Self Love Podcast

SLP 90: Self Love Quicky – Immune Boosting Tips

Episode 90
08, Jul, 2021
}16 Minutes

Show Notes

We are right in the throes of Winter down under, and that means it can be the time for nasty flu bugs, chest infections and colds. It also means more than ever we need to take great care of our bodies and boost our immune system. This week we discuss 6 top tips for keeping well through the colder months and which essential oils are a must-have in your home first-aid repertoire.

There is no doubt a lack of eating well, emotional stress, little exercise and not being your happy self can all contribute to challenged immunity so here are some simple but effective tips to keep you healthy and well and feeling your best.

Top 5 Winter Immune Boosting Tips

  1. Maintain your fluids – Getting enough fluids and good hydration during the winter months can be a challenge. Maintaining hydration levels is actually imperative for good immunity, healthy digestion, skin health and feeling well. If you do not fancy drinking water then warm herbal teas are also a good idea. Sorry but coffee does not account for fluid intake!
  2. Include quality fruits and vegetables daily – Nutrient dense foods are essential for good health. This is a good time to include lots of winter-time fruits like kiwifruit, citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit. One of my favourite health shots when feeling run down is to chop up a clove of garlic and add a half squeezed orange then drink it as a shot. All of these foods contain natural doses of immune boosting vitamin C which is one of the superhero’s for wellness.
  3. Take time out – There is a reason we all feel like staying in hibernating. It is crucially important to rest, take time out, relax and recharge. This slower time out is critical to help re-set our adrenal health and calm our nervous system. Using essential oils can be a wonderful tool to help you relax especially oils like lavender, marjoram, chamomile and orange.
  4. Get good quality sleep –  Healthy sleep hygiene is a vital part of staying heathy and well. It is not just the hours we spend asleep but also our bed time routine. Getting into bed before 10.30pm helps us get into the deep sleep stage and has been shown to support brain detoxification. It helps to eliminate waste and support new neuro-connections. Having healthy sleep habits and a sleep wake cycle will definitely support good immune health, mental and physical health, and believe it or not optimal gut flora.
  5. Stay warm – Staying warm and being comfortable can help us stay in tip top condition. Whilst it might be good to go for a cold morning swim or walk, or take a cold shower to boost circulation, its important not to stay cold. A nice hot shower or warm bath can do wonders for keeping well. Adding essential oils is another amazing tool you can use.
  6. Include top winter immune boosting foods – Blueberries, dark chocolate, turmeric, oily fish, broccoli, sweet potato, spinach, ginger, garlic, green tea, kefir, sunflower seeds, almonds, oranges, kiwifruit and red peppers are wonderful immune boosting foods to include often throughout the winter months.

The best Winter essential oils include: Patchouli, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Lemongrass, Ginger, Myrrh, Thyme, Eucalyptus, Pine, Sandalwood and Chamomile. Use in your diffuser, aroma spritz bottle and in a massage blend. Don’t forget to do some good old fashioned inhalations so you can deeply breathe in their antiseptic, antibacterial goodness too!
 

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