Our health, especially during this "virus crisis" has become a priority and many of us are looking for ways to boost our immunity and stay healthy. Our first defense is our own lifestyle in reducing toxins and general stress in our environment and our bodies. Healthy life style strategies can reduce inflammation, support mental calm and boost immunity. Small changes can often create big results... and remember that health is a journey not a destination. So perhaps this is a time to notice our habits and take a step toward a healthy change.
Spring clean your enivironment-reduce house toxicity, experiment with organic cleaners and natural body care products, use essential oils for house hold scents
Go organic with your nutrition-trash your junk, processed and sugary food. Cook healthy as a family and explore new recipes adding color with fruits and veggies. Make organic smoothes
Add spice for flavor and health- garlic, ginger,turmeric, pepper, cinnamon, oregano and fennel can reduce inflammation. Create simple soups with bone broth, veggies and spice
Sleep-7-9 hours- give your brain time to rest and recover
Stop smoking -and reduce alcohol consumption
Get outside-"forest bath" and breathe in nature
Move your body- 30 minutes daily to increase circulation and heartrate
Hydrate-support your lymph system to flush away toxins. Add daily lemon water, ginger or green tea
Improve your gut health-use probiotics and antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Add friendly bacteria with fermented foods, Kim chi, sauerkraut and yogurt
Reduce stress- through mindfulness, breathwork and quiet calm time, explore a hobby, paint, read
Connect with friends and family- unplug the mindless tech, write a letter, play cards or a board game
Eat lean protein-to aide in the production of antibodies and white blood cells
Take a plant based muti vitamin and mineral supplement-to support "micron nutient malnutrition"adding back selenium, zinc,iron,copper, B6, folic acid and vitamin D, E, and C to feed your cells
Learn to incorporate organic herbs- to reduce inflammation and boost immunity-elderberry, echincea, goldenseal, astragalus, andrgraphis, shisandra, eleutro and ginsing.
Start small, with a focus and goal...pick one, or a just few changes to explore that can become part of a healthier lifestyle and have fun...enjoy. Consider a health coaching programcan help you stay on track.
Be well, stay strong and stay well.