Energy & Immune Boosters
• Get your sleep! We highly underestimate how crucial sleep is to our well-being. If we do not get to that deep sleep stage (REM), our bodies do not benefit from the rejuvenation effects that we all love. This is why sometimes you can wake up from a long sleep & still not feel rested! Make sure all lights are off in your bedroom, even small lights from electronics (alarm clocks,cell phones, etc)
• Natural Neo-Citran: If you do find your energy slipping & feel the sniffles comingon, head it off with this great immune-boosting concoction: Juice from ½ a fresh lemon, a big cube of ginger (at least 1”) grated into a cup, 1 clove crushed garlic & maple syrup to taste. Blend all of this with a little water, pour into a mug with hot water & feel the results! The ginger will help with your nasal congestion, the garlic helps your body fight infection, the lemon has immune-boosting & muscle-building Vitamin C, and the hot beverage is oh-so-soothing for the soul!
• Water, water, water! We highly underestimate just how crucial getting enough
water is to our everyday functioning. It not only helps to lubricate our joints,
moisturizes the skin, & helps prevent constipation, but is also key for maintaining
a healthy body weight – it increases your metabolism & regulates appetite!
When you’re feeling sick, extra water is crucial because it keeps your kidneys &
liver filtering out toxins. So drink up!
• Should I be taking a supplement? Prebiotics, probiotics, etc?” The answer is
maybe – but first look at your diet. Absolutely everything you need you can be
getting from everyday food. Incorporate into your diet, kiwi for increasing your
white blood cell count and cayenne pepper & green tea for giving your immune
system a boost. If you’re going to season with salt, use Himalayan salt to gain
the benefits of the high mineral content.
• Omega 3s and vitamin D: Two crucial things to make sure you’re getting
enough of in the winter are omega 3s and vitamin D. There is no better source to
help your body synthesize vitamin D than the sun itself, but in our northern climate
this time of year, it can be difficult to get out in the sun every single day for
enough time. To ensure you’re getting your RDA of 400 IU, make sure you’re eating
your wild pacific salmon, sardines, skim milk & check your breakfast cereal as
well – many are fortified with vitamin D. For your omega 3s, you can get a boost
in your immune function while decreasing inflammation in your body, stabilizing
your moods, and decreasing anxiety. If you’re not getting your dietary sources of
omega 3s through wild pacific salmon, flaxseed & walnuts, talk to your nutritional
consultant about NutraSea – a supplement available at your clinic that also
contains vitamin D! The rule of thumb for vitamin D supplementation is 35IU per
pound of body weight. – See more at: http://www.simplyforlife.com/energy-immune-boosters#sthash.8vkcC9rA.dpuf