I find it fascinating that in the darkest, coldest time of the year we westerners are running around like chickens with our heads cut off, while nature silently sleeps and surrenders. As I write, I see the snow falling outside of my window silently blanketing my beautiful maple, spruce, apricot trees and dormant garden. I am reminded of nature’s stillness and try to mirror her stillness in my own life. I recommend that you too attempt to mirror the calm quiet energy of nature this February.
In March, when the birds begin to chirp and the grass turns green, you will emerge into the birth of spring renewed, refreshed and revitalized.
This month nourish yourself with healthy, whole foods that will keep you warm, grounded, calm and healthy.
Enjoy whole grains such as oats, quinoa, amaranth and brown rice.
Stock up on root vegetables such as beets, carrots, burdock root, parsnips, onions, garlic, leeks, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips and winter squash.
Stay warm and hydrated by drinking warm water with lemon and ginger (honey is optional.) Sip on cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, orange peel and mint teas.
Liven up your vegetables and organic grass fed meat with warming spices such as cayenne, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, fennel, anise, basil, black pepper, dill and clove.
Eat good fats to keep you warm like avocados, olive oil, coconut butter and oil, sesame oil, flax seeds, brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts and pistachios.
Go to bed early and sleep late!
Enjoy the blessings of this beautiful month.
In Love and Radiant Health,
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