These days winter is no joke.

Between unprecedented weather events and viral exposure, making sure we go into winter strong is more important then ever.

Immune Health How-To

It may be bright and sunny now, but winter is right around the corner. So let’s do our best now, to make sure we are strong and healthy when winter hits.

The pillars of health never change and will always include a good night’s sleep, nutrition and physical activity. All of these things help support a healthy immune system. So let’s start with this healthy foundation.

But giving our immune system a little boost now and then, can also help. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. Supporting immune health really means just living a healthy lifestyle, and at times, adding a little extra.

As for the “extras“, read on…

Immune Health Options

Adding a little, daily Elderberry syrup for a few months, starting early fall, is a traditional way to help support immune health. Elderberries are high in vitamin C, bioflavonoids, anthocyanins and other health supporting nutrients. And, a good, organic Elderberry syrup is so tasty! You’re going to love it!

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Another great botanical to befriend as winter approaches is an adaptogen, like Eleuthero. Botanical adaptogens, simply put, help us adapt to stress. Life can be stressful and ultimately, chronic stress is detrimental to immune health.

Adaptogens are not a “quick fix” but rather work over time. Therefore, if you are going to use an adaptogenic herb like Eleuthero, try giving it a month or two of usage, then see how you feel.

Another classic herb to have on hand is Echinacea. Echinacea is a beautiful botanical, traditionally used by some of the indigenous tribes of North America. This gorgeous flowering plant is amenable to being cultivated in gardens. Although, if you’re going to grow it to use it medicinally, it takes about six hears to be be potent enough for usage.

When you do use echinacea, many herbal practitioners suggest start usage right at the onset of a seasonal imbalance.

For information on more botanical suggests please click here.

So although winter is no joke, and unprecedented weather events and viral exposure may occur, you can go into winter strong with a foundation of healthy habits and a couple of “extras” to help.