Wintertime- a time to slowdown, rest, recoup, and go inward.
At least, that’s what our natural circadian rhythms support us with and hope we will do.
But it’s also the end of the year and the holidays, which can seem like it’s all socializing, getting things accomplished, and go-go-going. The opposite of what our rhythms expect.
It can be a conflicting time. A time where our body is telling us to slow down but our deadlines and social calendar tell us to keep moving.
It’s important to honor your body’s desire to slow down as often as you can this time of year.
Can you take something that’s not imperative off the calendar and reschedule it for the new year? Do you HAVE to go to all four social engagements this week or is there one you can cut out? Can you dip out of the get together a little early so you get to bed on-time, supporting healthy sleep?
Just some things to consider this season as it truly is meant to be the season of going inward, hibernation, and healing.
This seasonal roundup is all about warming, comforting, slow, seasonal foods and routines.
Think root vegetables, brassicas, soups, and comfort food. Foods that support digestion (warming) are important because, with the stress of the holidays, our digestion needs all the support it can get, which is also why this roundup includes a lot of posts about how to optimize digestion. There are also some posts about managing stress as this can be such a stressful time of year.
Enjoy this winter round up and this beautiful season to chill out and get cozy!
The ONE Protocol That’s Most Important to Heal Your Gut – The only “diet” I feel comfortable supporting clients with in the new year is an elimination diet. It is the first step in healing the gut, but it needs to be done with support. Learn more about why this diet is helpful in this blog post!
Four Tips to Minimize Bloating – Minimizing bloating is important year round, but because our holiday routine is usually less than healthy, this blog post about bloating can be really helpful.
Probiotic Rich Creamy Chana Masala – This recipe is not only warm, it has warming ingredients like ginger, garlic, and spices to keep your digestion fired up and keep you feeling cozy!
Digestive Detox Potato Leek Soup -If you hit up a farm stand in the winter in the US and it’s not overflowing with leeks, we have a problem. This recipe uses those seasonal alliums up in a creamy, delicious, digestive supporting classic soup.
Real Food Broccoli Cheddar Soup – Another soup cause it’s soup season. This one gives me all the sentimental, childhood feels but offers up so much more fiber, gut supporting goodness.
Bone Broth – This is the perfect season to make your own bone broth and store it in your freezer for the year!