Fall is the season of flamboyant colours, but also that of shorter days and colder temperatures. As seasonal transitions can have an impact on your health, it’s essential to be well prepared.
Want to maintain good energy levels all season long and keep viruses at bay? Here are some tips to take care of your health naturally.
Foster a healthy lifestyle
As days get shorter, it’s tempting to spend more time in bed, darkness being conducive to the secretion of melatonin, a sleep-promoting hormone. Fall encourages us to go to bed early to recharge our batteries. However, after a good night’s sleep, it’s not recommended to lie too much in bed as deviating from your routine can have undesirable impacts on your health.
Physical activity is another key component to help you transition into fall smoothly. Exercise maintains good energy levels and strengthens the immune system against viruses that proliferate at this time of year. The good news is, it only takes a short period of physical activity (no more than a few minutes) to stimulate blood circulation and our immune cells.
Running, walking, cycling and team sports can all be done even in colder weather. For those who are always chilly, swimming at an indoor pool and yoga classes can be good alternatives.
Enjoy the harvest
Fall coincides with the harvests of tasty and nutrient-rich produce, including squash, apples and nuts. For a diet rich in vitamins C, B6, B9 and B12, magnesium and iron, incorporate almonds, brown rice, green vegetables, citrus fruits, meat and fish into your routine. Eating local grown produce and reducing the consumption of alcohol, sugar, dairy, red meat and any other source of saturated fat is the perfect way to stay healthy in preparation for the colder months.
Finally, do not forget the importance of vitamin D, which is essential for bone health, to maintain muscle function and strengthen the immune system. In northern countries, such as Canada, the risk of vitamin D deficiency is high as the sun’s rays are necessary to synthesize it. Even with a good diet, Canadians may lack this essential vitamin. The answer? Vitamin D3 supplements.
Purify your indoor air to prepare for the change of season
If the decrease in brightness affects you, the crisp air could cheer you up! Every day, open the windows for about 10 minutes to allow fresh air inside your home. Doing so will also help to eliminate germs and maintain a healthy atmosphere.
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 to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu thanks to its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Boost your immune system with homeopathy
With the arrival of fall comes respiratory viruses. Fortunately, the immune system is not alone in its fight; several organs and glands of the human body play an important role in detecting intruders and help fight pathogens.
The thymus: an essential gland essential for our immune system
Located very close to the heart, the thymus is a gland that intervenes in the maturation of T lymphocytes, which are essential for our immune response against viruses. Our Thymo Protection range helps regulate the thymus and can be used by the whole family.
Prevent the flu
Influenza usually begins to spread around October. Since the virus is constantly undergoing small changes, if you had the flu last year your antibodies won’t necessarily protect you from the active strain this year.
The solution? Our Influenzinum Protection! A natural homeopathic dilution of the influenza strain (which is used in the influenza vaccine of the current year), that can help your body fight the seasonal flu. As the name suggests, this product is to be used as a preventive measure during critical periods.
The virtues of echinacea
Echinacea is known to strengthen the immune system and help prevent infections. By stimulating the production of lymphocytes, macrophages and interferons, which are crucial for the immune system, our Echinacea drops can help your body defend itself against colds and the flu.
Other natural products, such as our Maxiforce bulbs, also contain echinacea, along with ginseng and alfalfa for an energy boost and spirulina to supplement iron intake. One bulb a day is enough to help you feel energized.
Colloidal silver: a natural antibacterial
Every natural pharmacy should include colloidal silver, thanks to its antibacterial properties, derived from silver oxide. This product is a must-have when it comes to fighting viruses.
This fall, take care of your health and maintain good habits to enjoy the season fully!
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