Introduction (00:00 – 05:42): Getting the Body Ready for Spring
Many people get sick as the seasons change because the change of season is a stress on our bodies – and we don’t think about it that way. Yet in the Chinese Medicine tradition, people would make a ‘change of season soup’ to help them adjust. Help your lowered immune system keep strong and fight the many viruses by upping your defenses:
First Segment: Trending Topics
Topic (5:42 – 23:48): The Five Main Times Women Might ExperienceAdrenal Fatigue… and WHY!
Adrenals manage your stress, but if you put your body through a lot, they can put out a constant stream of adrenaline and prolong the stress response, causing fatigue. When the adrenals get tired, you’ll encounter a cascading of symptoms and health issues that harm your productivity and energy. Here are times in a woman’s life when adrenal fatigue is most likely to become apparent:
Janet and Emily explain how these situations create or reveal adrenal fatigue, and offer solutions to any woman in these situations!
Second Segment: Audience Questions
Question (24:46 – 31:46): “I’m a middle-aged woman who’s a bit new to healthy living and eating. What is the most important thing I can do to protect my health?”
It’s not surprising that Emily and Janet have a lot to recommend, but here are four quick tips for anyone beginning their health journey, regardless of age!
Recipe (31:46 – 35:36): Creamy Cauliflower and Zucchini Soup
I made a big pot of this soup the other day, and I am glad I did. Some family dropped by, some grandkids stayed over, and then one of my daughters called to say the whole family was sick – could I bring over some food? This soup hit the spot in each instance!
Because you are going to puree the soup, you can cut the vegetables in large pieces and leave the garlic whole, saving time.
Place the onions, cauliflower, broth and water into a large soup pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 7-8 minutes. Add the zucchini and garlic, and simmer till tender. Add the bone broth powder, butter, salt and cayenne, and puree till smooth. Add more water gradually until your desired consistency is reached. Now intensify the flavour to your liking by adding additional salt, butter, and a bit of cayenne – you don’t want it to be spicy, but the cayenne adds body and brightness.
Serve topped with fresh minced herbs such as green onions or parsley.