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grounding and moistening foods. Soups and stews require longer cooking times, making them warming and easier to digest – a relief for clogged up bowels. Root vegetables such as carrots and sweet potato synchronise us with the inward and downward energy that propels us from warmer months towards winter, as do healthy proteins such as legumes, eggs, and organic meats. A delicious bone broth coupled with sweet potato, cabbage, radishes, onions, garlic and warming spices such as ginger and chilli would make a wonderfully nourishing autumn meal.
boosting supplements. A high dosage vitamin C plus zinc, but for zinc it’s best to speak with a health practitioner before supplementing as taking big doses of zinc when there is no underlying deficiency can create imbalances. Ideally you would also eat foods naturally high in these micronutrients, such as eggs and orange fruits and vegetables (vitamin A), lots of colourful fruits and vegetables (vitamin C), and nuts, beans, oysters, whole grains, and seeds (vitamin E and zinc).
citrate to relieve constipation (which traditional practitioners would say is a manifestation of dryness in the large colon). It is safe in moderation, even for young children. It can be purchased in powder form and mixed into a glass of water. Needless to say, staying hydrated with plenty of pure water will also help relieve constipation.