Tips for staying healthy this fall!

Prevention is always best! Keep your lungs nourished and enjoy lots of pears.

Pears help moisturize dry skin and improve slow digestion. If you are coming down with a cough, add some honey to a baked pear to clear the cough and soothe your throat. Try this simple and delicious recipe: BAKED PEARS.

Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that “Wind is the mother of 1,000 diseases.”  Be sure to keep your neck protected!! If you come down with a cold notice if you’re feeling feverish and have a burning throat, or if you’re achey and have a headache.

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If you’re cold/flu has you feeling hot, eat cooling and heat-clearing foods like fresh fruits and vegetables: cabbage, dandelion, mint, chrysanthemum flowers, apples, and pears. Drink plenty of room temperature water or tea.

If your cold/flu has you feeling achey and chilled, eat warming foods that encourage perspiration. These include ginger, garlic, mustard greens and seeds, parsnips, scallions, basil, and cinnamon. Drink plenty of warm fluids such as soups and tea.

Finally, consider scheduling an acupuncture and/or moxibustion treatment at Royal Road Clinic! We can focus on warming and boosting your immunity. Learn more about Moxibustion HERE.

 

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