There is an undeniable sense of panic and fear in these chaotic times. “What can we do to protect ourselves?’’ As believers in alternative medicine and herbal modalities, we find comfort in plants, practices and solutions that have proven themselves over generations.
We, too, have been inundated with information. Our hope is to offer fresh, practical tips, to keep our immune system strong and to support our overall well being, drawing from our unique, holistic perspective. We can’t control the world around us, but our power is in our response.
Let’s stay connected to our true nature. Here’s how we’re empowering ourselves and our community:
Invest in rest. It's the foundation of health, but our thoughts can get in the way. Drops+ Sleep is formulated with higher levels of CBN and specific terpenes to support sleep.
Keep moving, for your mind and vitality. Staying home doesn’t have to stop your workouts. Stream some yoga, dance or pilates.
Nourish your body and spirit with whole foods; fill your plate with color (it can come from your pantry too!). Specifically avoid grains and sugar, they are known to suppress immunity.
Boost your efforts with supplements that can help prevention. Here are some of our favorites*:
Vitamin C - (1000mg per day) supports various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system.
Vitamin D3 - (2-5000 units per day) can modulate immune responses. Deficiency is associated with increased autoimmunity and an increased susceptibility to infection.
Zinc - is an essential mineral found throughout the body. Deficiencies lead to compromised immune systems.
Adaptogenic Herbs - support the body's response to stress, reducing cortisol and building immune strength. A stressed body has a hard time fighting off antigens and is at higher risk. Be Calm, our favorite adaptogenic herbal blend, can be very helpful.
Immune Mushrooms - like Chaga, Maitake, Reishi, Agaricus Blazei and Shiitake are known to provide support on a cellular level.
Energy Building or Tonic Herbs - can support immune and adrenal function as well as energy, stamina and vitality.Anti-Viral Herbs - such as Isatis, Andrographis, Dandelion, Viola, Lonicera can specifically support us during this time.
Reinvest in your mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. We love to breathe to drop into a tranquil space. Journaling or “talking to yourself” in a voice note can help clear out cyclical thoughts.
Stay connected with people, from afar. Schedule video hangouts, make calls over texts.
Spark joy and reframe more time indoors in a positive light. Refresh your space, clear out clutter, play games, listen to music, dance around your home. Explore new ways to challenge your mind, read new books or try an online course.
Stand tall, stay grounded, root down, branch out. (And don’t forget to wash your hands). It’s In Our Nature.
In good health,
The Plant People Team
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. They are not intended as medical advice or to replace doctors guidance. These product are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.