by Cheryl Frey
I believe that the challenges we as a world are facing now is a wake-up call – saying that we need to make sure we take care of ourselves each and every day. Self-care is what will help us be strong, resilient and healthy in any situation.
What are some self-care things we can do right now? Here are a few items to think about implementing in your daily routine. Enemas, detox baths, breathing exercises, meditation or prayer, getting a good restful night’s sleep, eating healthy, exercising, reducing toxins in our home and body, and reducing stress in our lives.
Practice deep breathing to help the body and mind relax and come back to center. Other good additions to the deep breathing are practicing gratitude, positivity, prayer/meditation with mindful walking, yoga, tai chi or qi gong or other gentler movement. Nature is a great place to do these practices if possible. Focus on creating feelings of peace, calm, joy and hope. Good oils to use to create a relaxing environment are: serenity, lavender, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, just to name a few.
Also try breathing exercises like breath of fire or intestinal pumping breaths and more active movements to create heat in the body to increase your immunity. Exercise/movement is a great way to assist the muscles to move our lymph and its toxins out of the body. Some oils that are good to increase our immunity: lemon, on guard, oregano and tea tree oil. We can also use these oils as natural ways to clean our surfaces at home and at work.
Supplements, foods and spices are great ways to boost our immunity. Supplements like vitamin c, zinc, omegas, probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Foods like garlic, ginger, citrus, red bell peppers, berries, green leafy vegetables and green tea are good examples. Also use spices that are anti-inflammatory like turmeric, ginger, and garlic.
We are fortunate to have so many natural ways to improve our health and remain healthy.
Just remember – you can use the essential oils internally, topically or by diffusing them. If you choose to take the oils internally make sure that they are certified pure therapeutic grade.
When life is flowing again and you can come to Life’s Nectar, receiving Colon Hydrotherapy on a regular basis is a great way to reduce the toxic load in your body. Eliminating the toxins from our gut helps keep the gut/brain communication working properly so our body receives the correct information on how to respond to any situation we may face. Our body needs to know if the situation needs fighter cells to kill off an invading pathogen, or cells to repair a wound.
Also if you are reacting to allergens, think you feel a cold coming on, are bloated, have gas, are having digestive issues or other symptoms then having a COLONIC is a great way to improve your immune system, feel lighter, and leave with a clearer head.
Massage is another way to support the body’s immune functions and our state of mind. It helps improve our circulation so the blood can transport nutrients, oxygen and the appropriate cells our body needs for repair and maintenance. After an exercise session, massage also releases lactic acid from the muscles to help reduce soreness and speed up repair of the muscle. Massage is also a great mental health therapy – it helps the mind relax and distress. Lymph massage which is a different kind of massage helps our lymph system to move the toxins out of the body.
Good supplement and essential oil regimen. At Life’s Nectar, we are fortunate to have access to natural pure therapeutic grade quality oils and supplements that can help us protect and support our body and our homes. We have available great supplements, oils and body care products. These help support our body’s normal functions, our immune function, help with stress and anxiety, concentration and focus and a host of other wonderful benefits. We even have products to help us keep our home clean. All of this while reducing our toxic load.
If you would like to purchase something, please contact us for a safe appointment. We honor social distancing and can meet up selectively at our office. Or order here at our doTERRA® website: Mydoterra.com/lifesnectar