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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 inhealth@nataliesenst.com

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:

  1. Sleep - prioritize getting 6-8 hours per night of quality sleep if possible

  2. Dress warmly - especially cover your lower back and back of neck (tuck in your shirt and wear a scarf) when you go outside

  3. 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)

  4. 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 inhealth@nataliesenst.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.

Herbal ingredients:

  • 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

Basic recipe:

  • 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.

Recipe variations:

  • 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

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