Historically, we’ve been taught to wait until we’re super rundown to address an illness. But, um, it’s the holidays and end of the year — and nobody’s got time for that. Also, it just doesn’t make sense anymore. One of the gifts of wellness is that it has shifted our mindset from a reactive to a preventative approach to healing. The other gift is that we have the tools to help us listen, support, and heal our bodies. As we go into the cold and flu season, we’re diving deeper on natural methods to preempt illness and to stop us from missing out on all the fun things this time of year brings.
Prevention Is The Body’s Love Language
Although our bodies are beautiful resilient vessels that can — and do — repeatedly get us back to a state of balance, being sick still takes a toll on them. If we can avoid getting sick, then we can save our bodies from having to divert its precious energy for living into energy for healing.
Translate Its Whispers
Stress, lack of sleep, dietary changes, and travel happen, as we all know it’s just a part of modern life. Although our lives can be noisy, taking the time to tune into the messages of the body and listen to its warning signs are pivotal for staying well.
Signals the body sends when it’s trying to get your attention:
- Unusually tired
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Light body aches
- Throat irritation
- Sinus pressure
Why Respond With Elderberry
In the spirit of offense is the best defense, we are huge champions of the powerful elderberry for boosting our natural protection mechanisms, which is one of the reasons it’s in our Mindful Immunity™ Super Protection Syrup.
Elderberry is a medicinal plant that has been used by indigenous, ancient, and folk cultures for centuries. It’s also big in the herbal and naturopathic medicine communities for cold and flu prevention.
Some of this can be attributed to the fact that elderberry is:
- High in antioxidants and vitamin C
- Cold and flu relief
- Lowers blood sugar
Outside of flu seasons, and our general feeling that something is up with our body, we love loading up on it before long flights. One study supports its use in travel immunity and found that air flight passengers that took elderberry supplements experienced a shorter duration of illness and were less likely to get sick.
If you’re traveling this holiday season or have been looking for a natural immunity booster, elderberry is an excellent addition to any holistic health lover’s wellbeing arsenal.