A new school year usually means more stress, more to get done every week, and plenty of spreading colds, flus, viruses, and other lovely infections from classroom to classroom. Of course, your kids bring their germs home and share them with you too. Fortunately for you and your kids, we have what you need to stop that nasty downward spiral before it begins. We know you’re already drinking your water, getting enough exercise and sleep, and eating a healthy diet, so we won’t even mention that. Ahem. Here are some supplement suggestions to consider adding to your healthy routines.
- Oil of Oregano and Olive Leaf – Oregano helps prevent and treat respiratory and digestive illnesses caused by bacteria or fungus, plus it’s expectorant properties make it popular for colds and coughs. Olive leaf is good for fighting off viruses.
- Ginkgo Biloba and Ginseng – Ginkgo helps increase blood flow in the brain and defend brain cells from damage with antioxidants. Ginseng helps the body stabilize it’s blood sugar, and improves energy and the immune system.
- Ashwaganda and Rhodiola Rosea – Ashwaganda and rhodiola are adaptogens, which means they aid the body in dealing with stress with less unpleasant effects. They also strengthen the nervous system, ease anxiety, and contribute to better mental clarity.
Before taking herbs, always use common sense and find out if the herb you’re considering works well with your age, health conditions, and prescriptions or supplements you’re currently taking or have taken previously. For more information on these herbs as well as a great reference book on health in general, check out Modern Herbal Medicine by Steven Horne and Thomas Easley at www.modernherbalmedicine.com.