Thriving in the Summer!

If you’ve been paying attention to what we preach here at Lotus Herbal, you know that a change in the season calls for a change in how we eat, our lifestyle habits and which herbs we focus on.

After supporting the liver in the spring, the early summer brings the heart to our attention. Not only is the beginning of summer a time to address the physical needs of the heart, it is also time to address matters of the heart. If you’re not feeling the joy of summer and are tending to depression or anxiety, this is an indication of a heart imbalance, and summer is the best time to heal the heart, from both a physical and emotional perspective.

Other heart imbalances may manifest as excessive perspiration, restlessness or even confusion. We certainly do live in confusing times, so mentally and physical supporting yourself appropriately for the season is more important than ever!

If you want to learn how to raise your summer energy, get the most out of your summer days and create space for more joy in your life, and then please join us for our upcoming talk on the season of the heart. Bring a pen and your questions and learn how to thrive this summer!

Note: For this class we will have limited seating in the store, and unlimited access online. If you wish to have a more live and personal experience, then sign up soon! Seats are very limited.

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/thriving-in-the-summer-tickets-112115165478

Loving your Liver in the Spring

Spring is coming, which means that it is time to start shifting your nutritional intake and habits to stay in rhythm with nature’s cycles and to support the organ of the season – the all important LIVER.

The liver has over 500 distinct functions, and in Chinese medicine, it is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi in the body. When congested, this can look like frustration and anger, difficult menstrual cycles and imbalanced hormones, poor vision and poor digestion, among other things. As the liver is so key to so many functions, an out of balance liver affects all other organs.

The promise of new growth and the rise of the dandelions in spring also bring changes in our daily activities. It is a time to also nourish our creativity and to start moving more, feeding off the energy the warmth and promise of spring provides, setting aside the stimulants that may have helped fuel us throughout the darkness and cold of winter.

Living in concert with nature and turning back into our circadian rhythm is fundamental to our good mental, emotional and physical health. In this talk you will learn:
-the most appropriate foods to consume to nourish and detoxify your body in spring
-daily habits to focus on to enhance your changes in nutrient intake
-the herbs to focus on to enhance to complement your food intake
-how to best support your circadian rhythm to optimize your overall health
-recipes to incorporate tonic herbs and mushrooms easily into your daily life to nourish your liver, your body and mind.

Make sure to have a pen and notebook and your questions. Please join us on Zoom on the 29th of April at 6:30pm. $25 reserves your spot!

Please sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/loving-your-liver-in-the-spring-tickets-102834739474