|Aaron Meditating in Capital Reef
Meditation is a simple and lost cost (free) way to boost your immunity. In recent research studies, meditation was shown to lower levels of cortisol (stress hormone), increase antibodies (a large part of our immune response) and stimulate connections in the brain, which helps with our thinking process, creativity and our level of happiness. WOW! If you’ve wanted to know how to meditate or build a home practice, click here to register for my 28-days to a personal meditation practice.
Some other ways to boost your immunity as change seasons are to take:
- 1/4 c local, raw honey
- 1 t freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 t ground turmeric
- 2 T raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg’s with the Muther)
- pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Mix turmeric and black pepper in a mortal and pestle to create a fine powder. Then add in the honey, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Stir until smooth. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can use this in your tea (1-2 t) or take it straight from a spoon every day.
Immunity Tea Recipe
- 1 part nettle
- 1 part astragalus
- 1 part licorice root
- 1 part echinacea
- 1/2 part ginger root
- 1/2 part ginseng powder
- 1/2 part peppermint leaf
Mix dried herbs and store in airtight container. Use 1 T mixed herbs per cup of boiling water. I like to boil water in a pot and place herbs in to steep. You can reuse the herbs 2-3 times.
Neti Pot– with 1/8 t sea salt (How to Neti)
Abhyanga self massage
Oil ears– simmer 2 T olive oil with a pressed clove of garlic for 30 minutes. Place 2-3 drops in each ear as needed (after the mixture has cooled).
Add a dash of horseradish, chili peppers or hot mustard to your food — all act as natural, temporary decongestants.
Avoid foods that you’re slightly allergic to–some common ones–dairy, wheat, eggs.
There are many ways to naturally boost our immunity. I’ve listed just a few. Give some of them a try and let me know how it goes.