Welcome to January
Winter Hibernation and Practicing Extra Self Care
Why is it important to slow down and nurture our bodies during the winter months? How do we go inward but still stay positive and happy during the deepest winter season? How do we support our body, mind and spirit during January?
We will talk about self-care routine, specific lifestyle suggestions for the winter season, winter sports and exercise, the importance of visualization and meditation to manifest our goals for the upcoming year ahead. This is the best time to set goals for the New Year, and get clear about our future plans.
Your “Self-Work” for this month:
- Keep a food diary daily. Use the “Food Journaling” handout provided or have your own notebook just for this purpose. Write daily following the instructions on the handout.
- It is a good month to buy a special journal for all your self work projects
- Which self-care routine will you commit to?
- Do you have a winter project you want to work on in January?
- Lets dive deep into the “Goal Settings” handout! This is an important part of your January self work.
- Check out the “January Inspired Recipes”.
Book recommendations and articles:
- Book: Nourishing Broth, An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN
- Fire Cider Recipe
- Easy, Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe
- Homemade Whey and Cream Cheese Recipe
- Why I Love Ghee Article
- Warming Foods for the Winter Season Article
- Why Ferment Your Grains Article
You can have sweet potatoes and yams. But no white or yellow potatoes, including Russet, Yukon gold, red, and purple potatoes.
Yes mushrooms are ok for day 1&2. And even for day 3&4. From day 5 stop eating mushrooms since we are switching to a raw food diet.
Yes. But from day 3 please no more nut or oat milk of any kind. It is best to stay away from all kind of pre-packaged food during this program.
You can drink green tea during day 1,2,3 and 4. But limit to 1 cup a day. No more green tea from day 5!
Its ok for day 1&2. From day 3 – No. We are focusing on local, seasonal produce during this program. Avocadoes are high in fat (in good fats, however, its not suitable for this program) and it’s not a local, seasonal fruit for most of us. They are in season from May to August in the U.S. and November to April in Mexico. Not a spring food!
Probiotic Beet Tonic: from Day 3 – 10
Vegetable broth: from Day 5 – 8
Liver Flush Drink: from Day 5 – 9
Bentonite Clay/Psyllium Husk Drink: from Day 5 – 9
Laxative Tea: from Day 5 – 9