Top Ways to Stay Healthy this Season

 

Wash Your Hands!

I know this sounds like common sense, but seriously folks. Wash your hands with soap and water. It should take you the length of singing the “Happy Birthday Song”. Miessence has a great all natural hand soap that lasts a really long time, and smells great. Hand Sanitizers are good in a pinch, but nothing replaces a good hand scrubbing. Remember to get under your nails.

 

Healthy Eating

Eating organic has a lot of advantages. In this case your body doesn’t have to process all of the chemicals and waxes that are frequently found on non-organic produce. Choose organic meat that has not been given hormones or genetically modified grains. Choose non GMO items in general. Most corn, wheat, and soy in the United States is genetically modified. Which means that several harmful pesticides and heavy metals still lurk within. What Happened After One Family Went Organic For Just Two Weeks. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/14/the-organic-effect_n_7244000.html  If you think about it your body is a lot like a car. Just like your car, general maintenance will help your body to run a lot smoother. Are you looking for a great way to incorporate all of your daily fruits and vegetables? Try Miessence Vitality Pack. A teaspoon of each a day will supply you with all of the recommended fruits and vegetable.

 

Go For A Walk

It is believed that physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. Exercise slows down the release of stress hormones. Some stress increases the chance of illness. By decreasing stress you may protect against illness. Moderate exercise has been shown to be the most effective. Take a 20 minute walk, go for a bike ride, go to the gym every other day.

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007165.htm

 

Acupuncture & Reiki

Both acupuncture and Reiki have been shown to decrease cortisol, the hormone related to stress.  By decreasing stress you help to boost the immune system. Both can leave you with a sense of wellbeing, and both are great for when you are starting to get that “run down” feeling. Have you always wanted to try acupuncture & reiki, but to afraid to try it by yourself?  Come join us for our monthly “Acupuncture Happy Hour”.

 

Essential Oils

As natural compounds found in the earth, essential oils have been used for centuries for things like food preparation, aromatherapy, religious ceremonies, beauty treatments, healthcare practices, and more. Essential oils are not a modern-day fad, but have been used since ancient times in a variety of ways. At CCHW we use dōTERRA essential oils. We like that they are pure, steam distilled, and are sourced from a global network of growers.

 

Aromatherapy is one of the most popular uses of essential oils to reduce stress and promote relaxation and clear thinking.

Lavender oil is the most common stress reducer. It helps you sleep, and calms you when you are feeling tense. Spray a little on your or your child’s pillow case at night to help induce sleep. During the day rub a drop or two in the palms of your hands and inhale to ease your mood or shake off that meeting that ran entirely too long.

Have a tension headache? Rub a little peppermint oil on your temples to help clear your head with its cooling sensations and ability to open your sinuses and airways.

Gray days of winter have you down? Use a few drops of lemon oil to awaken your senses and brighten your day. Add a drop or two to your water to liven it up and act as a natural detox. You can even use it diluted to clean surfaces.

One of our favorite immune supporting blends is dōTERRA On Guard. As one of dōTERRA’s best-selling blends, On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system.* On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function.* It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Whether you focus on one or all the above suggestions, you’re sure to get a little health boost this season. Contact us at 312-796-3965 to book a session and purchase products. We have two great locations in Chicago’s South Loop and Arlington Heights Illinois.

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