A new month is here, and it’s safe to say that new weather comes with it too. Climate is a powerful tool. Not only does it have to force to nourish crops or destroy homes but it also affects our health. With new weather comes news allergens, irritants and even some viruses and bacteria that thrive under a particular temperature. That is why it is important to fortify your immune system during the winter time. For those who are fortunate to live in a place where weather doesn’t change that much throughout the year… Well, you are in fact very lucky to avoid those drastic changes in temperature, and in your immune system… .But it doesn’t mean you don’t have to protect yourself ! Warm weather also has it’s drawbacks, since lots of mold and bacteria thrive under moist and warm environments. So regardless of where you live, I found this article on CNN.com about foods you should eat during winter time to boost your immune system…so read up! For those in a hurry I will quickly mention those must buy items: green tea, carrots (and other carotenoids), broccoli, walnuts, foods high in vit. D (egg yolks/cheese), foods high in iron (spinach/mollusks) and yes….COCOA !! So prepare yourself a lovely hot cocoa (with skim milk of course) and bundle up with someone you love during this special time. Be healthy, be grateful, be happy and enjoy the Holidays!