Sunshine Natural Food & Grocery | Grants Pass, OR

Wholistic Winter Wellness Strategies

The prophetic words of Thomas Edison, spoken over one hundred years ago, should be considered now more than ever.  “The doctor of the future will dispense no drugs, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.”

1.      Remembering the basics of maintaining beneficial bacteria for the gut and proper internal pH by avoiding excess sugar and alcohol should help you enjoy winter in tip-top shape.  As always, plenty of rest, exercise, fresh air, and laughter help you stay healthy during the cold and flu season.

2.      The #1 choice among Sunshine customers is also America’s top immune formula.  Wellness is uniquely effective because it addresses systems not just symptoms.  Formulated over 20 years ago, Wellness was the first product to combine immune enhancing vitamins with 20 herbs.  Following the label instruction of taking 2 tablets daily for increased resistance or 3 every 3 hours during times of illness has provided relief for millions of people. 

3.      The most important part of our immune system is our skin.  If we break our skin, infection can result.  The next most vital parts are the mucous membranes followed by the beneficial bacteria on the mucous membranes.  If these three guardians are functioning as designed, most dangerous pathogens never invade the bloodstream and we stay healthy.  Abundant beneficial bacteria are crucial to optimum health.  We have all heard about people who take antibiotics and for months thereafter catch every bug that goes around.  This problem can usually be averted by ingesting premium probiotics to re-establish healthy gut bacteria.  Primal Defense Ultra and Ultimate Flora Critical Care are two of the best probiotics money can buy and have helped re-establish wellness for hundreds of Sunshine customers.

4.      At first signs of cold or flu, try Immunity Take Care Elderberry Extract from New Chapter.  During a recent flu epidemic in Israel, Elderberry created dramatic improvements of virtually all symptoms.  In the first day, 20% felt relief and by day 3, 90% of the treated group showed improvement, compared to only 16^ of the untreated group which took nearly a week to improve.  Yin Chiao Classic is an ancient Chinese cold remedy that is best taken at the first sign of a cold.  The diaphoretic herbs in Yin Chiao help move stagnant energy and pathogens up and out before illness has a chance to find a home deeper in the body.  Astragalus, originally a Chinese favorite, is a very effective overall strengthener.  It can help increase your body’s protective Chi (energy).  Olive leaf, a Mediterranean favorite for centuries, has proven potent anti-viral and anti-fungal capabilities.

5.      Keep mucous membranes moist, especially during air travel.  Mucous membranes in your nose, sinuses, throat, and lungs are your body’s first line of defense.  Indoor heating systems can be very drying.  Airplane cabin air is bone dry.  Staying well hydrated and using an aloe nasal spray will keep things moist and healthy.  Xlear, Zylitol Nasal Wash is a great choice for people with chronic or acute sinus problems.

Check out our great prices on all of your favorite natural cold and flu remedies – Echinacea, Olive leaf, Oscillo, Traditional Medicinal Teas, Ridgecrest Sinus and Lung Clear