The culmination of summer is upon us. Dusky warm beach swims and ever present travel fever are starting to quiet down. We move inwards as autumn approaches. Days get shorter, nights get longer, for some of us, our little ones are back to school and work vacations simmer down. But as the seasons shift, so do our bodies. Our immune systems start to experience stressful changes, and without the proper defenses, we come down with those pesky run-down colds and illnesses. This is not the best way to begin autumn. Here are some of our quintessential tips for keeping your immune system healthy while transitioning seasons.
A spoonful of honey is the medicine of choice
Mānuka honey has been proven to have efficacy against antibiotic-resistant microbes, promoting its healing powers against pathogens internally and externally. When sick, it can alleviate sore throats, help soothe coughs and improve common cold symptoms. Mānuka also helps people with acute sinus problems and allergies. You can put some honey in your morning coffee or tea, as a replacement for processed sugar, throw a big dollop into a smoothie, mix it with warm lemon and ginger or just do what the Kiwi’s do, and eat a giant spoonful as is!