Spring has arrived!
Blossoms are on the trees, the birds are singing and the winds of change have been blowing. But along with the warm weather, come the pollens and molds, that can irritate seasonal allergies including hayfever and sinusitis!
Here are 10 key tips to help you in spring:
1. Mould protection is vital, as moulds emerge from their dormant winter state, as more sunshine emerges. De-clutter and clean, so dust is less likely to collect in drapery and carpets. Remove the clothes and shoes you wear through the day, before entering the bedroom.
2. Pet owners should bathe and brush their animals. This is because their fur holds onto pollen and other allergens that can exacerbate allergies.
3. Move more by adding a little extra exercise. This will kick start your metabolism and support your lymphatic and immune system.
4. Sweat it out by visiting a hot spa or take an Epsom salts bath. Your skin can sweat, which is a very effective detoxifier.
5. Alkalize your body by starting the day with a glass of lemon and hot water. Squeeze some lemon juice into hot water to cleanse toxins and add hydration.
6. Eat more vegetables and replace animal products with plant based alternatives. This will give your body a break from acidic foods, and help it become more alkaline.
7. Drop toxic products you are using on your body and in your household, so you are decreasing chemicals. They are loaded with carcinogens and other health destroying ingredients.
8. Vegetable juice daily made with fresh organic vegies, including dark green leafy ones, like kale, spinach and parsley. These needed nutrients will cleanse and alkalize your system.
9. Add immune boosters like fresh vegetables and low GI fruits, such as cherries and grapefruit. Eat live active probiotics, which are a beneficial form of gut bacteria, found in coconut yoghurt and kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut. Add foods high in vitamin C like citrus and berries, sulfur-rich cabbage, onions and garlic to boost immunity.
Essential oils that boost immunity include Lemon Tea Tree, Lemon Myrtle, Kunzea, Oregano, Orange, Eucalyptus, Peppermint Eucalyptus to name a few.
10. Avoid or cut down on coffee, sugar, excess alcohol, processed foods and chemical additives to help with spring fatigue.
Are you emerging gracefully into Spring?
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