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busy season seasonal slow spring Nov 17, 2019
 

We're springing into summer so quickly that falling sick or getting burn out are a real risk! Let's keep you well..

Every Spring our body naturally becomes a better fat burner. The heavier, high-protein, high-fat foods of Winter that insulate and rejuvenate us are replaced with austere, low-fat foods of Spring. To get energy with less fat in our diets we burn the fat stores we have. Don't miss the opportunity to detox and reset. The AyurB Space to Heal Ayurvedic Cleanse and Reset happened in October but if you haven't detoxed then simply give yourself three days of liquid food, hydrate, go to bed earlier and create a sweat every day for a mini-home detox before the Spring wave gives way to Summer. 

If your appetite is less, then you're in flow with this! Lessening caloric intake in Spring is a sensible way to get healthier and allow the clarity in your system that keeps your intelligent immune system functioning well. 

  • Have your main meal at lunch time and see if the slow burn of Spring keeps you until lighter, earlier dinner time.
  • Cook most of your foods. Don't be tempted to jump to salads for dinner..that's not light! It takes lots of Agni to digest raw food and lunch time when the sun is high, so too is your bile at its best, that's when a wilted salad with living foods like sprouts is doable in Spring. Lots of Spring veg have improved bile acid-binding capacity once steamed! 
  • Eat seasonal fruit and veg. Think bitter roots made into Tisanes and micro-greens. 
  • Reduce rice, grains, breads and pastas. Grains are usually harvested in Autumn and the gluten won't serve you well in Spring! Try some seeds or corn if it's in season where you are.
  • Reduce dairy because the cows need the milk for their Spring calves! Follow this Ritucharya seasonal flow for your own health.
  • Consider eating nothing after 1pm for one day a week during November.

There's a saying in Ayurveda that the extent to which the sinuses were dry in Winter is the extent to which the body will make mucous in Spring. I hope the guidelines above and the Spring guide you received in the last newsletter see you well into Summer.

Every Spring our body naturally becomes a better fat burner. The heavier, high-protein, high-fat foods of Winter that insulate and rejuvenate us are replaced with austere, low-fat foods of Spring. To get energy with less fat in our diets we burn the fat stores we have. Don't miss the opportunity to detox and reset. The AyurB Space to Heal Ayurvedic Cleanse and Reset happened in October but if you haven't detoxed then simply give yourself three days of liquid food, hydrate, go to bed earlier and create a sweat every day for a mini-home detox before the Spring wave gives way to Summer. 

If your appetite is less, then you're in flow with this! Lessening caloric intake in Spring is a sensible way to get healthier and allow the clarity in your system that keeps your intelligent immune system functioning well. 

  • Have your main meal at lunch time and see if the slow burn of Spring keeps you until lighter, earlier dinner time.
  • Cook most of your foods. Don't be tempted to jump to salads for dinner..that's not light! It takes lots of Agni to digest raw food and lunch time when the sun is high, so too is your bile at its best, that's when a wilted salad with living foods like sprouts is doable in Spring. Lots of Spring veg have improved bile acid-binding capacity once steamed! 
  • Eat seasonal fruit and veg. Think bitter roots made into Tisanes and micro-greens. 
  • Reduce rice, grains, breads and pastas. Grains are usually harvested in Autumn and the gluten won't serve you well in Spring! Try some seeds or corn if it's in season where you are.
  • Reduce dairy because the cows need the milk for their Spring calves! Follow this Ritucharya seasonal flow for your own health.
  • Consider eating nothing after 1pm for one day a week during November.

There's a saying in Ayurveda that the extent to which the sinuses were dry in Winter is the extent to which the body will make mucous in Spring. I hope the guidelines above and the Spring guide below see you well into Summer.

Lesley - Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner

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