Where is mid-January finding you? Off the wagon already? Discouraged? Not yet started on your dreams and aspirations? Here is a gentler, kinder approach to New Beginnings that actually works.
Spice is nice any time of year, but especially in the winter. It doubles as not only a great flavor-enhancer, but a powerful immune booster. For multiple reasons, we see a rise in sickness during the winter months. People irrespective of gender and age are more prone to pathogens, microorganisms and other disease-causing agents.
Tis the season of giving. Wouldn't it be amazing to find the PERFECT gift? One that keeps giving back all the time?! It is possible, and it's better than you can ever imagine. In fact, you're going to want to gift yourself and your loved one.
Wintertime we especially need to pay attention to hydration as the dryer air actually leaches moisture from your skin. Our thirst mechanism works about 40% less in the winter, and we urinate more because of different kidney function in colder weather.
Eating foods in their season has become popularized since celebrity chefs started growing their own gardens and the White House did the same. In a way, it's sad to think something as rudimentary and natural to the cycle of life as eating what is fresh in its season became lost with the proliferation of industrialized food.
Forget the fountain of youth, I think we all are seeking an immune system that will do what it's supposed to do, support and protect us against sickness and disease.
For some people, it's almost like clockwork. Every winter they get sick with either the flu, the common cold, or worse, bronchitis. It's been reported there are over 1 billion colds in the United States throughout each year.