The weather is finally cooling off and fall is upon us! It’s also the beginning of holiday season, which means parties, travel, time with family, decorating, and everything else that goes with the season. As the holidays approach, it’s important to stay healthy to enjoy the season. Here’s how to stay healthy this holiday season so you can enjoy them to the fullest.
Travel time = sick time
More people travel during the holiday season (Thanksgiving through Christmas) than any other time of year. That means crowded airports, germy tray tables and stuffy airplane air. It’s no wonder that colds and flus increase exponentially this time of year too. So how do you protect yourself? There are the basics of course:
- Wash your hands
- Cover your mouth when you cough
- Cover your nose when you sneeze
- Get enough sleep
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat healthy
You may also want to hedge your bets against getting a cold or flu. While many will get a flu shot, there are also more natural ways to protect your health. Wild Oil of Oregano is a natural antimicrobial. It has several key ingredients that make it a powerful tool against the cold. The most potent ingredient is Carvacrol, which offers a wide range of health benefits; including protective effects for the liver, antioxidant, and activity against harmful organisms. Carvacrol inhibits the growth of several bacteria strains. Future Pharm’s Wild Oil of Oregano with rosemary offers extra protection. Rosemary aids circulation, helps alleviate muscle pain, improves memory and gives our immune system a boost. Below are just a few WOOO benefits:
- Natural antibiotic properties
- Allergies and infections
- Flu, colds, bronchitis & croup
- Fights against antibiotic resistance bugs
- Immune system
- Sinus Infections
The aches and pains of the holiday season
The holiday season brings a change of routine for a lot of people. Decorating, carrying boxes, pulling luggage through the airport or even the time-honored family flag football tradition can cause aches and pains from muscles not used to such activity. When pain strikes, most people reach for Over-the-counter solutions, including a few different types of NSAIDs such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Naproxen. Unfortunately, it’s not a good idea to take any of these on a long-term basis, so how else can you fight inflammation to stave off aches and pains? Turmeric may be the answer. More specifically, curcumin. Curcumin is what makes turmeric so healthy. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric. It is an anti-inflammatory molecule with potential anti-cancer properties, according to several studies. Curcumin has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, as has a variety of therapeutic properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic functions. Curcumin is a chemical contained within turmeric. It has long been known for its health benefits and medicinal qualities in treating a host of physical symptoms and ailments but has more recently been recognized in the medical and alternative community for reducing inflammation within the body, and for easing the joint pain and swelling that accompany osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Future Pharm’s all-natural turmeric extract with liposomes ensures maximum absorption for the best results.
Want to stay healthy this holiday season? Eat right, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, practice good hygiene, and take supplements to help stave off bacteria and viruses. Here’s to the holidays ahead!