Class: Immunity Building!

Posted by on September 16, 2015 in Classes & Events, Herbal Medicine, On the farm

Class: Immunity Building!

3pm Saturday, OCT 10th – Immunity Building!

The focus of this class is giving YOU tools to prevent illness over the fall season.  Often when it gets cold out we tend to bundle up, stay indoors and breathe recycled air.  This behavior taxes our immune system over time hence why January and February tend to be the “cold and flu season”. As a naturopath, I teach others how to maintain health through out the year.

Contact us with questions. Register here.

Some freebie health tips…

Vitamin D3 – Though bundling up is necessary, this limits our exposure to the SUN, a valuable source of Vitamin D3. This critical vitamin does a body good and not only helps maintain strong bones but it also helps maintain a healthy immune system. Vitamin D can modulate the innate and adaptive immune responses.Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an increased susceptibility to infection. It can reduce inflammatory cytokines (which are the chemicals that can sometimes overact and really make you feel like garbage).

SLEEP! – Sleep is one of the most powerful things one can do to improve their immune systems.  Many of us try to squeeze a great many things into a day or choose to not go to bed when it is late opting for another binge watching session on Netflix.

Sleep is when our body does most of the clean up and repair work.
As the sun goes down, melatonin begins to rise until it signals us to hit the hay.  When this happens melatonin acts like a foremen who gets the crew together to fill in all the pot holes while traffic is at it’s lowest.  If you don’t sleep this step doesn’t happen.

 

To celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week (October 5-10th) Dr. Dave will be knocking 20% off his normal class fee. Sign up today for only $20!!!

NOVEMBER TBD – Next class – Learn to make Elderberry Syrup.

Elderberry syrup isn’t only a great pancake topping but it is an awesome way to boost your immune system, soothe a cough, and ward off any viral or bacterial infection.  Learn to make your own, and leave with a kit to make up to 8oz of delicious elderberry syrup (a $50 value) Class is $25 per person.