Every year I feel like Fall just sneaks up on me. I’m coasting along, enjoying my summer and loving the sun and then bam, kids are back in school, the days are shorter, and full-time seasonal holiday promotion has happened at every store. As life around me gains momentum in football season, Halloween decor, and midterm exams, we use this time to build momentum in the way we take care of our bodies. I want my family to not triumph during this season with true Fall Wellness. It becomes easy to do this when our bodies are using the right supplements. (Read about the essential oils we use in the post here.)
If you grew up like I did, it may seem overwhelming that we need so many more supplements to stay healthy then the days of the last century. While there are many factors that support to why, that will have to be a different post for a different day. For now, suffice it to say, staying out of the doctor’s office during the fall and winter is key for me. We have found when we flood our bodies with great stuff that we maintain year-round wellness. Let’s dive in!
I highly suggest grabbing Inner Defense to have on hand this winter! If you have a big event coming up, start using these daily to boost the immune system. They are also great to have on hand for when you start getting that icky feeling! You don’t need to take these forever. Just times when you feel like you need a little inner defense. Because these are so potent you don’t want to cause your system to create natural immunity. So use these just when you need reinforcements. 🙂 These are a liquid softgels which dissolve quickly for maximum results. You can take 1 capsule daily in a.m. or take 1 capsule 3-5 times daily when stressed. (For best results, use Life 5™ probiotic 8 hours later to maintain all that good gut bacteria!)
I cannot stress how important vitamin C is during this time of year. The fact sheet on Vitamin C from NIH states, “Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Humans, unlike most animals, are unable to synthesize vitamin C endogenously, so it is an essential dietary component.”
The Super C supplement is critical because it supports your Immune System. Incredibly, there are 1300 mg of Vit C in one tablet. If you only took 1 Vit C per day vs. 5 you may take of other brands, you’d still be way ahead of the game! The quality is the difference – you’re actually going to absorb this stuff.
Super C not only contains 2,166% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C per serving, but it is also fortified with rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, and minerals to balance electrolytes and enhance the effectiveness and absorption of vitamin C. The essential oils that are added may also increase bioflavonoid activity. Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins required by our bodies. The ingredients in Super C play a role in normal immune and circulatory functions, help to strengthen connective tissues, and promote overall health, vitality, and longevity. Because our bodies cannot manufacture vitamin C, we can benefit by consuming this powerful antioxidant daily.
So much of maintaining wellness during the fall and winter is based on the ability to get a good night’s sleep and to avoid all the sugar and sweets. Well enter ImmuPro. ImmuPro has been specially formulated to provide exceptional immune system support when combined with a healthy lifestyle and adequate sleep to support the body’s needs.
This power-packed formula combines naturally-derived immune-supporting Ningxia wolfberry polysaccharides with a unique blend of reishi, maitake, and agaricus blazei mushroom powders to deliver powerful antioxidant activity to help reduce the damaging effects of oxidative stress from free radicals. ImmuPro provides zinc and selenium for proper immune function along with other chelated minerals which emerging science suggests are more easily absorbed by the body. It also delivers melatonin which encourages restful sleep by promoting the body’s natural sleep rhythm. So you just take this only as you need it, at bedtime. One tablet is often plenty, and you should not exceed 2 tablets per day.
THIEVES COUGH DROPS
Without fail, ever fall I find my self with a sore throat. I’m so thrilled to have a safe, natural, over-the-counter cough drop that can relieve a cough and soothe a sore throat.Young Living’s Thieves Cough Drops combine a variety of natural ingredients, including natural menthol that aids in the cooling of nasal passages and Young Living’s 100 percent pure therapeutic-grade essential oils that provide a sweet and spicy flavor. This formula is made without sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives.
Do you want want to stay well? Then you need a clean home! I talked about Thieves in an earlier post as an incredible immune support. There is a whole line of Thieves products including oral care, laundry detergent, dish soap, hand wash, and a household cleaner that you can use on literally everything such as fruit and veggies, your dog, counters, windows, mirrors (and it does not smear) and toilets… all in one cleaner!
So check this out…..as a wholesale member you can buy a 14.4 oz bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner for $22. When you make a General Purpose dilution of the cleaner it cost ONLY 45 CENTS for a 16 oz bottle! You get THIRTY bottles of cleaner out of that one $22 bottle. I use it on all of these areas in my home: stainless steel, granite, floors, mirrors, bathrooms and I’ve even put a cap full of it into my laundry machine when I ran short of laundry soap!
Wow. This vitamin has everything you could ever want. You know how some companies have capsules that are full of fruit and veggies? While other companies focus more on the minerals and supplements? With Master Formula you get it all in ONE box from ONE company! Each day is a self-contained, easy to take on the road packet, with three capsules.
–The first capsule is a Liquid capsule and has your Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and your Essential oil blend of: Turmeric, Cardamom, Clove, Fennel and Ginger. Yes – you read that – TUMERIC essential oil!
–The second capsule is a Powder capsule and contains all B vitamins and your Mineral chelates: Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium and Molybdenum.
–Last is the pressed-powder Caplet. This contains the SpectraTM Fruit, Vegetable, and Herb Blend: Broccoli, onion, camu camu, apple, tomato, açai, elderberry, carrot, mangosteen, black currant, raspberry, bilberry, kale, garlic and other food extracts all in that capsule.
–These capsules also contain Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, Choline AND a gut-supporting prebiotic!
***I love that Dr. Dan Purser said this about Master Formula recently: Master Formula is awesome for people that are MTHFR by birth. Great baseline vitamin.
Ok. If you read this far, I can’t let you go without letting you know about my favorite oily product during the fall. This one does just what it says it does. This is a blend of four powerful varieties of eucalyptus essential oils, plus Laurus nobilis, Rosehip, Peppermint, Copaiba, Blue Cypress, and Myrtle essential oils. I love this blend because of the Eucalyptus which has a fresh, penetrating scent and contains a high percentage of the constituent eucalyptol (a key ingredient in many mouth rinses), the Peppermint, and the Copaiba which is useful for minor irritations. You can apply this oil daily on your neck and chest. Breathe Again maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. Prevention is key during the winter so use Breathe Again on a daily basis.
And because it’s Fall and I want you to avoid the crazy toxins that can be found in most candles and room deodorizers, I will leave you with these diffuser recipes for you to have your house smelling wonderful all season long!
What are some things you do to maintain Fall Wellness?
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