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Healthy Habits For Fall

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HEALTHY HABITS FOR FALL

Here is a few tips to support your mind, body, and spirit as you transition into Fall:

 

1) HYDRATE YOUR SKIN/BODY: drink and bathe in non-chlorinated water (utilize

filters to avoid chlorine intake through the lungs and skin). One Water Systems offers

full house filtration systems. Drink water from glass or stainless steel containers and

straws. Take your body weight and divide by two to get a rough idea how many ounces

of water to strive for per day. Keep in mind fruits and vegetables are more hydrating

whereas meat is dehydrating and will have a longer transit time through the body!

 

2) DRY SKIN BRUSH DAILY: Utilize a dry brush prior to showering daily and gently

massage your skin starting at your feet, always working towards your heart.

This technique is great for moving toxins through the lymphatic system to detoxify and

flush the body of waste.

 

3) DIETARY SUPPORT: In general, opt for warm, cooked, or steamed foods in season

(farmer's markets are a great place to explore seasonal and local options) and avoid or

reduce processed foods, dairy, and sugar. Local bee pollen can be great to enhance

immunity. Chinese herbs like astragalus, licorice, and white peony increase immunity

and can be added to oatmeal or soups (bone broths are especially nourishing). These

herbs can be found at Lazy Acres in Encinitas. Avoid licorice with high blood pressure.

Incorporating a probiotic daily can support the intestines, I recommend this

brand: Vitanica Flora Symmetry. Important vitamins and minerals to support the

immune system:

VITAMIN EXAMPLES OF FOODS

A Pumpkin, Squash, Sweet Potato

C Apples, Pears

E Plant Oils, Avocado, Fatty Fish

B6 Poultry, Fish, Beef, Eggs, Carrots, Chickpeas

B12 Poultry, Fish, Red Meat, Eggs

Folic Acid Eggs, Broccoli, Leafy Greens, Citrus, Avocado

MINERAL EXAMPLES OF FOODS

Zinc Red Meat, Eggs, Oysters, Lentils, Chickpeas

Iron Red Meat, Eggs, Leafy Greens, Beans

Selenium Beef, Poultry, Salmon, Halibut, Shrimp, Eggs,

Oysters, Oats

 

4) MOVEMENT THERAPY: Get moving to circulate your energy, breathe deeper, and

sweat out toxins! ClassPass is a great resource for sampling new classes in your area,

(ClassPass.com). In terms of stretching, any chest openers, spinal twists, or poses that

gently compress the abdomen are great for stimulating the lung and large intestine. Try

lying on the floor with support (a pillow or rolled up blanket) under your knees and

placing a long bolster, rolled up blanket, or king size pillow along the length of your

spine all the way to your head. Place your arms out to the sides and breathe deeply as

you open up the chest.

 

5) ACUPRESSURE/ACUPUNCTURE TO LET GO:

The Fall season is all about letting go.   Stimulating

acupuncture points naturally brings the body into

the rest and digest part of the nervous system

balancing cortisol levels (stress hormones) and

allowing the body to rest, repair, and restore. For

an at home treatment, you can apply pressure and

massage between the thumb and index fingers (at the 

center of the web between the two fingers).  

This point is on the large intestine channel and is

great for constipation, difficulty letting go, allergies,

sinus infections, headaches, pain and stress relief

 

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