Keeping Your Immune System Strong: Dr. N's March 2020 Newsletter
While it’s not officially spring, these sunny March days are a welcome change and lift my spirits. In this newsletter I want to talk to you about how to overcome the fear of getting sick, some super exciting new changes in the YL compensation plan, the really cool March promos, extra freebies and an Immune Support Protocol. Plus, I’m already planning for our Spring Launch, formerly the Live Your Passion Rally.
During the winter months, it’s not uncommon for people to be more fearful of getting sick. We are cooped up indoors longer, with less opportunities to enjoy the healing power of nature. This year has been even more frightful with an increase in flu cases of and the coronovirus epidemic plaguing the globe. While we don’t know much about this virus—how it is transmitted and how to avoid it—we do know the basics about keeping our immune systems in tiptop shape. Besides washing our hands and surfaces often, using Thieve hand sanitizer, coughing in your elbow and avoiding those who are obviously sick, the key is keeping your immune system strong so it can do its job. Here’s my six tips for staying healthy all year round.
1) Breathe deeply - The body needs oxygen that comes from the simple act of breathing. Of course toxins in the air can compromise the quality of that air. Many wonder about wearing masks, but masks can leak and it’s not know how much the mask can protect against the tiniest particle. What you can do is avoid known toxins in your personal care and cleaning products. Avoid smoke in any form—in clouding candles. In your home of office, diffuse pure, therapeutic essential oils that only contain the purest plant form possible. When away from home, apply a drop of essential oil to the hands, rub together and cup over the nose to make a scent tent. My favorite immune boosting oils are any of the citrus oils (lemon, lime, orange, tangerine) and, of course, Thieves blend.
2) Eat clean food- Food provides the nutrients the body needs to repair, replenish and nourish. The closer the food is to it’s original state, the more your body will maximize that food. Unfortunately, today, it’s almost impossible to get all the nutrients your body needs from even the most organic produce. Everyone needs to supplement the diet. I use the Master Formula, the closest supplement to real food that I know. I also take a Super B and Super C.
3) Move often - Our bodies were made to move. It’s not necessary to be in the gym an hour a day. Simply walk more. Be intentional about taking walking breaks throughout the day, 10 minutes at a time will do wonders. If you are having problems with stiff joints or soar muscles, try rubbing some PanAway, Deep Relief, or Wintergreen on the area before you walk. If your skin is sensitive, use a little almond, coconut or V-6 oil with the essential oils. I also find relief with the Cool Azul pain cream. It has the benefits of the pure plants without any synthetic fillers or additive.
4) Meditate daily -This is not as easy as it sounds. I find it hard to just sit still for 10 minutes. If you are fidgety or have a monkey mind, you might find my 10-practice helpful. I place a few drops of my favorite essential oil on my palm. I use Valor when I need confidence and Clarity when I need to focus. I rub my palms together and cup them over my nose. I breathe into the count of 4, hold my breath for 4 and breath out to the count of 4 and hold for 4. I repeat this 10 times and then start over.
Others may find a gratefulness mediation to be beneficial. Simply While you’re deep breathing into your scent tent, name 10 things that make you grateful
5) Release negativity -This often forgotten key to health reminds us to release negative emotions, thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve us. Sometimes we just need to be aware of negative thoughts that are robbing our energy. Other times we may need to do a deeper emotional release to rid ourselves of deep seated emotions that are buried in our bodies. As I’ve been working on this, I use the Release blend and ask God to reveal any emotions, thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve me. This is where I’m discovering the fears that have often interrupted my joy and happiness. I’m learning to slowly release these fears.
6) Rest nightly- There is no substitute to sleep. We cannot be constantly sleep deprived and expect to make it up on the weekend. The body needs rest during each night to restore and reset. Yes, the body needs eight hours to do it’s healing magic at night. On nights I need a little help, I find that the essential oil gel cap Sleep Essence or the ImmuPro tablets are a simple, non-addicting, non-pharmaceutical way to aid my sleep.
Remember, the body is designed to heal itself. Supporting your immune system using these tips will decrease your risk of getting sick. Here’s to a healthier you!
FROM MY BOOKSHELF: IMMUNE SUPPORT PROTOCOL
Jen O’Sullivan in her Supplements Desk Reference offers the following Immune Support Protocol (p. 55)
Inner Defense - 1 tablet before breakfast
NingXia Red - Drink 1-2 ounces
Super C -Take 1-2 tablets before breakfast
Olive essential -Take 1 capsule with breakfast
NingXia Red – Drink 1-2 ounces
Super C Chewables - Take 1 chewable tablet with dinner
Life 9 - Take 1 capsule 2-3 hours after dinner on an empty stomach
ImmuPro – Take 1 chewable tablet 30 minutes before bed and at least an hour after taking Life 9
This month is a great time to revisit your 3-month personalized plan. Give me a call and let’s set up you personal coaching session.
Empowering your to live healthfully and abundantly,