Spring is good time to clean and de-clutter your house. Do you want to have a lighter mind, better mood, or deeper breath? Do you feel heavy when you sit in your house and feel you have so many things to do? If yes, it is time to clean up your house. If you have a big house, you can start from your bathrooms, and then continue to your living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and bedroom closets (where a lot cluttered stuff are hiding there). If you find something that you have not used for 2 years, you should either donate them or throw them away. Once you finish the cleaning, you will feel lighter and happier.
SEASONAL HEALTH NOTES:
The past winter was a relatively warm winter. We all enjoyed it. However, the warm temperature did not kill lots of bacteria as the cold weather does. So, this spring a lot of people suffer from cold with fever, sometime as high as 102F. If you are one of them, you may want to jump into hot shower or hot bath to sweat the heat out of your body to make you feel better faster. For most people’s experience, hot shower or bath is better than Tylenol and your cold heals faster. Of course,
1. if your fever is higher than 102.5F, you should come in to our clinic or see a doctor to get it checked and treated. 2. if you have fever and a headache with sensitivity to light, and/or are vomiting in straight lines, to go ER to check for meningitis.
For other suggestions or more detailed information, please, check our seasonal notes online
RECIPES: -- Balsamic Chicken Thighs (provided by Jennie H.)
Here is another delicious recipe to prepare proteins. You just cook it over night; you will have warm lunch the next day for the whole family. It is an easy way to prepare the proteins your body needs.
3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup chicken broth, 4 garlic cloves, 2 Bay leaves, Salt to taste, (optional: 2 cups sliced carrots, 2 golden beets, peeled and cubed, 1/2 – 1 cup no sugar added dried cranberries from Whole Foods, 1-2 teaspoons honey)
Put everything in the crock-pot on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve over rice or potatoes with a large side of greens. So delicious!
Serves 5 people.
Have a healthy, happy spring season.
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