7 Reasons to Celebrate the Cold

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1 No More Head Aches. People with itp are incredibly suseptably to the heat, dehydration and crazy bad head aches.  It is a nasty side effect of all the craziness inside us, the heat in our blood, our immune system burning on overdrive, our hormones going spastic and our fluctuating moods.  At least in the cold, there is one less trigger.

winter, lifestyle, natural therapy
a korean winter

2 Eases the heat inside your body.  For anybody who saw the episode of House where he sent the girl with itp out in the cold, will understand what I mean when I say, the cold is refreshing.  There are lots of theories, commonly in chinese medicine about the heat that burns inside us.  I have to say I love having cold fingers and toes.

3 Cold weather Suppresses Immune Function.  It is a fact that cold weather lowers your immune function, which is why normal people who don’t have over active immune systems often get sick during winter – But we just go back to normal.

All those clothes keep the bruises covered and the questions to a minimum

Staying In.  Winter time it a great reason to stay in and keep away from other peoples germs and sickness.  Winter food is so nourishing, and warms the home with the stove top simmering away.  Winter leads to cooking with more iron and protein rich foods, such as spinach, mushrooms and red meat.  The nights get dark earlier giving you more time curl up and read or  be read too.

6   Warm baths.  Did you know that having a long bath in Epsom salts, with a glass of shiraz is the most effective way to get a dose of magnesium, an important and often over looked element in the body.  Most of us are deficient in magnesium, and soaking in a bath with Epsom Salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost.  According to care2.com magnesium deficiency helps to account for high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other ailments.

Take A Break.  Winter is the best time to give your hair, skin and nails time to recover from the onslaught of summer and all the elements, protecting your body with all those layers, tie your hair up under a hat and tuck away the nails and hands in a pair of gloves.

by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

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