Brrrr it’s cold here in the northeast and I’m sure there are places it is much colder. What with all the media about the flu epidemic there have been a lot of great posts about handling the symptoms with natural remedies without the need for flu shots. The internet has been buzzing with all kinds of tips and remedies this month!
Eat Nutrient Dense Foods in the Cold Weather
Have you ever heard of tongue tacos? I think I’ll try them! Oysters are another nutrient food and here is a traditional recipe for oyster stew. I think reindeer stew, a Finnish food, would also qualify as a traditional nutrient dense meal.
New Year Resolutions
Research has shown that a good night’s sleep will help you lose weight! There are other ways to lose weight without dieting as well. Going vegetarian is really not the answer, as that type of diet involves a lot of carbohydrates and not enough protein — to say nothing about the lack of important animal fats.
You might want to find out how to eat to increase your metabolism. One of the indications of a sluggish metabolism is cold hands and feet. If you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) you can read about the best diet for PCOS.
This time of the year calls for home remedies and natural colds and flu remedies. Being stuck inside, it’s important to consider the indoor air quality that you are breathing all day. If you do get sick, an Epsom salt detox bath can be very soothing.
Other ways to boost the immune system is to eat foods that contain probiotics, like fermented foods such as easy to make sauerkraut. Kombucha and kefir are also a very beneficial beverages to have each day.
Another tip is to include exercise in your day.
Most people are not aware that a chiropractic adjustment can improve the functioning of the immune system — just another reason to see a chiropractor.
The acid/alkaline balance in the body also affects the immunity and the ability to ward off pathogens.
If you have asthma or have a child with asthma there was a very good post about how to reverse child asthma.
Homemade Care Products
Makeup can be soooo toxic! How about making your own translucent powder?
Many people are also choosing to use water washing — washing without any soap or shampoo! I wonder how that is going?
By far possibly the most toxic personal care products are the hair dyes. I would like to try this natural hair dye to see how it works.
What about you? Would you try some of these tips? Leave a comment and let me know!