We have within us the power to heal ourselves. Our effectiveness at such healing in the face of Lyme’s Disease, COVID-19, and chronic illness due to lifestyle choices should be a major concern for each of us. Sunshine, fresh air, daily walks, positive attitude, low stress, great sleep, and so many more wonderful daily lifestyle choices will facilitate your body’s immune function. Some want or need more. That’s where Zen and Vitality comes into play!
The mind, in addition to medicine, has powers to turn the immune system around. ~ Dr Jonas Salk
Do you remember bouncing on a trampoline when you were a kid? Yes, it was a long time ago but you can bounce again, safely and gently, in order to stimulate your immune system and lymphatic system. Your lymph system, your body’s trash removal system, is important to your body’s ability to fight off infections. Your immune system targets and attacks invaders inside you. Your lymph system then flushes out the unwanted viruses, bacteria, toxins, by products, and other things that your body removes in order to feel healthy. Your lymph fluid needs to flow and movement is the pump that creates flow. Without taking your feet off the Rebounder, you can gently bounce to get your needed lymph flow (and blood flow!) which serves to boost your immune system. Read more at Wellness Mama
Your immune system controls an army of attackers that can take out infections and invaders upon command. These white blood cells, T-cells, and B-cells are like army soldiers. Once on the ground, they will fight and overcome their opponent. However in order to be effective and win, they have to first get to battlefield! That is the job of your circulatory system. Blood flow is the superhighway that delivers the warriors to the infection site. Heat increases blood flow. An Infrared Sauna heats the body from the inside out, so your immune function rises as your blood flow through the entire body rises. (Unlike a steam sauna room that heats the skin and works its way inside.) More blood flow means more healing and increased immune function for a shorter sauna session. And you can breathe easy because there is no steam, just immune boosting essential oils in your private sauna room. Read more at Hormones & Balance
Aromatherapy is plant medicine at its most intense due to the highly concentrated nature of essential oils. Essential oils can be used to stimulate the immune system, reduce stress, kill viruses and bacteria, decrease inflammatory responses, and much more. You may choose to experience aromatherapy in each of the private rooms at Zen and Vitality. Scents are very personal in nature but there are plenty to choose from. If plant medicine and aromatherapy are new to you, keep in mind that most modern day medicines come from elements extracted from plants. However, just like eating a variety of foods is best for your health, so is utilizing the entire plant or a mixture of plants best for aromatherapy. Read more from Deepak Chopra
In many circles, it is widely known that stress decreases immune function. There are many tools at Zen and Vitality to manage and reduce your stress. One of the most important for immune function is meditation. Through Meditation, you will activate your parasympathetic nervous system and bring calm to both mind and body. Meditation offers rest and relief needed by your body in order to fight off germs and keep you healthy the next day. Sleep is crucial to your immune system for exactly this “reset” reason. Meditation facilitates your mind sending the correct messages to the body that will help increase the effectiveness of your immune system. Meditation also activates the part of the brain that control positive emotions, anxiety, and awareness. You can actually meditate yourself into a better mood and a stronger immune system! Read more from the EOC Institute
Fresh Local Organic Raw and Prepared Foods
Fueling our bodies with fabulous nutritive foods should be high on the list of personal wellness choices we each make. Zen and Vitality wants to connect you with the best quality, most nutrition dense, locally grown organic foods that we can. We partner with local farms and chefs to give you convenient and easy access to foods that will support your immune system and your wellness as a whole. Weekly pickups make eating fabulous healthy food a breeze. Wellness Members have their pickup fees rolled into their small monthly fee. Learn more about weekly vegetable and grain pickups and weekly prepared food and drink orders.
It is astounding how much the immune system is strengthened by reducing daily mental stress levels with either visualization or meditation. The other great tonic for the immune system is love—loving ourselves as well as others. ~ Dr Bernie Siegel