*We are honored to celebrate a New Year with YOU! *
*What are you most looking forward to in 2022? While we don’t think it takes a New Year to begin implementing new healthy habits, it does feel like the fresh start to the calendar brings with it a natural time to take stock of what has served us in the past twelve months, and what we want to change in the upcoming year. Whether its achieving a personal health goal, leveling-up on your fitness, or addressing underlying health concerns that have ailed you for far too long, we are honored to join you on your journey!*
Tuning to the Season
Although we can feel inclined to get busy and “dive in” at the start of a New Year, it is important not to lose sight of the cues we receive from nature in regards to our lifestyle and habits this time of year. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is an opportunity to go inward and reflect on what the past seasons have brought us and what we want to sow and reap in the upcoming year.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, here are a few recommendations for the winter months:
– Set aside extra time to rest and restore: reading, writing, self-reflection, meditation. – Implement consistent heat therapies: epsom salt baths, infrared sauna, moxibustion treatments – Eat primarily warm cooked foods
You might still be interested in kicking things off for your health and implementing a healthy re-set after the holidays. If so, you can try our favorite warming detox soup as a nice place to start:
*Warming Detox Soup*
Organic Ingredients: 2 large beets 2 cups rhubarb 2 cups vegetable stock 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon dash cayenne pepper salt and pepper to taste grass-fed yogurt or vegan yogurt
Directions: *Wash, peel and chop the beets. Place the beets in a large soup pot with 2 cups stock and bring to a boil. Clean and chop the rhubarb. Place in a saucepan add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water and cook until the rhubarb is soft. Strain and add the cooked rhubarb to the beets. When the beets are soft, puree. Add cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper. Serve the soup with a dollop of yogurt.*
If you are interested in additional ideas on how to design a New Year’s reset for your health that is seasonal and tailored to your individual health needs and goals, schedule a visit with your Natural Medicine of Denver practitioner today!