Winter can do a real number on our health. We are all geared up to celebrate holidays and play in the snow, when out of nowhere, a bug will hit and there go our plans. (and it’s not like you can reschedule Christmas or New Years, right??)
Well we at Bayes, are all about keeping you healthy, so we’re going to help you out.
First of all.
Ginger. Eat it. Drink it. Diffuse it. Just get it into your life as much as possible! Not only does it boost the immune system, but if you happen to get struck with a headache or ill feeling, ginger comes to the rescue!
The truth is, ginger is anti-inflammatory, which makes it a valuable tool for pain relief. In 2001, research showed that ginger oil helped reduce knee pain in people with osteoarthritis. There was a study done where women athletes taking three grams of ginger or cinnamon daily (that's less than one teaspoon) had a significant decrease in muscle soreness.
Ginger has even been found to be as effective as ibuprofen in relieving pain from menstrual cramps in women. The pain-relieving potential of ginger seems to be so far reaching and we are only just beginning to understand it. Along with help for muscle and joint pain, ginger has been found to reduce the severity of migraine headaches as well as some of the more well known migraine medications. Just mince a little of it up, mix with honey and swallow, or add to tea. It’s such a simple remedy!
Lastly, don’t make it worse! What do most people do on a regular basis that’s compromises the immune system? They flood their bodies with toxins.
Now, we aren’t interested in overwhelming you with too much, but here are some simple ways to reduce the toxins around and inside you so that you don’t make it worse.
Inside the body: Stay away from refined sugars. Sugar is like putting your defenses down and inviting illness to attack your vulnerability. Drink lots of water. Hydration flushes toxins. Eat your veggies. It’s true. The only wive’s tales actually have substance to them. Veggies feed your blood and body systems.
Outside the body: Sleep well. Get the hours you need so your body has the energy to defend itself. Dress Warmly. Let your body focus on being strong, not staying warm. Clean with non-toxic, organic cleaners. Regular cleaners have ingredients that attack your lungs and skin. The skin absorbs what’s on it and the liver has to process it. Do you want your liver busy processing toxic chemicals or supporting your endocrine system? Stay away from traditional candles and air fresheners. Most are filled with carcinogens and pollutants to your home (and lungs again.)
The best way to stay healthy is to live healthy. This may mean big or small lifestyle changes for you. But aren’t they worth it?
Aren’t you worth it?