Adaptogens have been used for centuries for treating and preventing illness. With the growing stressors in our modern life and environment, there is a greater need to utilize adaptive herbs, berries, spices, tinctures, and medicinal mushrooms. These powerful substances replenish the energy of the cells to fight fatigue, while aiding our ability to cope with anxiety and stress.
Though the flu season rages on, I’m not a fan of flu shots. I don’t get them and rarely recommend them to anyone (with the possible exception of the very elderly or frail). The effectiveness of flu shots on otherwise healthy people is questionable, their ingredients include plenty of toxins, and the flu viruses in the shots aim to protect against mutate so quickly that the strain you were vaccinated against probably won’t be the one that makes you sick. Flu vaccines are, at best, hit or miss, and certainly not the cure all they’re made out to be.
Fire cider is a potent immune-booster that can also aid digestion, keep colds and flus at bay, boost circulation, and relieve seasonal allergies and sinus infections. It can also help to break up mucus, clear congestion, and warm you up on a cold day. Fire Cider gives a natural boost to your microbiome as well by providing a healthy dose of beneficial bacteria. Not sold yet? Some say it can even lessen hangover symptoms.
Before winter rears its chilly head and the noses at your house start to run, the time to fortify your immune system for the onslaught is now! One of the best ways to take on the season is with a strong gut, which is the cornerstone of your immune system. Your gut is home to trillions of beneficial bacteria that help keep immunity strong, plus trillions of not-so beneficial bacteria that need to be kept in line – in sum, your ‘microbiome.’
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.
Listening to upbeat music and dancing can have powerful health effects.
Here are some tips to keep your skin beautiful this winter!
Want to stay well this winter? Here are six of my favorite ways to shore up your immunity.
Instead of popping antibiotics, pop good food, herbs, and spices instead.
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.