Welcome to the StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast Season 3, where we bring you practical and evidence-based advice for mind, body, and spirit wellness. In this episode, our guest Maria Tabone, wellness director at Wisdom Feed, dives into the fascinating world of herbs and supplements to help boost your immune system during cold and flu season.
Our conversation starts with a cautionary note on the quality of herbs and supplements from certain websites. Maria emphasizes the importance of ordering from reputable sources, as the quality of these products can greatly impact their effectiveness.
We then explore the power of a proper diet in keeping our immune systems functioning optimally. Maria shares Ayurvedic wisdom, suggesting that we should tailor our diet based on the climate we live in. For colder climates, warm foods like stews and winter squashes are advised, while hotter climates call for refreshing salads. She also recommends incorporating a wide variety of immune-boosting foods such as greens, colorful vegetables, peppers, garlic, nuts, and mushrooms.
Next, we delve into the impact of sugar on our immune system. While Maria suggests minimizing sugar intake, she highlights the importance of choosing healthier options like honey. She explains that honey and molasses contain more nutrients compared to other types of sugar, making them a better choice when a sweet treat is desired.
Sleep and stress management also play a crucial role in maintaining a strong immune system. Maria urges us to establish a bedtime routine, minimize device usage before bed, and prioritize getting a good night’s sleep. She also recommends stress reduction techniques like meditation and taking breaks from devices and television to minimize the negative effects of stress on our immune system.
Lastly, we explore the fascinating world of aromatherapy and herbs. Maria highlights the scientific studies that back the positive effects of these natural remedies. She specifically mentions the numerous studies on the benefits of turmeric, suggesting that adding a little honey can improve its taste. Maria also suggests incorporating immune-boosting mushrooms like shiitake, maitake, and reishi into our diets.
Join us in this captivating episode as we uncover the power of herbs and supplements for a stronger immune system. From practical diet tips to stress management techniques, you’ll gain valuable insights and actionable steps to optimize your well-being. Stay tuned to our StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast and discover the wisdom that awaits you on your journey to a healthier and happier life.
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