Supporting Gut & Immune Health for Spring Wellness
Spring is coming! And it’s time to change up routines in the name of rejuvenating health. Introducing our Wellness Heros!
We all have routines; some basic and some more ritualistic. Taking care of our health on a daily basis can be both! Let’s take the time now to be more mindful of what that includes as the weather shifts and our needs shift with the season.
To get that spring back in your step and feel good from the inside out, follow these 4 simple steps:
- Drink an 8oz glass of water upon waking and take probiotics with your first meal.
The body is 60% water and making sure we stay properly hydrated keeps all our systems in working order. Proper hydration lubricates joints, produces adequate stomach acid, and reduces inflammation. Drinking 8oz of water first thing in the morning gets our digestive process revving and begins to restore any hydration lost overnight, as the body was resting and repairing.
Our gut is a powerful informant for our overall health. The proliferation of diverse gut bacteria supports healthy digestion and mental wellbeing. Dr. Formulated Probiotics Mood+ is our probiotic powerhouse, encouraging healthy gut flora and contributing to overall feelings of vitality. It also contains the powerful adaptogen, Ashwagandha, which has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine to aid sleep and enhance memory. Taking Mood+ can help increase energy, positivity and ease!
Regulating blood sugar is one way we can reduce stress on our bodies. Eating at regular intervals and filling our plates with each of the macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates), is important for not only staying satiated until our next meal, but creating a blood sugar supportive routine.
When we place our body in “starvation mode”, we produce cortisol. When we deprive our bodies of fuel needed to function on a basic level, by undereating, avoiding certain food groups, or skipping meals, we put ourselves at a disadvantage. Undernourishment in a society oversaturated with food and options creates unnecessary stress on our bodies.
Blood sugar rises and falls with the consumption of food and the corresponding production of blood sugar regulating hormone, insulin. If we spike our blood sugar too high by eating a meal that isn’t well-rounded or waiting too long to eat, it drops too low afterwards. Pulling ourselves out of these valleys can be challenging, and roller coaster extremes cause metabolic damage. By ensuring we are well-fed at regular intervals (every 3-5 hrs depending on the individual), the body can rest at ease and stress levels can drop.
mykind Organics Men’s and Women’s Once Daily Multi serves as a safeguard on days that aren’t as nutritious! It contains a broad range of vitamins and minerals that support biological functioning. It helps to maintain healthy metabolism, boost waning energy production and contribute to a healthy immune system. Our Once Daily Multi also contains antioxidants to fend off oxidative stress and help us maintain our health as we age. A multivitamin is the daily insurance policy for your health.
Set a timer for 10 minutes of deep breathing, sitting still and/or meditating. Commit to a social activity that gives you cause to pause and connect. Journal every morning to remind yourself of what you’re grateful for. And plan for wellness, as well as productivity!
If your life is chaotic and you just want to manage, plan out healthy meals and snacks. Healthy snacking can mean the difference between a hangry drive home and a tranquil transition from work to home.
Our Raw Organic All-in-One Shake can be a complete meal or an energy supportive snack. Our formula contains digestive enzymes for increased absorption of nutrients and efficient energy production. Enjoying one of our All-in-One Shakes daily contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels and a healthy immune system. And when paired with regular weight training, can assist in building lean muscle due to its amino acid profile. Raw Organic All-in-One Shake will take you from work to play with all the vitamins, minerals, protein and greens you need to live a healthy active lifestyle.
This time of year, pairing time outside with continued vitamin D supplementation is key for immune health and feelings of wellbeing. We’ve been cooped up too long! Vitamin D should be taken as soon as the temperatures begin to drop in the fall through until consistent sunshine in the spring. Getting outside in the daylight helps us work with circadian rhythm to encourage better sleep and more consistent energy throughout the day.
Our mykind Organics Vitamin D3 Organic Spray is a convenient, on-the-go, vegan vitamin D supplement that can be taken on all your outdoor adventures this spring! Paired with calcium, an active lifestyle and healthy diet, vitamin D helps prevent the development of osteoporosis as we age.
For continued immune strength this season, keep your Mykind Organics Vitamin D Spray on hand, just a little bit longer…
These habits work synergistically. To rejuvenate your health this spring, pair them with plenty of movement and a well-rounded diet. Filling your toolbox with our Wellness Bundle will support you through the spring showers and into the summer sun!