TEN WAYS to Boost YOUR Immunity this winter ~ without a flu vaccine
1. Wash your hands often. I know that this may seem rather obvious but is so important.
2. Stop touching your face. It has been noted that we tend to touch our faces; especially eyes, nose, and mouth over a 1000 times a day! Every time we do, we are possibly introducing any number of viruses or bacteria into our body.
3. Create a habit to take herbs to boost and support the immune system. Tinctures or tea form are normally the most effective. There are so many possibilities when making a choice for a good immune support tincture.
Herbal Health Tips for Winter
These 6 SUPER-STAR herbs are all extremely helpful to have on hand during the fall and winter months. Eat them every day to boost your immune system function. Focus on warming, nourishing foods and eat something, every day that makes your eyes ‘tear’ and nose ‘run’. This is a wonderful way to allow a virus to exit the body before it starts any trouble!
These 6 are ‘must-have’ herbs for your pantry for OPTIMUM WINTER HEALTH:
CAYENNE – As a circulatory stimulant, Cayenne is used to promote heart health and blood pressure equalization. It is used for 100s of indications. Cayenne can act as a ‘potentizer’ for the other herbs. (e.g it boosts the effects of the garlic) It does the same for Vitamin C. It has long been used as an “accentuating agent” – literally boosting the ability of healing to reach throughout the entire body where it’s needed. “I don’t eat spicy food,” you may say.
You can still add a little to your meals, and as often as possible! Choose the powder or throw whole cayenne peppers into stews or soups.
It’s a SPRING THING!
5 ways to KICK-START your Day AND Increase your Energy!
The fundamental message of spring suggests renewal, repair and new growth. And perhaps … New ideas? Why not?
The idea of “cleansing” or empowering our eliminative pathways to work well means increasing our digestive “fire” as it’s called in Ayurvedic terms. This can best be accomplished by starting the day with a positive thought and one of 5+ great-tasting ‟tonics‟ described below. Experiment with old favourites or try something NEW!
Many health practitioners feel that “commercial cleansing programs” only serve to feed the billion dollar diet industry. In reality, I believe that if we shift away from meat and dairy, nurture our body with whole foods and focus on simple easy-to-digest meals, we will succeed, with the help of specific herbs, in strengthening our organ systems and achieving a “lightness of being”.
Each of these 5 ideas offers a different taste and combination of benefits. Why not pick one and move through the list over a period of a month? Your body will thank you !
First and foremost; Use good quality filtered water for all of these recipes. Use organic ingredients whenever possible. Keeping in mind that the goal here is to start your day in an empowering way — strengthening, nourishing, increasing digestive ability and supporting the eliminating organs and pathways.