It's that time of year... For many of us, it can be a bit stressful with families and feelings of obligations. The expectation to overgive. It can also be a time of celebration and gratitude!! Whatever reason you're celebrating, this time of year usually means less sleep, eating processed food, sugar and alcohol. All of which can compromise the immune system.
I wanted to send out a quick *I really love you guys* note before the festivities began, but I also wanted to send out some tips that I do during this time of overindulgence.
First, know that viruses and bacteria are our friends. They are helpers, trying to teach us something about ourselves. We won't contract a virus unless we share a resonating belief with it, so if you do get sick, have some gratitude for the little bugs. And remember: there's always something going on besides the physical manifestation.
In terms of what you can take to prevent getting sick, there's a list below. For me, sugar (major immune suppressant) is the worst culprit, so I'm making sure we're all getting lots of Vitamin D3 right now. Not only is it good to take during the winter when there's less sun, but it also helps boost the immune system.
Here's a list of other supports you can take, and for those of you who have come for a session, try muscle testing:
Probiotics (80% of our immune system is in the gut! Fermented food or supplements are both great.)
Nettle Tea (Use as a tea, brew for a soup base, or freeze with a fruit for herbal tea popsicles.)
Epsom Salt bath (Great for the nervous system - magnesium.)
Vitamin Bs - 5 and 12 are my personal favorites.
The glowing, irridescent cells above are white blood cells from a live blood analysis. Our helpers and protectors of the immune system. Take a few minutes to quiet your mind, and begin to visualize your own white blood cells strong, vibrant, and alive. See them glowing inside your body, communicating easily with each other and other cells. Share a thank you with them for working so hard!
And don't forget to tend to your emotional garden. Write, meditate and ground so your emotional body stays healthy and clear.
Wishing you all much love, especially over these next few weeks.