December Newsletter

Winter has arrived and brought with it that annoying cold and flu season!
At LGCWC we believe that a preventive approach is your first line of defense. But if a nasty bug gets you down we have some suggestions to get you back on your feet and feeling healthy again.

Want to prevent the cold or flu?

  • Drink plenty of water. Viruses like dry environments so liquids help.
  • Decrease your sugar consumption as it directly decreases the immune system.
  • Reduce your stress levels with meditation, massage or breathing exercises.
  • Limit alcohol which can inhibit white blood cell activity.
  • Exercise! Even a little exercise is better than no exercise.
  • Use key supplements that support the immune system like vitamins D and C and elderberry

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Ten Tips to Keep the Holly-days Jolly-days!

1. Remember that this is the holiday season and it’s the journey not the destination. Take time to enjoy and be mindful.
2. Plan ahead. Organize your parties, events, shopping, meals and gifts on paper or online and consult your notes frequently.
3. Streamline shopping. Shop with a plan and a budget. Gift certificates, magazine subscriptions and memberships are always appreciated. If you want to shop “local”, call ahead to make sure the store has what you’re looking for. And if you must go to the mall, go first thing in the morning or in the evening. Never go to the mall on a weekend.
4. Exercise. It’s good for the mind and body.
5. Ask for help and /or delegate. Don’t shoulder the burden for everything this holiday. Potlucks are a great way to share favorite dishes. Remember that kids and spouses are capable. Just be open to letting them do things their way! Read More

Bueler’s Vegetable Broth

Ingredients

In a large cooking pot combine:

6-8 Large Carrots
2 zucchini
1/3 bunch of celery
2 tomatoes
1 wedge of cabbage (optional)
Cover with water, cook for 1 1/2 hours, sip as a tea. You may add parsley or greens