Few months of the year are more based around food than December. It’s a month traditionally associated with smells a lot of which come from the kitchen, cooking, reunions and changes in temperature.
We hear it all the time: “sleep is important” still many of us don’t know why. Even worse most of us still don't know how to sleep properly!
All this shouldn't be surprising since The reality is not even scientists fully understand why we sleep! That doesn't mean that we don't understand what the benefits of sleeping are (or at least most of them).
Although this November we have been quite lucky to still have quite warm and sunny days, you can no definitely feel winter upon us. The days are getting shorter and darker.
But that shouldn't bring your mood down. Autumn has its very own charm, it's quieter and still not the winter hibernation period. If you would like to know more about staying healthy in autumn go here
If you are alive and have any access to the internet you have probably been hearing a lot about turmeric and what it can do for you.
I have to say all the buzz is completely justified. There is a reason why it is called the ‘queen’ of spices. Turmeric is not only good for your health but is also a great beauty product.
When I think of autumn October is the month I’m probably thinking about. Everything about October screams autumn- the colours, the food, the celebrations.
In the UK we are lucky if we still get a couple of sunny (yet cold) days in October. Every day there are more brown leaves on the ground and the layers of clothing start multiplying.
Once again we find ourselves in the change of seasons. We leave summer behind… the time to be outside, get in touch with nature and externalise.
But nothing to feel sad about! Autumn has its own amazing charm, it's a time for introspection, to look inside. It starts to get darker earlier, so we can spend more time indoors, be a bit more introspective.... It can be in general a time of preparation.
September is a month of changes. It is when we say goodbye to the summer and welcome in the Autumn.
It’s really no surprise that the produce that is in season in September, from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective are both of a ‘cooling’ and a ‘warming’ nature. The idea being that the foods in our natural environment help us to start to adapt to the changes around us.