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photo by Sandra Lory

Immune Support: Preparing for Winter Health with Food and Herbs

by Sandra Lory, Herbalist and Food Educator, Mandala Botanicals, Barre, VT. © 2009

Immunity is the boundary of protection and integrity that interfaces your body and the larger world. Your immune system is your Ozone. Winter, the dark side of the year, is the time of the year for building and storing energy like a seed in the ground does in preparation for springtime's melting snow and sprouting green. Hibernation regenerates your strength and endurance.

If you feel a cold or flu coming on . . .

Healing foods & herbs for immune health

Increase circulation and elimination with hot liquids while feeding your body healthful foods:


Herbalists Nancy Phillips, Kate Gilday, Josephine Spilka, Atmo Abram, Amy Goodman, Annie Wattles, Guido Mase, Ms. Beatrice Waight, Rocio Alarcon, Hadar Sarit, Rosemary Gladstar.

The Holistic Herbal by David Hoffman, Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice, Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford, Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz, The Complete Floral Healer by Anne McIntyre.