The fall season is finally here. Although there are so many great things about fall like the cool weather, changing leaves, spiced lattes and holidays, there are also some negatives. A number of health problems can occur when the weather cools down that include the flu, colds, allergies, seasonal affective disorder and more. We’ve compiled a list of a few of our tips and tricks for making sure we are happy and healthy this season.
Pumpkin seems to be the favorite fall trend. There’s pumpkin spice lattes, pies, cookies, cake and even seeds. Although these recipes can be pretty unhealthy with all of the added sugars, pumpkin itself is great for the body. According to Healthline, pumpkins are highly nutritious and rich in Vitamin A. They may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, boost immunity, protect eyesight, promote weight loss and benefit the heart. Country Living provides a few guilt-free recipes to make sure you get your pumpkin fix this season.
During the fall season, our exposure to sunlight is limited. This can lead to a Vitamin D deficiency. Symptoms that you have a Vitamin D deficiency include bone pain and muscle weakness. Symptoms can be subtle, but it’s important to know your levels as a deficiency can lead to increased risk of heart disease, cognitive impairments, severe asthma in children and even cancer.
It’s not just Vitamin D deficiencies, most Americans don’t get enough vitamins and minerals overall. Not getting enough vitamins and minerals can lead to potassium deficiencies that cause an irregular heartbeat and muscle cramps, calcium deficiencies that increase the risk of weakened bones, and iron deficiencies which result in anemia. Make sure you’re adding the proper vitamins to your diet and asking your physician for recommendations so you can be the best you possible.
Another tip: Try adding some more nutrients to your diet, like pHion’s Alkalizing Green Superfood. Each serving contains 1lb of veggies and 30 alkalizing ingredients.
The cold weather is known to dry out the skin. During the summer, the air is warm and moist, which keeps the skin moisturized. When the weather cools down, the humidity levels drop and that natural moisturizer leaves the air causing dry skin. Other culprits of dry skin are the harsh winds, itchy fabrics and hot showers.
To soothe dry skin, American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying moisturiser right after washing, using an ointment or cream rather than a lotion and using gentle, unscented skin products.
It’s that time of year again. The peak of the flu season is a few weeks away and it’s time to start taking some extra precautions such as flu shots, washing hands frequently and covering your mouth when you cough. According to Very Well Health, foods like strawberries, almonds, cashews, kale and oily fish like salmon will help boost the immune system.
As an extra boost this season, try our Alkaline Tea Blend. The Alkalizing herbal blend contains chamomile, lavender, rose, rosemary and more, which helps soothe the digestive system and is a good source of antioxidants. Bonus, it’ll keep you warm all season long.
We hope these tips help keep you healthy this fall so you can enjoy everything this season has to offer.