Cold & Flu Busting Tips

Seasonal changes affect the body's environment and with the wind, rain, and snow (not such an issue in Sydney) comes the colds, flu, aches, and pains. According to TCM, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can work together to throw your immune system off, allowing pathogens to affect your body.

Here are a few tips to staying healthy this winter:

Staying Healthy This Winter

Well winter is finally here. As we know this is the peak season for colds and flu so I thought it very timely to share with you some of my top tips to keep you and your family healthy this winter.

The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and conserve our strength.

Solutions for Inflammation

Safe & Natural Solutions

Fortunately there are many safe and effective options to reduce inflammation and pain. One such option which many people may be aware of is fish and krill oil. There are also a number of herbal medicines that offer safe and effective anti-inflammatory support. Some of my favourites include:

  • Boswellia is an Ayurvedic herb with a long history of use for pain relief and rheumatic and anti-inflammatory conditions. Boswellia can be used for all types of pain, but particularly arthritic or traumatic pain associated with inflammation. It has also been found to be effective for inflammatory bowel disease.

Detox Your Home Environment

Most of you are familiar with the concept of detoxifying your body to improve and maintain optimal health and wellness. I believe it is also essential to detox our home environment as you may not be aware that your home is one of the greatest sources of toxins.

Healthier Environment

With all the harmful chemicals in our environment, it is important to ensure that you are doing what you can to eliminate as many of them as you can.

Here are some top tips for a healthier home or office.

  • Ensure your home has good ventilation and air it regularly.

  • Clean air conditioning and gas heating vents regularly.

Unlock Your Child's Potential

Children are amazing little beings! Think about all that they achieve on a day to day basis and the development they undergo from the time they are born. Childhood achievements and developments largely contribute to their lifetime potential so it all begins now! We all hope for the best in our children, so they can be the happiest and healthiest possible. We also wish for them to get the most from their education and allow their developing brains the opportunity to soak up and retain an expanding wealth of knowledge and information in this world.

Prepare Your Body for the Cold Change

Autumn is a time of nurturing, building and supporting your organs for the cold change ahead. It is time to clear the heat of summer from your body in order to prepare our immune system for the Winter ahead. In traditional Chinese medicine Autumn affects the lung and large intestine meridian and the element metal. At this time the air tends to dry out and with this may bring symptoms like constipation. This season also affects our nasal passages leading to an increase in sinus, allergy and congestion ailments. The predominant emotion for Autumn is grief and sadness.

Cholesterol Essential for Life

Cholesterol is a type of fat that is vital for life. It is a building block for many metabolic processes in the body including making hormones, supporting cell structure and making bile and essential vitamins such as vitamin D. Cholesterol can be found in certain foods (e.g. meats, dairy products, eggs, seafood especially crustaceans), and is also made by your liver.

Lower Your Cholesterol

Is your cholesterol levels a problem? It is never too late to improve your health!

Outlined below are 5 simple steps you can take to help lower your cholesterol naturally. Some simple dietary and lifestyle modifications, along with appropriate supplementation, can add years to your life.

Happy Healthy New Year

With another new year upon us I thought it would be useful to provide some healthy tips to assist you to a healthy, happy new year. During the festive season you most likely indulged in alcohol and rich, sweet and fatty foods, increasing the toxic load for your poor livers to process. This can result in weight gain especially around the abdominal area, bloating, reflux, sluggishness and fatigue.