Winter is the time when we are most vulnerable to getting sick most due to the cold weather. Chinese medicine was well aware of the seasonal changes and they knew how to adapt to prevent illness. Their perspective was to keep the body strong during the winter and to avoid colds. Chinese medicine suggest avoiding raw foods during the winter as much as possible, as these tend to cool the body, and which weaken our immune system.
During winter you should emphasize warming, nurturing foods like:
· Soups and stews
· Root vegetables
· Miso and seaweed
· Garlic and ginger
Eating warm hearty soups, whole grains, and roasted nuts can help to warm the bodies core and to keep us healthy.
Chicken soup in particular has been clinically proven to be help improve immune function. A study showed that chicken soup increased the number of white blood cells (our immune cells).
If you keep this advice in mind you will definately improve your chances of having a winter without illness.
To Health this Winter,
Dr. Anders Nerman, N.D.
Dr. Anders Nerman, N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor with an Integrative Family Medical practice in Wolfson Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. For more visit www.drnerman.com or call 972-54-427-8667.
Information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or adopting any treatment for a health problem.