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Staying Well During The Autumn Season

Happy Autumn! We are definitely experiencing a change of weather and that means that as the season becomes cold and damp, it is the season of colds and influenza.

Let me share how to keep healthy during the cold months of the season: 

When heading into the great outdoors, dress for the weather with a hat, scarf and gloves to avoid windburn and prolonged exposure to cold air. Usually the change of temperature(chill) causes the production of white cells to slow down and when the body harbors virus, it causes infections like cold or influenza. At the onset, the phlegm is thin and white. After the immune system is mobilized, the white cell causes the phlegm to change into yellow color and the color of the fur of the tongue changes to white. In Traditional Chinese Herbalism, this is called Feng Tan, or the chill and virus is invading respiratory region. 

Drinking water is amazing in retaining body heat. Simply drink  6-8 cups of warm-hot water, the more you have in your system the better to keep warm and stay hydrated.

Protect your core: The average human core temperature is 98.6 degrees, hypothermia occurs when the body temperature dips below 95 degrees. The treatment of mild hypothermia involves: warm drinks, warm clothing and staying active. That said we still have to maintain a 10,000 steps a day in order to maintain good cardiovascular health.

Eating bland foods: phlegm is thought to have a similarity to grease or fat, therefore avoid fatty, oily, rich, spicy, alcoholic beverages and dairy. Eat foods that are easy to digest like Rice Congee.

Never underestimate the need for lots of rest and avoiding stress. Avoid situations that upset or inflame you. It creates liver-qi stagnation makes the body create fire evils or phlegm. Unnecessary stagnation to the breathing cavities. Breathe and relax.

We must remind ourselves of proper health care. Sometimes life and time is a huge challenge,  because we are always too busy. An illness is very gradual before it becomes dramatic. Take care of your body. 



Recommended for cold and 

Influenza season:

Cold and fever regimen consists of UPR Pills for respiratory support, D12 to enhance the immune system, Gum Wall Tea and Lok Wo Cha with M7 pills reduce and clear phlegm.