Kinesiology • Reiki • Natural Remedies
Winter is officially here (if the icy weather is anything to go by!) and since everyone around me seems to be sniffling, coughing and dropping like flies, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite ‘easy peasy’ ways to help ward off the nasty winter bugs..
- Keep a bowl of chopped up Herbs & Baby Spinach in the fridge and sprinkle onto sandwiches and meals daily.
I use Basil, Coriander, Rocket, Watercress & Parsley.. depending on the mood my tastebuds are in.. Even the kids love it!
These little green wonders are powerhouses of Vitamin A and C, Zinc, Calcium, Iron and more..
- Keep Juicing!
I know its cold and all we want is a gi-normous mug of something hot & chocolatey, but your body needs it now more than ever!
My favorite blend for winter is 6 apples, 6 carrots, 1 beetroot, 4 large spinach leaves and a quarter lemon.. (makes 2 large glasses).
Builds the blood and immune system and cleanses the poor old liver to boot!
If you go organic in one area of your life, make it this one! Juicing with nutritious, pesticide-free fruit & veg is the best medicine.
- Make a pot of rooibos tea, throw in some organic ginger, cinnamon sticks, tumeric and steep for a few minutes. These warming spices are anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, increase circulation and balance blood sugar levels (to name but a few benefits).
I sometimes add a bit of honey and lemon.. orange slices are also good.
- Have regular baths with Epsom salts and Essential Oils.
Use 1 cup Epsom salt and 5 drops essential oil, disperse thoroughly and soak for 15 -20 minutes.
Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulphate) eases aches and pains, relaxes muscles and draws out toxins and negative energy.
Essential Oils have a multitude of benefits, affecting both physical and emotional health!
A few good ones for winter are Bergamot, Ginger, Rosemary, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Sweet Marjoram.