Are You Surviving Winter? Try this…

Ill Young Woman Blowing Nose

Happy 2015!

The New Year is here and with it brings dreams, goals, fresh starts and the promise of so much to come over the year.

It’s an exciting time and you are ready to tackle it with a fresh perspective and renewed energy.

Except that…you’re sick.

The pressures of the holiday season, combined with the extra slices of pie you ate and the few too many glasses of wine, have put you right in the war path of Aunt Betty’s winter cold. One day later and you’re laying in bed, nose raw from incessantly blowing it, and feeling peeved you’re not able to throw yourself into all that 2015 holds.

It’s a common predicament around the holiday season, and especially in winter as bugs and flus abound, and it becomes easier to exercise less and eat more comfort food.

Fortunately, it’s not too late to turn your winter experience around by boosting your immunity for the rest of the season and year.

Today we want to share our three top choices for giving your immune system an immediate boost, and getting you back on the path towards health more quickly…and to prevent you getting sick in the first place!

Astragalus Extract

A perfect all rounder for strengthening your immune system and preventing and reducing the effects of colds and flus. Here’s a quick article on Astragalus in the Huffington Post sharing some of its many benefits, especially in the cold season.

  • Quickly and effectively strengthens the immune system
  • Increases white blood count, which means you are less likely to become sick
  • Supports healthy circulation and cardiovascular health
  • Helps boost metabolism, energy and endurance levels
  • A powerfully nourishing herb for liver and kidney health

Learn more about Astragalus here.

Reishi Mushroom Extract

One of the most powerful plants in the world for strengthening the immune system and building overall health.

  • One of the most powerful plants for immune defense
  • Potent support for autoimmune conditions, viruses, inflammation and allergies
  • Eases stress and tension, and calms the mind and nervous system
  • Protects the cardiovascular system
  • Supports and protects the liver

Learn more about Reishi here.

BarleyGrass Juice Extract

BarleyGrass Juice is one of the most nutritionally rich foods in nature and quickly alkalizes the body, helping to ward off colds and flus and shorter sickness duration.

  • Balances the pH level (the alkalinity) of the body very quickly, making your body stronger
  • Helps prevent sickness and disease
  • Significantly strengthens the immune system and overall health of the body
  • Helps to break down fats in the body and balance weight
  • Increases energy and digestive function
  • Improves the health of skin, hair and nails

Learn more about BarleyGrass Juice here.

We love to use each of these herbs daily in winter or any time we are experiencing additional stress or exposure to bugs. It gives you a strong line of defense against all the stressors you face in winter, and all year long.

We love to use each of these herbs daily in winter or any time we are experiencing additional stress or exposure to bugs. It gives you a strong line of defense against all the stressors you face in winter, and all year long. Try out this delicious recipe which uses both Astragalus and Reishi Extracts to get you started!

By Casey on January 8, 2015 : (Read more from Casey)

Great Recipes HERE