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In herbal tradition, spring is the time for liver cleansing and detox—a sort of “spring cleaning” for the body and its systems. However, autumn is also a great time for cleaning the body and mind. Here are recommendations for books to help you prepare for the slowdown of the winter season (and indulgent holiday meals) and fortify your immune system as the winter cold and flu season peeks over the horizon.
Did you know there’s an easy natural therapy that has been clinically shown to boost the immune system; lower high blood pressure, increase energy, and protect against inflammation as well as a long list of other benefits? It’s called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, a therapy gaining popularity in Japan and increasingly recommended by physicians to patients suffering from ailments caused or aggravated by the rhythm and stress of urban and modern life.