Naturopathy and autumn

"September, come on. It is time to migrate ”. Thus the vate D'Annunzio urges his Abruzzese shepherds. It also applies to us today: it's time to come back from vacation, to cover up with a sweater, to put on stockings. The season is changing and we have to adapt, albeit reluctantly.

Naturopathy in the autumn supports this difficult passage.

Time for changes, internal and external

For the ancient Chinese, the arrival of autumn marked the end of summer expansion, it was the season linked to the Lung and the Large Intestine, which according to the "five elements" theory are intermediaries between the outside and the inside : the first activates breathing, the second eliminates digestion waste. At the Lung the Chinese associated sadness, understood as a perception of the precariousness of things: after the vital explosion of summer, a slow decline begins towards the rigor of winter.

Everything seems to disappear, to fall away : the leaves turn yellow and fall, the days get shorter, the heat gives way to the cold . In reality, going towards the autumn, in the fields we gather what has grown and matured during the summer and stores it to face the winter: life turns to " re-entering itself", after the summer explosion.

Through the fruits, the seeds fall asleep in the ground to sprout in the spring. So for man it is time to reap the fruits of his actions, a new cycle begins: our ability to concentrate goes towards a natural physiological slowing down, containment of energies, and re-entry into oneself, observe events and emotions with greater balance .

Naturopathy in the fall helps the mind

The arrival of the new season can therefore bring about a melancholy sadness: naturopathy advises to favor the natural rhythms that are changing, and to adapt to change.

The advice of naturopathy is to go back to the " nature path", to get closer to the rhythms and the cyclicality from which we have moved away. We find the opportunity to walk in the midst of nature, observing the red, amber colors that it gives us; we become aware of the scents and sounds that surround us. When it rains and we can do it, let us allow ourselves to be bathed by the rain, let's hear it flowing over us.

Naturopathy urges us to take new confidence with our body, our senses. At home, we walk barefoot, possibly barefoot, focusing on the sensations rising from our feet. At the table we play to recognize the food from its fragrance, its taste and its texture. A hot shower or a hot bath with water flowing over the body helps wash away tiredness and negative thoughts.

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Naturopathy in the fall helps the body

With the arrival of autumn we are more predisposed to fatigue, memory lapses, lowered immune defenses and therefore viral disorders. The main health goal of the autumn, in naturopathy, is to detoxify from the summer slag that strains the metabolism.

In this phase of cell turnover it is very important to help your body fight free radicals : we take care of food, introducing hot and liquid foods, fruits and vegetables, rich in antioxidant substances that eliminate free radicals, and we drink a lot during the day, to help the body cleanse itself from waste.

To increase the immune system it is important to restore our bacterial flora and stocks of vitamins A, C and E, B6, zinc and selenium. Prefer a diet with little gluten (wheat, barley and rye) and moderate sugar.

Choose sweeteners like maple syrup (depurative, low calorie and rich in calcium, iron, potassium and vitamin B1) or malts (more tasty and not fattening, barley malt nourishes brain tissue and improves eyesight, that of rice protects the respiratory tract, that of corn drains kidneys and bladder).

Autumn-friendly foods include : chestnuts, which give tone to the nervous system; pumpkin: emollient and invigorating for stomach and intestines; grapes: rich in antioxidant vitamins; turnips rich in mineral salts that help kidneys and bones; regenerating beets.

Excellent natural remedós and autumnal fatigue are also oligoterapic complexes : manganese-cobalt; zinc-nickel-cobalt; copper-gold-silver.

The fathers of Bach may be helpful because they are at an emotional level: Walnut, for example, benefits those who suffer from changes in general. Impatiens is suitable for those who get nervous with the wind.

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