How can I strengthen my immune system?

How can I strengthen my immune system?
Moms, as we all know, are the ultimate multitaskers. With so much to manage every day, you need a secret weapon to keep your immune system running at its best. The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against illness and infection. To help support your immune system, many moms are turning to natural remedies like Elderberry syrup and NingXia Red! These delicious and nutritious drinks pack a powerful punch when it comes to keeping your health in check. Let’s take a look at what makes these superfoods such an important part of any mom’s health regimen. 

What is Elderberry? 
Elderberries have been used for centuries in traditional medicine due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They come from the Sambucus tree, which is native to Europe, North America, and parts of Asia. There are two main types of elderberries – American elderberries (Sambucus canadensis) and European elderberries (Sambucus nigra). Both have similar health benefits but are slightly different in flavor. 

The Benefits of Elderberry Syrup 
Elderberry syrup is packed with vitamins including A, B6, C, and E, as well as minerals like Iron and Potassium. It also contains a substance called Anthocyanins that gives it its deep purple color. But what makes it so popular for supporting immune function? Research suggests that compounds in elderberries may block certain enzymes that viruses need to replicate, making them a great way to stay healthy during cold and flu season. Additionally, studies have shown that taking elderberry syrup can reduce flu symptoms such as sore throat, coughing, fever, headache, and more!  

How to Use Elderberry Syrup 
Elderberry syrup can be taken daily or at the first sign of illness. For daily use, take 1 tablespoon per day for adults or ½ tablespoon per day for children over 2 years old. If you’re feeling under the weather or just want an extra boost of immunity support, you can take up to 3 tablespoons per day (1 tablespoon every 4 hours). You can take it straight up or add it to your favorite smoothie or tea recipe! 

It's Easy, Quick and Tasty                                                      
With its sweet taste and potential health benefits, elderberry syrup has become a go-to remedy for many moms who want holistic options for supporting their family’s immune systems. Whether you’re looking for something natural to take on a daily basis or an easy way to get rid of those pesky cold symptoms fast – give elderberry syrup a try!  Here is a recipe to make your own - it's economical and easy

What is NingXia Red? 
NingXia Red is a nutritious beverage made from wolfberries and other naturally sourced ingredients that help support overall wellness. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, so it’s safe for everyone in the family to enjoy. The blend of wolfberries, blueberries, pomegranate juice, and essential oils like lemon and orange provide an array of vitamins and minerals that are great for supporting the immune system. 

The Power of Wolfberries 
Wolfberries have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to promote health and wellness. They’re high in antioxidants which help reduce inflammation throughout the body and boost immunity. Additionally, they contain vitamin C, which can help reduce cold symptoms if taken regularly. They also provide essential minerals like Iron which helps keep your energy levels up during those busy days when you don’t have time to stop for lunch! 
                                                                                           
Nutrient-Rich Superfruit Blend 
In addition to the nutrient-dense wolfberry juice, NingXia Red also contains several other fruits that offer great benefits for moms on the go. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and dietary fiber while pomegranate juice provides essential vitamins like Vitamin A and Folate that can help reduce fatigue and stress levels throughout the day. The essential oils included in the blend provide an added boost of flavor while also providing beneficial compounds like limonene that promote healthy digestion and cardiovascular function. 
        
How to use Ningxia Red
Ningxia Red can be taken daily or at the first sign of illness. For daily use, take 1-2 oz per day for adults or 1/2-1 oz per day for children over 2 years old. If you’re feeling under the weather or just want an extra boost of immunity support, you can take up to 6 oz per day ( 2 oz every 3 hours). You can take it straight up or add it to your favorite smoothie! 

 Your Body Will Thank You!
NingXia Red is an excellent way for moms to give their immune systems some extra love each day without having to sacrifice taste or convenience! Its unique blend of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, plus Calcium, Selenium, Potassium, Iron, and Zinc from wolfberries and other superfoods will give you long-lasting energy throughout the day while promoting overall health and wellbeing at the same time. So next time you need something delicious but healthy to get you through the day – reach for a bottle of NingXia Red! Your body will thank you later!

Combining these two Superfoods gives you Rocket Boosters!
During winter months, I combine these two - 1 tablespoon Elderberry and 1-2 oz Ningxia Red - for everyone in my family on a daily basis!  This helps give our bodies the nutrients we need to stay strong and healthy even when others around us are getting ill.  We have used this with success, and anytime sniffles come into our house, we use this combo, too.  We have found we stay well and get better faster when doing this!  For any mom who has spent nights by the bedside of their sick kids, this is such a blessing!  I highly recommend this combo.  


5 Simple Steps to Reduce Inflammation in the Body

5 Simple Steps to Reduce Inflammation in the Body
Inflammation is one of those words that can cause a lot of fear and confusion. We hear it all the time, but what does it actually mean? Simply put, inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury or infection. We all have inflammation to some degree or another.  It can be both beneficial and harmful, depending on how it is managed. In this blog post, we will talk about how to reduce inflammation in the body with holistic tips and techniques. 

What Causes Inflammation? 
There are a variety of factors that can lead to inflammation in the body. The most common causes include stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, medications, and exposure to environmental toxins like air pollution. All of these things can lead to an increase in inflammation levels in the body which can cause a variety of health issues including joint pain, headaches, fatigue, digestive problems and more.  
 
How to Reduce Inflammation 
Fortunately there are many different ways that you can reduce inflammation naturally. Here are some holistic tips for reducing inflammation in your body: 

• Get plenty of sleep: Sleep is essential for reducing stress levels which helps to reduce inflammation in the body. Aim for 7-8 hours per night. This is easier said than done - but creating a bedtime routine is essential for this!  See this video for some tips on sleep!  Sleep Better!

• Eat an anti-inflammatory diet: Eating foods that are rich in antioxidants such as fruits, vegetables and nuts can help reduce inflammation levels in the body. Avoid processed foods and sugar since they increase inflammation levels. 

• Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity helps boost circulation throughout your body which helps reduce inflammation levels by flushing out toxins from your system. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week if possible.                                                                              
 • Take supplements: Certain supplements have been shown to help reduce inflammation such as omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), turmeric, ginger and probiotics. Talk with a holistic healthcare professional about which supplements may be right for you based on your individual needs. These are what I use with great results!  

 • Reduce stress:  Lowering cortisol levels in the body reduces inflammation.  Stress causes elevated cortisol for extended periods of time.  While we need cortisol, levels should not be high all day every day.  Essential oils like Lavender, Stress Away, RutaVaLa, Peace & Calming, and Chamomile have a calming effect, and can also help relax so you can sleep better.  Also, this is amazing at lowering cortisol levels.  

Inflammation can be beneficial when managed properly but it can also be damaging if left unchecked for too long. Fortunately there are many different ways to manage inflammation holistically without having to resort to medications or other treatments with potentially harmful side effects. By following these simple tips you should be able to easily manage any flare ups of inflammation quickly and effectively so you can live a healthier life!

If you desire to reduce inflammation, and it helps to have others doing the same things.  There is an 11 day jumpstart coming up on January 1st.  If you would like to jump in, comment here or message me directly and I will send you the details!

Why do I need the Incredible Benefits of Antioxidants?

Why do I need the Incredible Benefits of Antioxidants?
We’ve all heard about the benefits of antioxidants, but what does it really mean when we talk about “antioxidants?” In short, antioxidants are molecules that work to keep us healthy by preventing and repairing damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that form in our bodies as a result of environmental toxins (like pollution) or normal life processes (like digestion). Luckily, antioxidants have the incredible ability to oxygenate the blood, prevent disease, and repair any damage caused by free radicals. Let’s dig into some of the most powerful antioxidant foods out there. 

Wolfberries 
Also known as “goji berries” these nutrient-dense berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries due to their amazing health benefits. Rich in Vitamin A and loaded with fiber, wolfberries help boost your immune system and promote overall good health. Wolfberries also contain 18 amino acids which helps support healthy brain function and promote healthy joints and muscles. (The ones you want come from the Ningxia Region of China which is known for their wolfberries' excellent quality.)

Pomegranates 
Packed with vitamin C, pomegranates are not only incredibly delicious but also incredibly nutritious! Pomegranates are one of my favorite sources of antioxidants because they contain a number of other vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium. Plus, they are incredibly versatile—you can juice them or just eat them straight up! My kids gobble these up so fast - I can never keep up!

Blueberries 
Ahh blueberries—my favorite summertime snack! Not only do they taste amazing but they also come packed with an abundance of nutritional benefits. Blueberries contain powerful phytonutrients called polyphenols which provide anti-inflammatory properties as well as powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage. Plus, blueberries contain high amounts of dietary fiber which helps promote digestive health and regularity in the body! 


These three fruits are just a few examples of how you can incorporate more antioxidants into your diet for improved health and wellness. All three offer unique health benefits that can help protect against oxidative stress from environmental factors like pollution or from everyday life processes like digestion. So be sure to pick up some pomegranate, wolfberry, or blueberry—your body will thank you!  My favorite way to get all three of these is in this juice - I drink it every day!

How can I stay well during the winter?

How can I stay well during the winter?
Staying healthy is one of my top priorities.  The winter season is here, and that means if we haven't already been actively taking care of our health, it's time to start thinking about how to stay well. There are many things we can do to boost our immunity and keep ourselves healthy, from making good food choices to using supplements to being proactive in our health. Here are some tips for staying well this winter season.

Making Good Food Choices
One of the best things we can do for our health is to make good food choices. That means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and nuts and seeds. It also means drinking plenty of water and limiting sugar and processed foods.
 It can be difficult to avoid sugar especially during the holidays, but it makes a huge difference! When we make good food choices, we are giving our bodies the nutrients it needs to function optimally. 

Using Supplements
Another great way to boost our immunity and stay well during the winter months is to use supplements. There are many different supplements that can be beneficial, from Vitamins C & D to elderberry syrup to my favorite super juice. The best "weed & feed" supplements I have found are Life 9 & Inner Defense, which weed out the unwanted junk and feed our gut.  Supplements can help fill in the gaps when we are not getting all the nutrients we need from our diet.  I use the items in my Winter Wellness pack throughout the year, but I make sure I have plenty in stock for winter!

Using Essential Oils 
Essential oils are another great tool for supporting our immunity and helping us stay well during the winter season. There are many different ways to use essential oils, from diffusing them in our homes to using them topically on our skin. Some great essential oils for immunity include Thieves oil, R. C. oil, Eucalyptus oil, Lemon oil, and Oregano oil

Being Proactive in Our Health 
Finally, one of the best things we can do for our health is to be proactive in our care. That means getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and managing stress. When we take care of ourselves, we are more likely to stay well during cold and flu season. 

The winter season is a great time to focus on our health. There are many things we can do to support our immunity and keep ourselves healthy, from making good food choices to using supplements to being proactive in our care. By taking these steps, we can increase our chances of staying well throughout the winter season so we have the energy and ability to enjoy all the events and visits with family we have during this time.  Keeping health a top priority during this time will make all the difference in the world!  

My Favorite Black Friday Deals!

My Favorite Black Friday Deals!
It's that time of the year again! Time to get your Black Friday deals on everything you love! This Black Friday season, I have seen many amazing deals, some up to 10-80% off! So don't wait around - now is the perfect opportunity to stock up on your favorite products and save! 

Many have started early!  Sales have already begun!  Need help getting started? We've got you covered. Our black friday deals are easy to find. Shop early and stock up now - the savings can't be beat, and products will go out of stock. 

Young Living Essential Oils
This year, save up to 65% off essential oils, diffusers, supplements, cleaning products and personal care items when you shop at Young Living. With unbeatable prices available on Black Friday, now is the time to stock up and save big!

 Plus, if you're new to essential oils, black Friday is the perfect time to try them out. Treat yourself and your loved ones this holiday season with a wide variety of natural and healthy products from Young Living! Just find "Black Friday" in the menu.  My journey into holistic wellness started with essential oils, and I will never be without them.  

These are some of my favorite staples if you need an idea of some starters:  Ningxia Red,  Mindwise, Life 9, Frankincense, DiGize, EndoFlex, Thieves, Thieves Cleaner. These healthy habits give me energy, strength, and stamina - that I didn't always have.  My go-tos have been self-tested for many years(20 to be exact).

 Find some of my favorites here.  To see all the deals, find Black Friday in the drop down menu.  

Here is a flipbook with the deals.

Tuttle Twins

This year it's their biggest sale ever. They launched their Black Friday sale early to maximize how many people can participate in the event.  Even better, we're providing two different bundle options, each of which will be 75% OFF! Check these out:

Two HUGE bundles, depending on if you want the children's books or eeeevvverrryyyyything.  And the code BFSHIP gets you free shipping, too!
These are my kids' favorites and they teach concepts that can be hard to understand in a fun easy way.  I'd call these stocking stuffers but that'd have to be one MEGA stocking…

Get these deals here.

Dr Fuhrman

From foods and supplements, to books, to weight loss programs, these deals will help you design a plant based lifestyle that transforms your health for the better.  Save up to 50% off on select products! There's even a G-BOMBS Bar sampler to make sure you get your G-BOMBS every day!  Changing the way I eat has been so beneficial for my whole family.

If you are new to plant based nutrition, it's always a good day to start moving toward vibrant health!

Find the deals here.

Thrive Live

I love freeze dried foods as a way of preserving them.  This company has delicious options and if you are looking to stock up on food storage, or just make quick, easy meals - less than 15 minutes for some- check them out!  Click on the Black Friday banner to take advantage of the deals!

Get your food here.

Check My Body Health

Have you wondered what could be wrong, and seem to have issues with inflammation or digestion?  Do you react to some foods, but you've checked for allergies and found none?  Try taking the food sensitivities test!  This was eye opening for me.

Black Friday deals are here and they are taking up to 80% off food sensitivity tests!!  (Check your email receipt for the form to fill out - they do not mail the test to you, you prepare and mail hair samples to them)

Find the deals here.

Amazon

Amazon has a little of everything and some sweet deals that will be changing as the week goes on!  There is a huge range of products as well as pricing differences, and it's a great time to stock up on Christmas gifts!

Check out the deals here.

Oliver The Ornament

This super cute collection is just for the holidays and teaches kids about kindness, forgiveness and love.  The digital versions include a narration and can be printed!  My. kids love these! The physical copies come with ornaments and are a great way to celebrate the holidays! 

Find them here.


This Black Friday season, with up to 10-80% off select products - don't wait around - now is the perfect opportunity to stock up on your favorites and save! Happy Black Friday shopping, everyone! 


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