Fall Holistic Remedies to Keep You Healthy!

 

Fall is in the air but with it comes the responsibility of taking better care of your body!  If you skipped your breath work and vitamins this summer it is time to recommit to your body to help boost your immune system through the coming months.
Remember when cooler weather hits grab your sweater.  Although you may enjoy the change, cooler weather can “shock” your body and make you sick.  Do you ever notice that the first round of colds comes right after the first round of cooler weather?  Be gentle to your body and grab a sweater so that the transition for your body to fall is more gentle.  If you feel like you are getting sick.  GET TO BED!  Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is sleep. Sleep allows your body to recharge, rejuvenate, and refresh.  Also, manage your stress!

Below are some of my favorite fall remedies.

Triphala:  Healthy digestion and elimination is key to a healthy immune system.  Today more than ever people are suffering from digestive issues.  Processed foods often time do not have the proper amount of fiber to support proper digestion and elimination.  Triphala is an ancient ayurvedic herb that is traditionally used for maintaining a healthy digestive tract. It is commonly taken for sluggishness, constipation, bloating,  and indigestion. Acting to gently enkindle the digestive fire while removing excess toxins from the intestines, Triphala supports healthy digestion and proper elimination.    To learn more about triphala click here.  Available at the studio for $15.

Netipot:  If you’re one of the millions of Americans dealing with sinus problems, you know how miserable the headaches, facial pain, and clogged nasal passages can be. Nasal irrigation, a natural therapy that uses salt and water is a wonderful alternative to conventional medicine to help flush out the nasal passages.  Neti pots are a wonderful tool to use and are an ancient yogic tradition. For more information click here.  We offer ceramic neti pots at the studio for $20.

Nasya Oil:  Can be used to help with sinus congestion, dryness of the nasal passages, stiffness in the neck and shoulders, headaches, hoarseness, mental lethargy.  For more information read here.   Nasya, Nuturing Your Nose.  Available at the studio $11

Umcka Cold Care:  One of my absolute favorites.  The moment I feel like I might be coming down with something I always start Umcka my trusted friend!  I always try to keep a bottle on hand.  Here’s an entire blog about  Umcka.  Available at your local health food store.

Elderberry:  Elderberries have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, hence the medicinal benefits of elderberries are being investigated and rediscovered. Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision, to boost the immune system, to improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsilitis. Bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell. People with the flu who took elderberry juice reported less severe symptoms and felt better much faster than those who did not. Available at your local health food store.

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Umcka Cold Care: A Holistic Remedy

I have to take a moment and give well deserved props to Umcka Cold Care!  This stuff is so neat!  It’s a wonderful holistic remedy!  Check out the link Umcka Cold Care.

Thanks Candy for introducing this product.  It has been a life saver this winter.  I wanted to put it up on our blog so that everyone can take advantage of this fantastic product!  How I was introduced to this was that the moment you feel like you are coming down with a cold start taking the drops 3-5 time a day until 48 hours after last symptoms disappear.   Seems to work like a charm!  Try it for yourself!

Make sure to read up on directions and make sure you are not allergic.  But it’s all natural and homeopathic and made from Pelargonium sidoides, a species of geranium unique to South Africa.  It seems to relieve upper respiratory tract irritations, shortens duration, reduces severity of symptoms.

Try it for yourself and let us know the results.  I know that it is available at Better Health on Santa Fe Drive and I’m sure online.