Aromatic spices tend to enhance digestion, reducing the tendency for post-meal gas and bloating. Most of the aromatics are also anti-inflammatory and have some blood sugar lowering effect. Chai tea is the quintessential aromatic blend. There are a number of decaf and sugar-free chai blends available, and include herbs like cinnamon, cardamon, clove, fennel, orange peel, turmeric, and ginger.
Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to support immune health. Using hot and cold water in succession can enhance the movement of blood and lymph, helping your body deliver nutrients and carry wastes more effectively — keeping you healthier and more resistant to colds and flus. This technique, called contrast hydrotherapy, can be especially helpful if you are feeling run down or chronically fatigued, though it’s also great for general enhancement of immune health.
Tips to Improve Your Allergic Threshold
- Stay hydrated! As the weather becomes cooler, some people tend to drink less water even though they need it. Our bodies need water to deliver nutrients, flush out waste, and to maintain healthy mucous membranes.
- Reduce inflammation with essential fatty acids, in the form of chia seeds, fish oil, and leafy greens.
Is Grilled Food Bad For You?
What could be more natural, more primal than eating something cooked over a fire?
So how could grilled foods be unhealthy?
When most people think about sun protection, what comes to mind is either sunscreen or covering up. However, it’s not just what you put on your body that counts; what you put into your body can greatly impact your sun-sensitivity as well.
For many allergy sufferers, allergies flare in the fall season. Since allergies are so multifactorial, sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint a cause.
Common environmental causes of fall allergies include molds, ragweed pollen, smoke particulates from wood burning fireplaces, pet dander, agricultural dust and household dust-mites. With pollen allergies, it is recommended to keep your windows closed. However, with household allergies, irritants can get trapped inside the home and recirculate, so good ventilation is important. Making matters worse, most heating systems tend dry out the sinuses, increasing vulnerability to irritants.