Immune System Boosters
The weather is changing around here in Florida, and our bodies are fighting to figure out what to do with the temperature change. The body can only take on so much at one time before it gets sick, shuts down and limits the ability to do much an anything except rest and recover.
You see, our system puts limits on us whether we want it nor not. But our mind and ego keep saying "do more" or "I give up". This is the time to dig deep! When you feel up against a wall, goals seem far away, or the people you "hang" with are limiters of your dreams. Dare to blossom! Move through the transition with steadiness. be happy and know you grow where you are planted.
Immune System Boosters:
-Oil of oregano by dropper, by pill, and/or in a nasal spray.
This amazing herb has many uses. From Dr. Oz, "Studies have shown that oil of oregano is effective at killing bacteria, and could also help the immune system take action against viruses, fungi and parasites."
-Olive leaf extract has similar properties to oil oregano.
-Echinecea and goldenseal
-Vitamin B's: "good mood" food for metabolizing nutrients into usable energy.
-Vitamin C: helps make L-carnitine which helps you burn fat for energy. Also boosts the immune function.
-Probiotics: aids in digestion, diarrhea, allergies, eczema, viral infections, and irritable bowel.
-Coconut oil: from Dr. Oz, "contains fatty acids that are both antiviral and antimicrobial." Put it in smoothies and cook with it. Also is a great body oil.
Teas: green tea, dandelion, cardamom, cinnamon, and fennel all help aid the immune and boost metabolism.
Neti Pot: ncient water irrigation system for the nose and sinus canal. Best used twice daily but if once, evening is great after being in the elements all day.
Eliminate: sugars, wheat, gluten, dairy, yeast, and anything heavy that will slow down your gut. your body is fighting enough to keep you from getting sick so help it out!
Move More: Get your body moving with more vigorous exercise like cardio, faster paced workouts, and arm balances in yoga practice. Help your body move the toxins out of the body.