The weather is starting to get cold in most regions of the country, and that cold air puts a lot of stress on your body. It’s time to prep your body’s defenses to keep you healthy during this time of colds, flus, and other illnesses that can hit during the Fall season, and to keep you strong as we head into Winter.
As Mother Nature prepares for winter, we, too, must prepare our bodies for the cold months ahead. This is a good time of year to detox your body. As with the changing weather, your body is looking to makes changes as well. A detox is a good way to kick off these changes. As your body comes off the detox, make sure to eat warmer and more nourishing foods, such as roasted veggies and warm soups.
Foods, such vegetables and herbs, can help you stay strong through the colder months. Amp up a bowl of soup by adding garlic, ginger, fresh green onions, and chives. These same herbs are even more important to include when you start feeling a cold coming on. The pungent flavors will open up your pores to help you sweat out the cold.
Finally, be good to your body and come in for an acupuncture session. Fall is an ideal time to get back into your acupuncture routine, especially if you are sufferingfrom a cold, pneumonia, asthma, depression, fatigue, arthritis, or any illness really.
Acupuncture is great to include as part of your illness prevention plan. Acupuncture directly boosts your immune system to make you less susceptible to illnesses. As you prepare your house, car, and closet for Winter, make sure to prepare yourself as well for the coming cold.
Happy Fall, everyone!
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Long Grove Executive House
4180 North Route 83, Suite 100
Long Grove, IL 60047
[Located east of the Long Grove historic downtown district]
Mike George Fitness System
314 West Superior Street, Suite LL-E
Chicago, IL 60654
Call (312) 943-6700 for appointments at this location.
[Located on the northeast corner of W. Superior Street and N. Orleans Street]