School is back in session, germs are everywhere and you need to keep your family protected! Colds follow the germs and no one wants to miss a school day or work day. So be sure to be on top of it all and prevent it from taking over your life, energy and ability to do what needs to be done.
Boosting our immune systems isn’t hard. Just use these tips!
I know it’s hard, but sugar is one of the top ways to compromise your immune system. It’s like a lowering of your defenses and welcoming the attack. So when the sweet tooth hits, reach for alternative sweeteners and save your health!
Staying away from sugar isn’t the only thing you can do on the food front. The following foods are extremely beneficial for your overall health and strength of your immune system. Be sure to get a balanced amount of each.
- Fermented foods such as kefir, kimchee, miso, pickles, sauerkraut, etc.
- Raw, organic eggs from free-ranging chickens
- Coconuts and coconut oil
- Locally grown fruits and vegetables
- Mushrooms, especially Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake, which contain beta glucans (which have immune-enhancing properties)
- Garlic, a potent antimicrobial that kills bacteria, viruses AND fungi
- Herbs and spices with high ORAC scores: Turmeric, oregano, cinnamon, cloves
This is an opportunity to capitalize on! Make sure the kids have the right kind of nutrient packed foods needed to fuel and protect their bodies during the day! Chopped veggies to dip in hummus, sauteed vegetables and brown rice with protein is a great energizing lunch, both for the mind and immune system.
Encourage Water Drinking
Keeping hydrated allows the body to both function efficiently and to flush toxins and bacteria from your system. Water is essential for the optimal function of every system in your body. Keeping kids hydrated isn’t always easy when they’re at school. Send them with water bottles and require them to drink a glass of water before each meal to get into good habits at home. Without enough water, a flower wilts. Our minds and bodies are the same.
The body loves a chance to release stored toxins in the skin and other organs. For adults, either create a good steaming shower and add our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist to the mix or do the same in a quality sauna or steam room. This will also fight bronchial infections, respiratory struggles, growing pains, improve circulation and alleviate pain from fibromyalgia and arthritis. For children, run a bath for them with just one spray onto the tub walls for the same yet lighter effect.
Get Enough Sleep
Our bodies need time to recover, heal and grow. If there seems to be more homework than time, reevaluate time management and create a more healthy schedule. Waking earlier is better than going to bed later as well. To get the most out of sleep, you need more REM time. To get this, limit eating to no later than 2 hours before bed, unless it’s a protein based, no starch, no sugar snack. Stay away from media, computers and phones at least an hour before bed.
At Eurospa Aromatics, we are committed to your health and the health of the world around you. Please take close care of your immune system this season and talk to us about our other products available for personal and spa use!
Spa weekends and nightly sauna sessions are not just for elegant relaxation. You might be surprised to know that people all over the world are enjoying saunas for anti-aging, pain relief, and immunity boosting in addition to relaxation. And this isn’t just a luxury for the rich. Entire families are enjoying the experience of having spas or saunas on their own property.
To enhance your steam room and sauna experience, we have harnessed the power of the highest possible quality Eucalyptus oil in our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMists. We believe your health and wellness should be a top priority because you deserve to have a healthy and vibrant life.
Here are some benefits of sauna bathing:
- Improves cardiovascular health by conditioning the heart. The heat makes your heart work harder, increasing heart rate, in essence, giving it a workout. This will keep blood flowing more properly, and decrease heart-related risks.
- Heat will help your muscles relax and remove the stress you’ve built up in them. If you workout, saunas and spas can be particularly useful.
- Saunas, obviously, cause you to sweat, which allows the body to detox itself naturally. Moreover, this cleansing will allow your skin to look clearer and healthier.
- Warmth opens up nasal passageways and the sinuses, easing the pain and annoyance of sinus pressure.
If you care about living a healthier and more natural lifestyle, then consider the above benefits of spa and sauna bathing. It’s a great addition to those seeking a healthy lifestyle and have already started by eating right and exercising their bodies!
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Nobody likes that feeling of exhaustion that hits right around 3 pm, where you have to wonder if just one more cup of coffee is a good idea. You don’t know how to do without it. And on top of it all, you’re counting down the hours left until you can sleep again.
If you have felt this way or feel this way now, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, for many, just because you finally have the chance to sleep at night, doesn’t mean that you will. You might just lay in bed, ready to rest, only to find your brain won’t let you. These are very common symptoms of adrenal fatigue, also known as burnout.
Adrenal fatigue is very dangerous and left to its own devices can lead to serious autoimmune diseases. If you’re not waking up energized and rested, if you’re finding yourself craving caffeine or sweets come mid afternoon, you might be dealing with adrenal fatigue. And we want to help you by sharing some simple home remedies that will help you feel rested, boost your immune system, and jumpstart your energy levels.
Simple Home Remedies and Tips to Reverse Adrenal Fatigue
Early to bed: This one may seem logical, but it’s true nonetheless. Make sure, if you’re dealing with extreme exhaustion, that you commit to a good 30 days of going to bed early. Sure you might miss out on late night activities, but you’ll get your health and energy levels back, which you’ll find is worth it.
Hydration: Adrenal fatigue causes dehydration. To reverse the effects, make sure you’re drinking water constantly throughout the day. Think of your tired self as a wilted flower. Water the flower, and it will stop being wilted. Your brain needs adequate water to function, so give as asked.
Invigoration: Don’t just pinch yourself to wake up, use Eucalyptus oil. Just a few sprays of Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist into your shower will wake up your mind from its morning fog. And as an added benefit, it will rejuvenate your circulation and respiratory systems, boosting your immune system as well.
B Vitamins: B Vitamins are necessary for proper adrenal function. Diets that are higher in fat and lower in carbs can rob the body of its needed B vitamins. Get a high quality supplement if you think you might not be getting enough from your diet.
No Toxins: Reduce or eliminate refined sugars and toxins from your diet. Your body’s insulin levels and defense systems rise and fall dramatically when having to deal with added toxins. This includes alcohol and sweets. Take some time off. You won’t regret it.
Stress Less: You might be surprised at how detrimental stress is to your health; especially your adrenals. Stress releases extra cortisol—the body’s stress hormone. Too much cortisol puts you at dangerous risk for autoimmune disorders. And it can take even more time and extreme amounts of rest to heal and reach homeostasis. If you know you have high stress, consider your options. Look for more ways to pause in your daily life and remind yourself of what’s important. Look for things to have gratitude about. Ask for help. Don’t put too much on your shoulders. Talk to your family and closest friends and let them know you need support in making changes.
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Nobody likes the eternally cold feeling that leaves your fingers aching and toes numb. So it’s good to know that there are ways to keep warm during the winter without breaking out an electric blanket.
Unless you spend your winters on an island, it’s likely that you’ll experience some degree of cold. Your job is to make sure your body feels warm. Why? When the body’s working hard to keep you warm, it’s too tired to protect you from viruses and germs. In other words, your body’s immune system needs to be protected so it can do its best to keep you healthy. And since we don’t want you getting sick all season long, it’s best to keep warm.
Natural winter hacks to keep you warm all winter long
“Fire Tea” — This one’s simple, delicious, and comes with many benefits on top of keeping you warm. Just pour yourself a mug of hot (not boiling) water. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into it. Add honey or stevia to taste. Then add cayenne pepper. How much you add is up to you, but you do want to be able to taste it. The combination will not only boost your immune system but will also help you stay warm, thanks to the cayenne boosting your circulation.
“Hot Socks” — Another easy one. Did you know that cayenne works on the skin too? Just grab your socks and carefully sprinkle it into the toe and foot part of your sock. The powdered pepper will be absorbed into your feet through your pores and keep your feet warm.
“Sweat it Out” — Bring the heat in through your shower. Run a hot steamy shower and seal up the bathroom to keep in the heat. Then add a few sprays of Eucalyptus ShowerMist into your shower. The Eucalyptus will help boost circulation (keeping your muscles warm internally), cleanse your respiratory system, and if you go with the Mint-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist, leave you invigorated.
“Get Layered” — Wear more layers. Yup, it can be that simple. Invest in a thin, yet warm set of under layers to wear under your normal clothes. Then, lower the heat in your home. Keeping the heat high adds too much contrast to your body temperature and stresses the immune system. Teach your body to acclimate rather than constantly be faced with shock.
There are simple ways to stay warm in the winter naturally and without a load of extra costs. Remember, helping your body stay warm helps your immune system to stay strong.
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It never fails. A fun and festive holiday is approaching and you are blessed with the gift of a sinus cold. Who wants to be in the family photo with a red nose and watery eyes? Nobody does and that’s why we want to share the powerful natural ways you can be sinus pressure free for this year’s Thanksgiving feast.
Preventing Sinus Colds
The first step is always preventative.
If you know you are prone to winter colds, make sure your immune system is strong enough to ward them off. Some simple ways to do this are to dress warm, keeping your neck, back and feet well covered. Get enough sleep. Drink hot herbal teas and warm lemon juice with honey. Eat garlic and limit the amount of sugar, white pastas, and breads you consume. This will put you on a good path.
Steam with Eucalyptus to Relieve Sinus Colds
But if you already have a sinus cold, you need some quick relief. This is an easy and relaxing option for relieving sinus pressure and colds. There are two ways to do it.
First, start a hot shower or bath and breathe in the steam. The steam will break up the mucous and relax the tense muscles. Once you’re in the shower, add 2 or 3 sprays of Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist to the steam.
Your second option is a bowl of hot water. You simply pour boiling water into a bowl. Grab a towel, your bowl, Eucalyptus Oil Shower ShowerMist and sit comfortably at the table. Place the bowl in front of you. Add 1 or 2 sprays of the Eucalyptus mist to the bowl. The water should still be steaming. Then place the towel over your head and let it cover the bowl as well. You should be in a steam cave now. Gently inhale the Eucalyptus steam into your lungs through your nose and feel the congestion break.
Eucalyptus not only breaks up the congestion, but it’s also an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. This means it’s going to calm down your inflamed sinuses while killing the bacteria and viruses that started the whole mess.
You don’t have to be miserable anymore. Find relief today.
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