Autumn means golden leaves, needing a jacket, and getting excited for the festive season! But it also means the flu and cold season comes knocking on our door. With the world experiencing Covid 19, it is more important than ever to look after our health.
Add natural goodness to your body, here are your 5 helpful tips:
Body brushing, sauna, steam room
You can support your immune system with a lymphatic massage or even dry skin brushing before taking a shower. On your neck and decollete area, make sure you brush towards the heart, to drain the lymph nodes, to help decrease congestion.
A trip to the sauna or steam room is also a great way of eliminating toxins through the skin. It even helps to improve circulation, which in turn also boosts your immune system.
Cleanse your system internally
Ginger and turmeric are both great spices that will give your system a mini detox. Both have Immune boosting functions, as they help to reduce any inflammation and remove mucus from your system.
Boost your vitamin intake
There are so many vitamins out there, but which ones are the best. These vitamins help to reduce the severity and duration if you do end up with the flu. Here is quick run-down for immunity boosting vitamins:
- Vitamin A plays a major role in keeping skin, your body’s protective barrier, healthy and healed, meaning you’ll have an impenetrable first line of defense against bacteria, viruses and other germs. Try adding Sweet potatoes and carrots to your diet for extra vitamin A
- Echinacea, has been shown to help fight upper respiratory tract infections
- Increase your intake of vitamin C and zinc to help improve your immune defense. Add a regular orange juice to your daily routine!
Make sure to look for vitamins that are: vegan, no GMO, no parabens, no artificial colors, etc
Look after your digestive system
By looking after your digestive system, you also look after your immune system. Use probiotics to keep your digestive system full of good bacteria, which can help to reduce inflammation and the severity of colds and flu. Make use to buy vegan probiotics and without any toxic nasties like GMO, etc.
Choose sweet potato, apple, avocado, asparagus and bok choy, to add the good bacteria to your system. You could even add more garlic to your cooking, as it has been found that by using garlic , it can drastically reduce the number of days that you suffer from a cold or flu by 61%.
Use Aromatherapy to boost your immunity
We all lead busy, sometimes stressful lives, which really doesn't help with our immunity levels. Often the more stressed and anxious we are, the weaker our immune system becomes. These 2 factors together, leave our systems vulnerable to viruses.
Aromatherapy using oils such as Lavender and Tea tree, can really improve both your physical and mental wellbeing. Eucalyptus oil in particular helps with fighting off any viruses you may have. We always say that your health starts from within your body and your mind.
Book an appointment for our Kypwell Signature Aromatherapy Therapy, using Cypriot Herbal Extracts, to melt any worries away.
If you feel that you need some more help, always be sure to visit your Family Medical Doctor, as it may be something more serious than the seasonal flu. Especially now with Covid 19, it is more important that ever to take necessary precautions and get the medical help you need.