Enjoy the Warm Weather

January 19, 2018

While some parts of the US have had blankets of snow, others are having an unseasonably warm winter. Take advantage of the health benefits of the warm weather: get outside and move around!

If you normally suffer from the winter blues or even full blown seasonal depression, this could be an easier winter for you. Warmer weather makes it easier to get a daily dose of Vitamin D, and to regulate your circadian rhythm with a little bit of sunshine. Vitamin D is also important for your immune system (among many other benefits), which is especially helpful during this nasty cold and flu season.

Getting out can make working exercise into your day easier, since walking, yardwork, and general outdoor fun all count. If you overdo it after too much time indoors (or from time being sick from this cold and flu season) get fast relief from Dakota Muscle Relief. With a hot/cool sensation, Dakota Muscle Relief works to soothe sore muscles, joints, and to even ease tension headaches, migraines, and more.

Compare Dakota Muscle Relief to similar products. Dakota Muscle Relief has a short list of recognizable ingredients—others have a long complicated list of chemicals and preservatives. When you use Dakota Muscle Relief, it smells of peppermint, then quickly fades away. Other brands leave you with a lingering medicinal smell. Dakota Muscle Relief is generally a better, higher quality option, especially when you consider everything applied to your skin gets absorbed and processed by the body!

Take advantage of the sunshine, and patch over and muscle aches and tension with support from natural Dakota Muscle Relief.

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Spirulina is a superfood tightly packed with vitamins, minerals, strong antioxidants. It’s known for being a good source of protein, and a vegan source of iron as well as all 8 essential amino acids. Spirulina is such an efficient food, it was even included in the diet of astronauts.

What is spirulina? It’s green algae, just another super plant. But it’s not some new fad, spirulina was once a staple part of the diet of coastal humans (especially in the Americas). If you’re trying to eat more plants, or just want nutritional support while you alter your eating habits, include spirulina.

Let’s start with one of the best things about spirulina: it’s a natural, vegan source of iron. It’s important to get iron from food sources like spirulina, because iron supplements (the processed kind, not the food derived kind) have been shown to be bad for your overall health when taken for an extended period of time. If you eat meat, there are lots of ways to boost your iron, but if you have dietary restrictions like being vegetarian or vegan, having a go-to source to boost your numbers is critical. Most people will be told to get more iron in their diet at some point, if you can’t get it through food like liver, do it from a food source like spirulina, which you can get as a supplement.

Then there are all the vitamins and minerals in spirulina. Even in a balanced diet, there can often be gaps—the soil in California is not the same as in Florida. Minerals in particular vary, and can often be missing as they become depleted from over-farmed soil. Add them back in with the variety found in spirulina.

Get the many benefits to having a superfood like spirulina in your diet with Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina.

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This flu season is pretty bad; the flu shot had a misstep, and a particularly virulent strain of flu (H3N2) is circulating. We had some warning since our flu season follows Australia’s, but there have still been a lot of younger, healthier people getting caught by flu.

And yet, people who were born before 1968 are more at risk for flu this year. The reason is that the first flu strains we encounter during childhood heavily influence our future immunological response/preparedness; people born before 1968 were most likely to have been first exposed to either H1N1 or H2N2. They would have most benefited from a functioning vaccine this year to help their immune systems to prepare for exposure to a new strain of flu.

It gets worse. Besides not having immune system memory for this year’s flu strain, people born before 1968 are 50+ years old… meaning they are starting to have naturally weakened immune systems just from aging.

Everyone is different, though. The person who eats well, sleeps enough, and combats stress will do better than people with other factors for a weakened immune system like chronic illness, sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress.

You can help strengthen your immune system by following the basic tenets of good health and getting enough sleep, good nutrition, and exercise. You can also support your immune system with extra support from colloidal silver.
And don’t forget to follow flu prevention by frequently washing your hands, running a humidifier, and avoiding the crowds.

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One nice thing about the basic habits of good health (nutrition, sleep, and exercise) is that success at one leads to gains in the others. When you exercise regularly, you’re more likely to crave fruits and veggies, and more likely to be tired at night and sleep well. Eating well is less likely to disturb sleep, and makes picking up an exercise habit easier. And, according to a new study, sleeping well/more will naturally help you to eat less sugar and junk/processed foods. Read more about sleep…

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The worst is over. You got through flu-like symptoms (AKA a virus like cold, croup, pertussis, or flu itself). The sneezing, coughing, aches and fatigue that knocked you out, the fever when it peaked, it’s behind you… mostly. With many viruses, coughing, clogged, green-mucus filled sinuses, fatigue and other symptoms can linger, sometimes for up to three months. But don’t get used to them and ignore it… keep treating those flu-like symptoms! Read more about flu-like symptoms…

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