Winter months are known to bring colds, respiratory infections and other problems. This is why it’s vital to boost your immune system and improve your health during winter. With your health intact and your immune system strong you don’t have to fear colds and other problems.
Here are the 5 natural ways to beat the winter blues and maintain optimal health during winter months:
1. Maintaining Healthy Gut Flora
One of the best ways to maintain optimal health during winter months is to have healthy gut flora. While some of the most common problems in winter are cold, flu and respiratory infections, digestive problems can create imbalance in your system. This is particularly problematic if you use antibiotics, since they can kill beneficial gut flora, causing more trouble.
In order to prevent these problems, it’s vital to maintain healthy gut flora. The best way to do it is through natural probiotic containing beneficial flora. Many of these products also come with pre-biotic (food for the probiotic) so the flora can thrive and help you maintain optimal digestive health.
We offer several brands of probiotic that are designed to meet your nutritional needs and keep your gut flora balanced: Nts Health Probiotic drinks, Nuferm Probiotic powder and Healthy Essential Probiotic capsules.
Another good way to maintain healthy gut flora is to drink kefir, a natural probiotic. This is a fermented milk drink originating in the Caucasian Mountains near Turkey, where it’s been used as a natural remedy for centuries. Kefir is a powerful source of beneficial gut flora and yeasts that will help you maintain healthy digestive system. We stock Nature’s Goodness Kefir sachets for making a healthy kefir drink.
2. Oregano Oil or Capsule Form
Oregano oil is a natural antibiotic and can be used as a powerful tonic for general health. Oregano oil offers a quick relief from cold, respiratory conditions and flu. It provides a powerful boost to the immune system to keep you healthy through the winter. Oregano oil can also be used for relieving rheumatic pain, improving circulation and treating fungal infections.We offer oregano oil in both capsule and oil form for your convenience. We stock organic, GMO-free brand of oregano oil and oregano capsules.
3. Natural Vapour Chest Rub
Natural vapour chest rub is a winter essential. It will keep you warm, improve your circulation and help you breathe better. A gentle balm can be used even on the most delicate and sensitive skin. A good vapour rub should be carefully formulated to contain only natural, pure and organic ingredients, such as sunflower and jojoba oil, lavender and peppermint. Gentle vapour rubs are soothing and can keep you warm and relaxed.
We offer a high-quality Little Innoscents Winter Blues Balm vapour rub. This gentle balm has NO petrochemicals, which makes it a healthier option than the greasy, petroleum-based products. It is 100% natural and suitable for children.
4. Olive Leaf Extract Liquid and Lollies
Olive leaves offer numerous health benefits: fever relief, healing properties and a boost to the immune system. They are also great for protecting the heart and cardiovascular system. It is therefore not surprising that olive leaves have been used as natural remedies all across the world. Olive leaves offer a protection against winter colds and other health problems.
Olive leaf extract liquid and Olive Leaf lollies are made for people in today’s busy world. They keep you protected without demanding any time for cooking or preparation. We offer high-quality olive leaf extract and lollies made of fresh-picked leaves. Not a fan of liquids, we've got them in capsules too!
5. Warming Teas with Raw Honey to Soothe a Sore Throat
Warm teas are ideal for winter days. They have powerful warming qualities and can help you soothe a sore throat. Teas like turmeric tea and ginger tea have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that will keep you warm and healthy. Turmeric and ginger also come with additional benefits, such as improved blood circulation and powerful antioxidant properties.
Teas are best served with raw honey to enhance the taste and offer additional health properties. Raw honey is not heat-treated to it has all of its powerful enzymes still intact. Raw honey is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. A combination of a turmeric or ginger tea with raw honey is a great recipe for maintaining optimal health during winter months.