Tips for Getting Through Winter
Winter is cold and flu season. So many people resort to controversial
cod and flu shots (or immunisation) over winter. Not only is it very
debatable as to whether these work, relying on these completely misses
the point of health and wellness. That is, optimising your own body's
natural defence to disease. Over the past few years, the crew at Pine
Needle Products and many of our friends and family, have found some
highly effective options for reducing incidence of the dreaded winter
'lurgies and blues'.
Our incidence, or more appropriately lack of incidence, of colds, flu's, headaches, digestive upsets, and fatigue were the prime reasons for us setting up www.pineneedleproducts.com and it's supporting information site, www.pineneedleresearch.com
With winter rapdly approaching, we feel it's time to share some of these tips:
- Take 1 Bioeffective A capsule twice daily before meals as an anitoxidant, anti-microbial, immuno-stimulant and liver protector.
- Drink 3ml of Siberian Red daily (either in 1 litre of water or 1.5ml in a glass of water twice daily) as a powerful antioxidant with great iron levels.
- Have at least 2 saunas per week. Preferably with Bioeffective B. See www.pineneedleresearch.com for protocols for thermal or far-infrared saunas.
- Make sure your vitamin D levels are in the right range. Vitamin
D plays a major role in bone health and immune health. Research has
indicated most of us have low levels of vitamin D over winter.
- Exercise every day,with one rest day per week.
- Instead of eating large, infrequent meals, eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day with protein in each meal or snack to keep the blood sugar levels down and metabolism firing.
- Source carbohydrates from nutrient rich, fibre rich, low sugar sources; i.e. vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds and small amounts of 100% WHOLE grain carbohydrates.
- Eat plenty of essential fatty acids (good fats) which are great for the immune system. These are found in fatty fish, nuts and seeds, avocado, soy/tofu and healthy vegetable/nut/seed oils.
- Include plenty of warming foods such as soups, casseroles and warming herbs in cooking such as pepper, capsicum, chilli, coriander, ginger, cayenne.
- Listen to your body and trust your instincts.