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Happy March! 

Spring is almost here!

We're moving out of the Vata and into the Kapha season!

Please don't hesitate to call if you need help with organizing your Spring Cleanse or anything else.

All the best in health,
Namaste,

Jennifer Workman, M.S., R.D., C.Y.T.
(303) 447-9484
www.thebalancedapproach.com

  

We're Moving into Kapha Season:
Spring/Kapha can increase lethargy, congestion, colds, & sinus problems

For cold, flu, sinus symptoms, consider trying:
Herbal solutions to help treat cold, flu, or sinus symptoms

Yoga Pose: Sun Salutations
Get the Kapha congestion & lethargy moving

Recipe: Miso Soup
From Gigia Kolouch & Stop Your Cravings

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We're moving into the Kapha Season:

Kapha can increase congestion, colds, flus, & sinus problems.

According to Ayurveda, we are now moving out of the Vata season and into the Kapha season.

The change of seasons can cause lots of chaos with energy levels, congestion

problems, lethargy, digestion issues, irregular sleep patterns,

colds and flu's and sinus infections.

Below are some ideas to help you stay balanced during the season change.

Remember, each person's constitution and cold or illness will be unique, so

getting specific advice is always recommended.

It is also time to begin thinking about doing a Spring Cleanse in April or May.

Please don't hesitate to call (303) 447-9484 if you have any questions.
 
 

For cold, flu, sinus symptoms, consider trying:

1. Janet Zand's Insure Plus, Metagenics Echinacea Synergy, Banyan Immune Support, or Lung Support which contain blends of Echinacea, Turmeric, Goldenseal, Licorice, etc.

2. Fresh Ginger or Cinnamon Tea with honey and lemon juice. Try Breathe Deep Tea, or Cold Care Tea by Traditional Medicinals.

You can also add Health Equations Electrolyte Formula's for hydration (link to store)


For sinus problems:

3. Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray with Aloe Vera &/or Metagenics Sinuplex

4. Try putting a little Castor oil and/or Vitamin E oil on the outside of your nose and up inside to soothe irritated membranes.


For sore throats and coughs:

5. Planetary Formulas or Turtle Island Wild Cherry Bark Syrup

6. Gargle with 1/2 tsp Turmeric, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and 1/2 sea salt in 4 oz warm water. Continue to gargle throughout the day.

Get lots of rest, try a dry sauna if congested or wet steam if too dry. You can also

take a warm bath or shower with

Eucalyptus essential oil or Banyan Myrrh or Tulsi essential oil

Try some gentle chest opening yoga postures, drink Miso (see recipe) or vegetable

 soup with ˝-1 tsp turmeric, sea salt, cumin, fennel, etc.

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Yoga Posture: Sun Salutations:

Get the Kapha congestion & lethargy moving!

The light is now increasing in the evening, but gone in the early morning for a while. Doing a few rounds of Surya Namaskar, or Sun Salutations can help get you going in the morning.

Sun Salutations are a wonderful way to pay respect to the sun, which warms and lights our planet and hearts. It is also a great way to stretch all the muscles, ground your energy, and stimulate your system at the same time!

If you aren't familiar with Sun Salutations, please call us at (303) 447-9484 or consult with any skilled yoga instructor to learn how to safely and effectively start your day! (See Links for Yoga Referrals)

See pg 128 in Stop Your Cravings for a visual and more yoga postures.

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Recipe: From Gigio Kolouch:  Miso Soup 

Makes 6 servings 

Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans, grains, and salt. It cleanses toxins from the body and provides digestive enzymes. Take care not to boil the miso, as boiling will destroy the enzymes. It will stay fresh for months in the refrigerator and can be used to replace salt or salty cheese in a recipe.

Miso comes in a variety of flavors. The lighter colors are suitable for Spring and Summer while the darker reds are best in Fall and Winter. Miso.

1 (5-inch) piece kombu sea vegetable 
2 dried shiitake mushrooms 
6 cups water 
3 tablespoons white miso 
2 green onions, chopped slivered lemon rind

Bring the kombu and mushrooms to a boil in the water, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the broth. (This is known as dashi and may be used as the stock base for any light Japanese soup.) 

Bring the dashi to a boil, the turn off the heat. In a cup, dissolve the miso in 3 tablespoons of the hot stock and add it to the stock in the pot. 

Ladle the miso soup into 6 soup bowls and garnish each serving with the chopped green onion and slivered lemon rind. 

Per Serving: 37 calories; 1 gram fat; 2 grams protein; 7 grams carbohydrate

Variations: Garnish the soup with thinly sliced mushrooms, chopped greens, seaweed, or grated carrot instead of the green onion and lemon rind.

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Products: 20% Discount on your first Metagenics Order

If you are suffering from a Kapha imbalance, cold, flu,

lethargy, or congestion, try some Sesame massage oil infused

with Eucalyptus, Myrrh or Tulsi essential oil as a body

massage and add some additional Turmeric or Trikatu to your soups!

(Remember that you must always pay attention to your constitutional type as well!)

Please don't hesitate to call (303) 447-9484 if you have any questions.
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We are open to suggestions and new ideas

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