Well, folks, it is that time of year again. The leaves are falling and just yesterday we had our first snow flurries. Along with the change of seasons, we also get some extra surprises. I am not just talking about all the yucky critters that try and come in your house to stay warm but those ones you cannot see…germs and viruses! The kids are sharing them at school and it seems like there is a new person sick at work every week. Then we have the holidays just around the corner where we will all get together with family and friends to share whatever we have picked up at school and work. I know we are all taught to share growing up but somethings are better off not shared. Today we will learn about some products and essential oils to keep you staying healthy throughout the winter and into spring.
Your first line of defense throughout the yucky season is going to be to put good bacteria into your gut. We do this with a well-formulated probiotic. DoTERRA has 2 probiotics that are great for adults and kids. The PB Assist+ is a 2-capsule release system that delivers 6 billion CFUs of active probiotic cultures to your gut to encourage friendly bacterial growth. This 2-step system helps protect the cultures from the harsh stomach acid so it can be delivered where it will create the most benefit to your system. It is recommended to take one daily, either first thing in the morning or right before bed at night. For those that have a hard time swallowing pills, I have you covered too. PB Assist Jr is just as effective and tastes so yummy. It is formulated for kids but I have a confession to make…I take these all the time! They taste just like a pixie stick and I am getting my gut health vamped up at the same time. Win win! These little tasty pouches have 5 billion live cells of a unique blend of 6 different probiotic strains. When putting these good bacteria into your system, it is helping balance out the environment making it beneficial for digestive health and immune health as well.
Now that we have learned about putting good bacteria into your gut lets talk about getting bad bacteria out. On Guard essential oil is a blend of several powerhouse oils combined to make up the protective blend. Several products come with the protective blend in them to help support your immune system throughout the year. I want to tell you about a few that are my favorites and must-haves during the winter months.
On Guard Softgels not only have the protective blend in them but also added benefits with Melissa, Oregano, and Black Pepper essential oils. These softgels are great to take daily when seasonal threats are high to help maintain healthy immune function. I would recommend you take at least once a day and take it at the opposite time of day you take the probiotic.
Along with the softgels you can use the On Guard essential oil. This is great to apply to the skin (dilute for sensitive skin, check out my blog on How to make a custom rollerball) or diffuse to help for added immune support.
Many oils are great for purifying the air. On Guard should be your go-to in the winter added to your diffuser for this reason. You will not only cleanse the air of yucky germs, but the spicy, warm aroma will fill your home and uplift your mood. If you need more info on diffusing check out my blog post, All you need to know about diffusing essential oils. Another of my favorites, in the On Guard family, is the cleaner concentrate. This can be mixed in a spray bottle and used to clean everything in your home. It is going to help cleanse all your surfaces and help protect your family from spreading those germs.
Another staple for optimal health is vitamins and minerals. This is not just for the winter but year-round. The Lifelong Vitality Pack by doTERRA is a great supplement to add to your bag of defenses. LLV will provide you with all your vitamins and minerals along with Omegas and 9 essential oils. This combination is great for your overall health, energy, digestive support, immune support, and so much more. For more information on everything that LLV includes visit doTERRA’s site.
Lastly, let’s focus on some simple daily activities that we all should be doing to keep our bodies functioning at their best. Drinking water! Make sure you are doing your best at consuming half your body weight in ounces of water a day. Example: weight = 140 pounds, half of 140 = 70, drink 70 ounces of water daily. Yes! That’s the answer to your question you are thinking right now…You will be peeing a lot! That is kinda the point though. Staying hydrated and cleansing your system is very important for immune health. Ugh, and now the thing nobody wants to hear…exercise! Let me make this easier for you. Instead of going to the gym and working out every day, how about trying to move your body for at least 30 minutes each day. If you can get to the gym or maybe do some yoga, that’s awesome! For the rest of you that just can’t fit it in right now, move…your…body. Like really get up and move. 🙂
I hope these tips for staying healthy throughout the winter months are constantly on your mind this year. I wish you health and happiness for the rest of this year and into the new year.
If you would like to start implementing these practices right away, check out the links below on all the products I talked about and more.
PB Assist Jr
On Guard Essential Oil
On Guard Softgels
On Guard Cleaner Concentrate
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