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Empowered Self-Care

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

The days are becoming shorter and colder as the Winter season is approaching. Keeping yourself healthy and vital is essential to consider, especially to increase your immune system to prevent invading viruses and bacteria that create colds and flu.

Empowered Self-Care

Self-care is crucial to our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It encompasses a wide variety of ways that we can empower ourselves to enhance our daily well-being and cope effectively with stress.

As the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates mentioned, “Wisdom begins with wonder.” To know yourself is the first step to gaining healing wisdom. Plato also alluded to the fact that understanding 'thyself,' would yield a more significant outcome in understanding the true nature of human life.

Knowing yourself is not a destination but a path to self-discovery and awareness.

Creating balance in our daily lives is a step-by-step journey. There are many ways to explore and integrate self-care and learn to be your own health and wellness coach.

Immune Strengthening

Living a healthy, natural life today can be an overwhelming challenge. We pack our schedules to the maximum; we often eat on the run; environmental toxins are everywhere, and stress levels are at an all-time high. All of these factors can impair our immune system. When the immune system is weak, the body becomes vulnerable, creating an opening for viruses and bacteria to invade. Maintaining a strong, healthy immune system is vital to achieving and retaining good health.

Strengthen your immune system naturally:

  • Get adequate rest and sleep.

  • Drink plenty of water, preferably warm.

  • Use essential oils blends regularly.

  • Eat warm, nutritious foods.

  • Eliminate processed and sugary foods.

  • Reduce stress levels.

  • Add herbs and vitamin supplements: Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins B, C, and D.

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Create restorative and relaxation time for yourself.

Over time I have identified different aspects of self-care. The very basics that I include in my daily life are: drinking plenty of water, healthy nutrition, exercise, taking time for myself in nature and relaxing, deepening close relationships, and getting enough sleep.

Include these key points below to keep your digestive and immune systems healthy.

Tips for enhancing digestion:

  • Sit down to eat, not on the go.

  • Choose highly nutritious foods that are organic and unprocessed.

  • Eat slowly and mindfully with each bite.

  • Only drink a small amount of warm beverages during your meal. Cold drinks dramatically reduce digestive activity.

  • Do not eat when you are emotionally charged.

  • The use of digestive supplements and probiotics.

Digestive Herbs

Spices have been used throughout history to increase the digestive process. Historically, culinary spices and herbs were used as food preservatives