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Se préparer naturellement à l’arrivée de l’automne

Prepare naturally for the arrival of fall

Autumn is the season of flamboyant colors, but also of shorter days and falling temperatures. As this seasonal transition can have an impact on your health, it is essential to prepare yourself well.

How to maintain good energy levels? How to keep germs at bay? Here are some tips for staying in shape, naturally.

Have a healthy lifestyle

When the days get shorter, it's tempting to spend more time under the covers. Since darkness is conducive to the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep, autumn encourages us to go to bed early, rest and recharge our batteries. On the other hand, after a good night's sleep, it is not recommended to hang out in bed too long. Not deviating from your routine is essential to health.

Physical activity is another key to entering fall smoothly. Exercise helps maintain good energy levels and strengthens the immune system against the microbes that multiply at this time of year. The good news is that it only takes a short period of physical activity (a few minutes) to stimulate the circulation of immune cells in the blood.

Running, walking, cycling and team sports are still very good in cool weather. For people who are cold, swimming in an indoor pool and yoga classes can be a good alternative to outdoor activities.

Enjoy the harvest

Fall coincides with the harvest of both flavorful and nutrient-rich produce, including squash, apples and nuts. Almonds, brown rice, green vegetables, citrus fruits, meat and fish are also indicated for a diet rich in vitamins C, B6, B9 and B12, magnesium and iron. At the same time, try to reduce your consumption of alcohol, sugar, dairy products, red meat and any other sources of saturated fat.

Finally, don't forget the importance of vitamin D, essential for bone health, maintaining muscle function and strengthening the immune system. In northern countries, such as Canada, the risk of vitamin D deficiency threatens the population since the sun's rays are necessary to synthesize it. Even with a good diet, Canadians may be deficient in this essential vitamin. The solution? Take vitamin D3 supplements. 

Purify indoor air to experience the change of season

If the drop in light is affecting you, the crisp air might just lift your spirits! Every day, open the windows for about ten minutes to allow fresh air in and stale air out. By doing so, you will help eliminate germs and maintain a healthy atmosphere inside your home.

Aromatherapy is another way to increase your well-being throughout the fall. By using a diffuser, you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils in every room of your home. For example, eucalyptus and lemon oils can help purify the air and promote relaxation. Indeed, lemon essential oil (citrus limon) is an atmospheric antiseptic, and eucalyptus globulus essential oil helps relieve cold and flu symptoms thanks to its expectorant, antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Strengthening the immune system with homeopathy

As fall arrives, respiratory viruses rage. Fortunately, the immune system is not alone in its fight against these viruses; Several organs and glands in the human body actually play a role in detecting intruders in the body and fighting pathogens.

The thymus: a gland essential to the functioning of the immune system

Located very close to the heart, the thymus is involved in the maturation of T lymphocytes, these cells essential to the immune response against viruses. To help regulate and harmonize the functioning of the thymus, the whole family can take Thymo Protection at a rate of one dose per week.

Prevent the flu

The flu (influenza) usually begins to spread around October. The influenza virus is constantly undergoing small changes, so if you had the flu last year, your antibodies won't necessarily protect you against the active strain this year.

The solution? Influenzinum Protection , a natural product prepared in homeopathic dilution from the influenza strain that is included in this year's flu vaccine, can prepare you to fight seasonal flu. As the name suggests, it can be used as a preventative measure during critical periods.

The virtues of echinacea

Echinacea is known to strengthen the immune system and help prevent infections. Because they stimulate the production of lymphocytes, macrophages and interferons, which are all cells of the immune system, Echinacea drops can help defend against colds and flu.

Other natural products, such as Maxiforce ampoules , also contain echinacea, but also ginseng and alfalfa to give energy and spirulina to supplement iron intake. One ampoule per day is enough to feel more dynamic.

Colloidal silver: a natural antimicrobial

A complete natural products pharmacy also includes colloidal silver , a preparation with antimicrobial properties due to its silver oxide content which, when dissolved in water, releases ions destabilizing the metabolism of bacteria.

Certainly, the change of season brings its share of health challenges, but with appropriate preparation, the pleasures of this fresh and colorful season will take over. Take care of yourself, maintain your good lifestyle habits and enjoy the treasures that fall has in store for you!