitioning towards Yin (contracting) energy. We’re contracting and reflecting inward. TIP: If you can name it, admit what you feel, the feeling can release. Fall is a time for pause. It’s a time we harvest food, yes, but we also are harvesting the les- sons from our recent spring/summer “growth” spurt. Pause to learn. Take note of your take- aways with journaling or pose questions at the dinner table.
As our routine and the robotic/automatic mentality and chores resume, also should our need for better clarity, concentration and focus. Great herbs
for this are: Bacopa, Ginseng, Gingko, Gotukola.
It’s getting colder and our immune systems meet more challenges. Support its efforts with
FOOD AND INTAKE
Time to eat vegetables! It’s harvest season! Bulk up on vegetables, get into your meal planning routine. Start automating your food. Get back into a good water intake routine.
With it getting colder, we want more warming foods and to move the blood and lymph fluids. Drink herbal teas, steer clear of coffee and caffeinated teas. Great herbs for warming are:
cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, peppermint and turmeric. Add any or all of those to hot nut milk + honey.
Time to get the GI tract back on track. Get going on Probiotics (HMF Genestra), Bitters (HerbPharm), and functional seasonal foods.
Let’s purge some of those items that didn’t serve your system well. Herbs and treatments for this: Milk Thistle, Castor Oil Packs, Epsom soaks, Liver Juice (beet, celery, ginger, cucumber, parsley, cilantro, lemon), LivCo by MediHerb.