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Immune Optimizing Preparations: To help you go into the Fall healthy
Get those defenses up and keep staying healthy.
As we approach the cold and flu season, NOW is the time to get our Immune Optimizing routines in order.
The following are different at-home preparations for Immune Optimizing tips that you can make to help your body navigate this season of cold, flu and virus.
Ingredients: 8 oz squeeze bottle, 1 tsp sea salt, water or use a Neti pot kit
Preparation: Warm the water and salt (ensure it’s not too warm or this may cause nasal irritation) Setting: Bend over your sink and look straight down at the sink basin while turning your head to a 45 degree angle. Tip the squeeze bottle into your nostril until the liquid runs through your sinuses and leaves the other nostril. (Search Neti Pot Instructions online for clearer instructions).
This can be done, alternating with sinus rinse. Example: Steam inhalation-monday, sinus rinses-tuesday, etc.
Ingredients: pot of water, 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Preparation: Boil a pot of water on the stove. Once boiled, remove from heat and add 2 drops of essential oil. Cover head with towel and place face in the steam. Close eyes, breathe in and out with nose for 30sec to up to 1 minute as tolerated.
CAYENNE, HONEY & LEMON TEA
Ingredients: 1 whole lemon, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp honey, 3 ½ cups water
Preparation: Boil the above ingredients together for upwards of 10 minutes and strain when finished
Setting/Frequency: Drink this tea three times per day.
Ingredients: 1 head of cabbage, 2 cucumbers, 2 oranges and 1 cup of dandelion greens.
Preparation: Juice the above ingredients and pour into a glass
Setting/Frequency: Drink 3 glasses daily
ANTIOXIDANT-RICH NUT MIX
Ingredients: Pine nuts, goji Berries, blueberries (dried) and Brazil nuts
Preparation: Mix together each ingredient to taste preference
Setting/Frequency: Eat once daily as a snack, keep recommended calorie count in mind with consumption of this mixture.
Don’t forget about the sauna!
Daily sauna use can dramatically help your overall health, clear toxins, and support your immune system.
Keep in mind that there are various ways you can take care of your body and start your preparations to bolster your immune health the best chance at fighting illnesses and functioning properly. These include avoiding smoking and taking drugs (that aren’t prescribed by a doctor), which are known for depleting the body’s qi and weakens it.
Start with the basics:
exercise, eat right, sleep and stay hydrated to maintain your body’s balance.
If you need an added boost, we are here to help! Our Immune Boost Program is back and is very popular to help people stay and feel healthy going into the cold and flu season. Give us a call today at (425) 686-4498 to learn how we can help!
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc
- Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
- Master’s Degree in Chemistry
Northern Arizona University
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