Published by Kerry Meath-Sinkin
Summers, especially in Minnesota, are a time of lots of activities, and fun with friends. We fully immerse ourselves in the outgoing nature of the season.Our whole being yearns for the movement, activity, and excitement of the season. In contrast to this, even as I write this today, the fall season generally (depending on the climate) asks us to start slowing down and preparing ourselves for the long cool winter ahead. In the fall, when the winds pick and the cool weather returns, it is easy to feel scattered, anxious, and cold. This makes it essential to build up our body’s reserves so we can move into winter with a strong and healthy immune system.
What can we do? This is the perfect time to start slowing down, and simplifying our life. It’s time to naturally let activities that aren’t serving us fall away. Then we need to incorporate more of those juicy, hydrating, warming activities that allow us to feel nourished and relaxed. Nutritionally, we want to incorporate more warm, nourishing, hydrating foods, that have a little kick.
Roast Those Roots: Favor lots of local root veggies like yams, squash, carrots, beets and pumpkins.
Sautee Those Greens: Greens are always great, but cook them up with ghee & spices.
Cook Those Apples: Apples are a great local fall fruit. In addition to that raw treat, try cooking apples. Cooked apples are more digestible, and especially good when experiencing cold or constipation in the system.
Add a little kick: Add digestive spices such as ginger, clove black pepper, turmeric, fenugreek, fresh dill, cumin, saffron, and cardamom.
Warm & Spiced Up Your Drinks: Warm spiced milks, and digestive teas such as fennel, fenugreek, tulsi, turmeric, and ginger.
Tastes to Emphasize: Sweet, sour, and salty tastes.
Kerry Meath-Sinkin is a registered investment advisor and financial planner based in Minneapolis. She works with clients not only in the Twin Cities, but nationwide. Kerry believes in a holistic approach to finance. She works with her clients to develop a practical plan with their finances, while also working on their inner relationship with money. Together, these aspects allow clients to feel healthy, abundant, and free. Kerry also has a passion for healthy living, is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, and public health educator. Click here to learn more about Kerry.