After a warmer than average autumn, winter is well and truly here in Sydney! And you know what? I love it! I know, call me crazy but there’s just something about the colder weather that has me feeling all nostalgic. Perhaps it’s because of the freezing weather I grew up in down in Melbourne. Either way, I love being able to drape my lounge in soft warm throws, changing the bed sheets to flannelette, updating my wardrobe to include oversized scarves, boots and jackets…but most importantly I love the deeply nourishing soups, broths and herbal teas that abound!
Whilst there are things to be enjoyed about the change in weather, I know it isn’t always an exciting time for some. The thought of catching public transport to work on those dark chilly mornings sandwiched between people who are clearly sick and should be at home, or being stuck in an office where viruses can run rampant taking people down one by one, has most people groaning.
As a holistic health coach I’m passionate about helping people find natural ways to support their bodies. I question why there is very little to no discussion about strategies to help us strengthen our immune systems during winter, instead of the mainstream message to use cold/flu medications or antibiotics and all sorts of other products that interfere with our body’s ability to self regulate and heal.