Boost Immunity With This Next Gen Therapy

Infrared sauna warms the body from the inside out, penetrating the skin more deeply than traditional saunas, and enhancing the restorative and relaxing effects of the heat. Infrared’s radiant heat is also a lot more comfortable for those who need to avoid excessively hot or humid environments, but still need/want to get their sweat on.

10 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

There are those who embrace winter and those who have to brace themselves for it. Not only does the profusion of cold and snow tend to drag spirits down, but the lack of daylight really does a number on mood, often sending it to a dark place. Be it a slight case of the blues or full-on SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the symptoms tend to leave people feeling fairly lousy, with some combination of exhaustion (despite oversleeping), carb cravings, feeling withdrawn, moody or blue.

How To Beat the Winter Blues

Winter is here! Today is the winter solstice, which signals winter’s official start date and the shortest day of the year. If you are starting to feel the winter blues and know it will only come on stronger post the holiday season, here are some instant healthy mood boosters and ways to conquer the winter blues.

5 Ways Not to Get Fat Over the Winter

The winter is rapidly approaching and, let’s face it, most of us tend to pack on a few extra pounds over the next few months. Here are five ways not to get fat and to stay on track (so you don’t have to start over in January):

Be Well Kitchen:
Parsnip and Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

I joined a CSA this year that has provided such a beautiful bounty – and that’s what inspired this recipe! It’s seasonal, grounding and delicious. The blend of spicy and sweet is truly satisfying.

Servings: 4-6
Ingredients:
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 big parsnip (or a few smaller ones), peeled and chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 apple (optional), peeled, cored and chopped
4 cup organic vegetable broth
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Directions:
Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. After it’s cooked, either transfer the ingredients to a blender and blend in batches until smooth or using an immersion blender, blend until smooth in the slow cooker.

Winterize Your Body:
17 Tips for Staying Well This Winter

Wintertime coughs, colds and flu – who needs them? And who gets ‘em? Just about anybody who’s not prepped for the onslaught – but this year, you don’t have to be one of them. Start taking steps today to winterize your body, strengthen its defenses and get it ready for the season. By making smart food, supplement and lifestyle choices now you’ll boost immunity – giving your body exactly it needs to stay well straight on through till spring. Here are 16 healthy ways to do it: