Change of Seasons: with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Updated: Oct 9, 2020
Be ready for fall and winter: it takes time for your body to adapt to cooler temperatures. Why not give your body all the support it can get?
Are you: stressed? fatigued? a workaholic? prone to getting sick in winter? living/working with small children?
Get your Change of Season Soup today and sip it daily to support your health as the weather cools. Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick up from Northstar Naturopathic Clinic at 804 Bloor St. West - please arrange pick-up in advance.
Does this sound familiar?
You're looking for a way to help your body be as healthy as it can this fall/winter. You know that any cold/flu symptoms may be similar in appearance to COVID-19, and you're taking extra precautions. Enter cold weather: your body will take a few weeks to adapt - and this is made harder by fluctuating temperatures. During this time, your body is more prone to mild cold symptoms [sore throat / earache / sniffly nose / hoarse voice]. How can you support your body? Start with the basics:
Sleep - prioritize getting 6-8 hours per night of quality sleep if possible
Dress warmly - especially cover your lower back and back of neck (tuck in your shirt and wear a scarf) when you go outside
Eat "warm" foods - either in temperature or in properties (garlic, ginger and onions can be added to any meal, eat soups, stews and root vegetables)
Drink Change of Season Soup - a warm morning elixir to support your energy and immune function
SUPPORT YOUR BODY with this adaptive elixir - it's like a warm sweater on a chilly day:
Change of Season Soup!
Change of season soup is a slow-cooked broth made using a Traditional Chinese Medicine recipe designed to support immune function, stress-resilience and reduce inflammation.
Each 85g bag of herbs makes 4 litres and will last 2-4 weeks for one person. Dosing is 0.5-1 cup of "soup" daily.
Pick up yours today! On sale now for $12 + tax.
For orders, email email@example.com
Blends can be purchased from Northstar Naturopathic Clinic at 804 Bloor St. West.
If you would like more individualized support or you have pre-existing conditions and wish to discuss if this product is right for you, please book an appointment.
Astragalus membranaceous / Huang Qi
Codonopsis pilosula / Dang Shen
Chinese wild yam / Shan yao (premium quality - from Hunan)
Goji berries / Gou Qi Zi
Ginger root / Zingiber officinalis
Fill a pot with 4 L of filtered water (option to cook this in an InstantPot)
Add herb blend
Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 1 hour - add water if levels boil down
Strain out herbs & transfer to glass jars with sealing lids while still hot (this will preserve the broth for at least 1 week, or more if a good seal).
Store in fridge when cool.
Option: decant into daily portions and freeze broth once cooled to room temperature
TO USE: warm up broth on the stove - drink warm! Can add raw honey, garlic, or ginger if desired.
Add 2 Tbsp each of fresh chopped ginger and garlic, plus a bit of salt and pepper, and (if you'd like)...
Add bone-in chicken pieces (organic) ~400g/1 lb: adjust cooking time to be at least 1.5hours, or until chicken is cooked through
Or add chicken bones (organic) + 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar: to make this like a bone broth with added benefits!
For a more veggie-rich broth, add in the last 20 minutes: 1/2 cup each of chopped carrot, celery and onion
For a more aromatic flavour, include: 1 cinnamon stick, 5 whole cloves
To your health!
Dr. Natalie Senst, ND