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Boost Your Immunity When the Temperatures Dip

With the drop in temperatures and the vata season of dry and cold air here to stay for a while, we’re seeing a sudden increase in people with complaints of scratchy throats, itchy eyes, headaches, back pain, sleep problems and more. While chiropractic care can help keep you healthy, here are some things you can do at home to maintain a robust immune system.

Hydrate your skin. With dry weather comes dry skin. Dr. Siow recommends applying warm sesame oil to your skin, because the oil penetrates deeper when it’s warmed. Apply the oil in the morning after your shower. Just make sure your skin is completely dry. Use gentle strokes in the line of the hair follicles. If you’re busy, at least apply the oil to your ears and feet.

Keep your throat healthy. Gargle with a pinch of salt and turmeric in the morning and at night to keep your throat clean.

Eat more root vegetables. Root veggies are nourishing, and they keep you grounded in the winter. You can sauté them in olive oil with salt and pepper, or bake them with a small amount of water to get a steaming effect. Another option is cooking them in an instant pot with some vegetable stock.

Choose warm, easy to digest foods. And avoid cold foods, such as salads. Use spices such as ginger, cumin, fennel, coriander, cinnamon and cardamom, all of which are fantastic for health. It’s also a good idea to drink warm beverages, as cold ones make it difficult for your body to maintain its basal temperature.

Try this sleep-inducing tea. If you have trouble falling asleep, have warm decaf tea, such as chamomile, and put a teaspoon of butter or ghee in it and a bit of cinnamon.

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