Natural Cold Remedies

Natural Cold Remedies

Being sick is the worst.  This time of year seems to bring out the colds in people.  I was going to say there's nothing like having a cold during the winter months, but really there's no good time to get sick, and colds during the summer may even be worse.  In any case when either of us begin feeling that dreaded scratchy throat, runny nose, or itchy ears we have a natural health care regime that we promptly begin.  As per my philosophy on health and wellness I think it's important to provide your body with what it needs to fight off any illness rather than take meds to lessen the symptoms momentarily.  (Obviously there's a place for said meds too, because let's be honest, relief from that stupid one nostril being plugged for any amount of time can provide a little light at the end of the tunnel.)  Here are the things I keep on hand once those symptoms start popping up, in hopes of lessening the degree of sick.

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Wellness // Journaling

Wellness // Journaling

Health and wellness are important parts of my life.  It's something I feel really passionate about in myself and others.  I take time to invest in myself in this way often.  Journaling has played a part of my health and wellness routine for a long time.  Growing up I didn't keep a diary exactly but I journaled my way through life.  It was a ritual.  It was therapy.  It was a release.

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Wellness // Cleansing

Wellness // Cleansing

Cleansing has become a annual ritual/practice for me.  Going on a cleanse is a great way to get back on track, kick start a healthier diet, and re-set eating habits.   I know technically January is the start of a new year but in a lot of ways September feels more like an appropriate time for change and new beginnings.  James and I have been chatting about starting a cleanse for a few weeks now and so, I thought I would share a little about the changes and restrictions we make in doing so.  There are lots of different philosophies, guidelines and programs as far as cleansing is concerned.  I've taken quite a few different approaches but have come up with some pretty simple guidelines that I follow each time I feel the need to cleanse without having to research the latest and greatest or pump my body full of supplements.  Here's what I do:

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