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Dr Mom's Winter Wellness

Winter wellnessWell here we are, once again, now into winter and the threat of flu in the air. It seems that everyone is coming down with it, so it’s time to start looking at your health and taking precautions to boost your immune system.

First take care of the basics...The following suggestions help you stay proactive:

Exercise
Boosts the immune system. Moderation is key, however, as overly strenuous activity like running a marathon can actually compromise immunity.
 
Sleep
Aim for a full eight hours each and every night.The body uses this critical downtime to make all kinds of immune system chemicals.
 
Cleanliness
Wash your hands often. Carry a mini travel-size hand sanitizer with you in your car or purse.
 
Moisture
Water keeps your mucous membranes moist and healthy. Drink plenty of bottled water and use a vaporizer in your bedroom if the air is dry.
 
Stress
Quickly depresses the immune system. Learn to manage stress in personally effective ways. Some people meditate, others take long walks, while still others soak in a hot tub sprinkled with essential oil of lavender. Find the activity that helps you cope with the ups and downs of daily living.
 
Fresh Air
Try to get some fresh air and sunshine each day far from any pollution like car exhaust. It goes without saying to avoid tobacco and second hand smoke as much as humanly possible.
 
Diet
Simply stated, stay away from sugar! A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but you might not even need it if you refrain from sugar, a sure immunity buster. Instead load up on lots of fresh, juicy fruits and vegetables.
 

Article contributed with thanks to Dr Mom Homeopathy. Visit Dr Mom for more information about products to keep you healthy.
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