With holiday festivities, shorter days, and cold weather soon behind, for many, spring often brings with it a number of health challenges. As we emerge from the long winter, our bodies naturally work to renew and gear up for the summer. Spring is also the season on blooming, thus allergies might strike many of us.
There are many ways we can support our bodies during springtime to help the rejuvenation process, strengthen our immune system and alleviate allergy symptoms.
Simple and easy ways to boost your immune system during springtime:
Eat a clean, whole food diet including spring seasonal produce - apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, collard greens, garlic, herbs, kale, kiwifruit, lemons, lettuce, limes, mushrooms, onions, peas, pineapples, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard, turnips.
Get enough sleep - aim for between 7-9 hours of quality sleep at night.
Get some fresh air and sun - get outside as much as possible to enjoy fresh air and some Vitamin D.
Exercise - get regular exercise at least 3-4 times a day. It doesn't have to be high impact. A long walk goes a long way.
Consider a gentle detox - don't be too harsh too soon with your body. Simply cleaning up your diet to ditch processed food and sugar in the first place will do wonders to help your body detox.
Hydrate - get plenty of filtered water to hydrate. Another good option is coconut water mixed with water for extra hydration.
Supplement with immune boosting ingredients.
Here are a few of my favorite supplements to help restore whole-body fortitude and prepare for spring with evidence-based ingredients:
*Note: Nothing contained here is medical advice. These are simply suggestions based on things that have helped me. You should research what is best for you.
Probiotics - to help restore stability to the digestive tract + manage spring allergies
GABA & L-theanine - to rebalance stress levels + promote sleep
Ouercetin - to manage symptoms of pollen allergies + support the immune system through a healthy inflammatory response + support cardiovascular health
Collagen - to improve skin hydration status and strength
Essential oils - to support the immune system, respiratory health, skin, mood and even cleaning!
Omega 3 fish oil - to support the immune strength / response
Non-toxic / natural personal care products - to reduce the toxic load on our body (find infused with essential oil
Shop my favorites in each category by clicking on the links above or shop the entire list in my Fullscript Dispensary's Spring Health 2023 Protocol. Click below to create / log into your Fullscript account, then find Protocols under "Recommendations" and "Shared Protocols".
Stay happy and healthy,