Supplements to Boost Immunity

January 9, 2019

During this time of year, when the weather gets colder (and then warmer and then colder) is it prime time to catch a cold. 
 
 
 
Everyone is sniffling and sneezing around you and all I want to do is tell everyone to keep their germs away from me! 
 
 
 
But instead of wanting to spray everyone around you with lysol it’s best to start building up your own immunity. 
 
 
 
The best way to prevent the common cold is to support your immunity. Here are some of the top supplements to start taking now to help prevent you and your family from getting sick this winter. 
 
 
 
Zinc - great track record for acute treatment of cold, reducing duration and severity. Vegetarians may need as much as 50% more zinc due to the lower absorption of zinc from plant foods.
 

Vitamin C-has been shown to support the immune system and studies have shown to improve systems and shorten the the duration of the common cold and respiratory tract infections. 
 
 
NAC- N-acetylcysteine is a precursor to glutathione. Glutathione is a major antioxidant in the body that helps to remove toxins and support immunity. Many things like medications, alcohol, etc. can deplete glutathione stores and leave you susceptible to a weakened immune system and diseases like cancer. 
 
Taking NAC daily can help to increase glutathione stores and help to keep the body healthy and the immune system doing it’s job to ward off illness.
 
 
Elderberry-Well-known for supporting treatment for colds and influenza. Experiments show elderberry is active against numerous bacterial respiratory pathogens.
 

Vitamin D has a huge impact in many elements of the immune system. A growing number of studies find that low levels of vitamin D is associated with an increase of URIs, pneumonia, influenza, etc. In short, vitamin D is at its lowest in the winter so it is important to supplement. If you already have a vitamin D deficiency, take 5000 IU per day for 8 weeks. A good maintenance dose is 2000-3000 IU per day. 
 
 
Magnesium Low levels of magnesium is most prevalent around this time (about 48% of US populations does not meet daily requirement for magnesium) and it is a major driver of inflammation. 300-400 mg a day for most of us is sufficient.
 
 

Two supplements by Innate Response that can be found HERE have most of these ingredients together are in one supplement. 
 
 
 
 
Immune Response
 
This product contains 4 major ingredients crucial for boosting your immunity. Vitamin C which helps to increase the immune response in the body, Reishi and maitake mushrooms - the beta-glucans in these mushrooms have powerful effects on the immune system and this is widely used in Asia as both food and medicine. Arabinogalactan & astragalus root - great for priming your immune system to fight. This product contains therapeutic potencies. 
 

Acute Defense
 
While Immune Response is great for prevention, this product, Acute Defense is great for when we actually feel the cold coming in. It is composed of very reliable ingredients, such as Zinc, Andrographis, Echinacea, Elderberry & Vitamin D.
 
 
 
 
If you want to order professional-grade supplements and the best natural body care products, sign up for my online dispensary HERE
 

Supplements to Help Recover From the Holiday Season

January 3, 2019



I’m not sure about you, but I am grateful to have had a great holiday and New Year but also happy to get back to a normal schedule again. 


I love all of the holiday parties and spending time with my family and fun but it can definitely make me feel a little run down over time. 


If you are feeling like me and looking to recover from the holidays here are some supplements that can help you. 


Sleep & Stress


Between holiday crowds, the increasing number of commitments and the impending vi...


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Surviving the Stress of the Holiday Season

December 27, 2018


Spending time with family, shopping to get everyone presents, eating out and sleeping less are all things that can lead to extra stress over the holiday season.
For some people the holidays can cause added stress to your life and affect your well-being. Here are some simple tips to help you manage stress over the holiday season. 

Stress cannot only cause havoc on your life, but also your body. Stress can be a reason that you are not losing weight and have many other negative side effects. Tr...


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Relief from PMS

November 28, 2018

It must be that time…



I’m not sure about you, but I can not stand when you act a little cranky and someone automatically blames it on being that time of the month, you know what I mean girl? 




Did you know that you don’t need to suffer from PMS systems? 




Here are some of my suggestions to help reduce PMS systems so you don’t have to punch the next person who accuses you of having your period the next time you act a little cranky! 



• Practice good sleep habits; get between 8-9 hours of sl...


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Supplements for Breast Health

October 25, 2018



October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month but I choose to look at it as a time to educate on proper breast health. 



As important as proper nutrition is for good for breast health you can read about my nutrition recommendation here.


I believe supplementation is just as important. 




Here are some of my top recommendations for Supplements that Support Breast Health 


Vitamin D our body makes Vitamin D from the sun and some foods like fatty fish, eggs, and walnuts. However, if you live in...


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Detox Your Home

October 14, 2018





If you have been working hard on making better lifestyle changes in your life with diet and exercise you may be missing out on making healthier changes to your home. 



Did you know the environment in which we live in is just as important to our health and wellbeing as the food and lifestyle we lead?




Here are some of my tips on how to detox your home to live a healthier life! 




DITCH: Shoes in your home




SWITCH: Make your home a no shoe zone!  



Think about it, you walk around all day ...


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Fall into Great Skin!

October 14, 2018




With the changing of the seasons, your skin care regime should also reflect some changes too. 


Cooler weather in fall means less humidity in the air and less moisture for you skin. 




The time of year is also a great time to focus on repairing the damage your skin has been exposed to all summer long. 




Here are my top suggestions for Fall Perfect Skin! 




Clean the slate. After months of constant sun exposures during the summer our skin can take little bit of a beating. 


Sun exposure, hormon...


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How to Detox and Balance Your Hormones after Partying too Much!

September 16, 2018



Now that Summer is over and you may have had a little too many drinks and indulged a little too much over the last few months and may be feeling a little more lethargic than usaul. 



I wanted to share some of my secrets about how to detox and balance your hormones after a little too much partying. 



Increase the following foods in your diet:



Eggs and other lean proteins like turkey and salmon all contain protein that helps to support the liver (the liver helps to detox anything toxic in y...


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Let the Sun Shine

August 22, 2018


Have I told you before how much I love summer and sunshine? 



Now the sun is shining and we are in the think of summer it’s important to understand the benefits and dangers of sun exposure.  



Getting sun exposure is essential and extremely important for production of Vitamin D.  The danger of sun exposure comes when you let yourself get burned.  Sun exposure should be used intelligently and  we should learn to not let our sun exposure lead to sun burns.



Vitamin D is an important nutrients that ...


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Staying Healthy When Traveling

July 3, 2018



It’s always much easier to stay on a routine when you are home but when you are traveling it is easy to be thrown off your regular daily schedule. 


With the holiday weekend coming up and Summer being a busy time of travel I wanted to share my tips on how to keep your skin glowing and body healthy and fit when you are traveling. 


 

Travel Prep:



Increase your intake of omega-3's a couple of days prior to send off to protect your skin cells from stress and dehydration. 


Get your Omega 3 ...


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