Hi friends! Jen here, and Corinne is close by. Thanksgiving and sneezing season is upon us, so check out podcast episode #21 where we talk about ways adults can boost their immune systems and ward off the sickies while everyone else is sneezing and hacking their celebrations away. This tags onto episode #20 where we talked about immune boosting tips for kids.
In addition to the tips for kids like getting plenty of rest, staying hydrated, getting outdoors (away from germs!), including vitamins, washing hands, getting flu shots, and loading up on veggies and fruits while skipping fatty and sugary garbage, adults also need to:
- Pull back on the alcohol. Alcohol not only messes with your restorative sleep, but it makes you cranky and zaps your immune system. If you find yourself partaking in too much fun at the nightly happy hours and holiday parties, scale back to help your body’s defense systems stay in tip top shape.
- Exercise 30 minutes a day and preferably outside. You can do it! Believe me, it takes you less time for that 2-mile walk when it’s freezing and icky outside. Bundle up, grab a to-go mug of herbal tea and hit the road. This will help your anti-sneeze powers AND your tush.
- Check out supplemental remedies including herbals like echinacea, oregano and medicinal mushrooms, and pump the vitamin C and zinc when everyone else around you is sick.
And, at long last, our 5-Day Delish Detox that we’ve been talking about on the podcast is finally ready for you! It’s 5 days of meals and a corresponding grocery list, and definitely a spiffed up, simplified and more doable version of our 7-Day Detox. It’s 100% plant-based and gluten-free and there isn’t a better way you could take care of your body during the holiday season. Take 5 days and go for it!
We’ve designed the detox to serve one person with some soup and chili leftovers you can freeze for another day. So, adjust serving amounts in each recipe based on how many housemates are going to partake in the fun. And lucky for you, we’re going to open a special facebook group for people doing the detox from 11/23-11/30.
But wait, that’s not it! If you buy the detox by Black Friday (11/23), it’ll only cost you $12! A $5 savings! Who doesn’t need an extra $5 during the holidays?
Post your questions below and we can’t WAIT to detox with you!
Jen & Corinne