We are now firmly into the sickie season and the month of excess, so with that in mind, I asked nutritional therapist Laurie Richards (one half of the magical CALA duo) for some advice on how to tackle December!
As we rush around buying the last of those presents, catching up with friends, drinking and eating more than usual and generally preparing for and celebrating Christmas, we put ourselves and our bodies through more stress than usual. The bad news is that stress lowers the immune system and allows bugs to wreak havoc on the body. The good news is that we can find everything we need to support and defend ourselves in Mother Nature’s pantry! So make sure to add these cold- and flu-fighting foods to your basket the next time you go shopping.
1. Orange Veggies
Carrots, sweet potatoes and squash contain beta-carotene which the body turns into…
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