To Stay Strong and Healthy:
- Follow our Winter Grocery List for foods and tips that are the most nourishing during the cooler and dryer Vata months of Winter.
- Add ghee, avocado, sesame oil or olive oil to your grains and soups.
- Start your day with 2 capsules each of Ashwaganda and Turmeric. Children take 1 of each.
- Follow a regular rhythm of sleep, exercise, mealtimes and rest.
- Sleep with a warm mist humidifier to keep your sinuses clear.
- To keep your ears lubricated and thus prevent infections, place a few drops of warm Lymphatic Massage Oil in each ear.
- Get your vitamin D levels checked with a blood test: Vitamin D Deficiency Blood Test
Daily Routines (Dinacharya) for Winter:
- Self-massage with warm Lymphatic Massage Oil or raw sesame oil. >>>Learn how to do daily self-massage to balance your nervous system and detox your lymphatic system.
- Learn my One Minute Meditation for coping with stress, anxiety and depression.
- Exercise in the morning to increase circulation, mood and immunity.
- Perform Neti by irrigating your nasal passage with warm salt water. Always follow with Nasya.
- Perform Nasya by applying a few drops of Nasya Oil into each nostril and inhaling deeply.
- This is Vata season and an ideal time to rejuvenate the nervous system with a Winter Panchakarma.
Signs of Excess Vata During Winter:
- Insomnia, stress, worry, constipation, colds and flus, joint pain.
- If you experience some of these signs, schedule a consult and follow the above guidelines for a balanced Winter!
Winter Grocery List
Eat more foods that are Sweet, Sour, Salty / Heavy, Oily, Moist, Hot:
such as soups, stews, steamed veggies, warm herbal teas.
Eat less foods that are Pungent (Spicy), Bitter, Astringent / Light, Cold, Dry:
such as salads, smoothies, cold foods and beverages, chips and salsa.
*An asterisk means it is best to eat more of this food.
Mung – split, yellow
Black Tea (moderation)
Water (warm or hot)
NUTS & SEEDS
Honey – Raw
MEAT & FISH
Milk, not cold
Learn more about the seasonal diet in
“The 3-Season Diet”
by John Douillard
Though these are not the only items you can eat, they are the most beneficial foods for this season.Like these articles? Enter your name and email and get them sent to your inbox. * We only send 3 articles a week, along with other occasional updates. We do not share any of your contact information with anyone, ever. You can unsubscribe at any time.