This post and photography are courtesy of Nic Abraham.
We are in the midst of a seasonal shift. Summer is slowly but surely saying “goodbye”, and Fall is quickly saying “hello”. This transition is not just a weather change. It’s can also be a bodily change.
Yes, our bodies respond to the seasons. A positive response to the changing weather might be planning a trip to a farm or a snuggling under a cozy blanket. A negative response might be restless sleep or a lack of energy. If you’re feeling the latter, Heinen’s Wellness Department offers several natural remedies to increase your mood, including dozens of teas.
Wellness teas are not only good for your mind, but also your body and soul, and have been used for years to better health. A blend of herbs, plants and spices can provide many benefits and relieve a host of ailments. Whether you’re having trouble sleeping or are simply find yourself in a crummy mood, rest assured that there’s a tea that can help!
Tea to Increase Balance
Many of us are juggling kids, work, home and relationships. Checking off all the tasks on a to-do list while getting enough exercise and finding time to relax is tough. It can be hard to think clearly and live a balanced lifestyle when everything feels out to whack. If you’re need of some clarity and vitality, try Urbal Tea’s Equilibrium Blend. This warming tea restores balance and order in the body to keep you going strong.
Tea to Increase Energy
We are moving into a season that won’t allow us to rely on the sunshine for an energy boost. Gloomy days can be draining and decrease our motivation to do the simplest of things. Yogi Sweet Tangerine Positive Energy Tea has just what you need to kick that “blah” feeling. This combination of goodness lifts and invigorates the spirit while providing energy. Its sweet and floral flavor might even bring a smile to your face, too!
Tea to Help with Sleep
If falling or staying asleep is an issue, try a tea that will help your body get the rest it needs naturally. An effective tea will relieve occasional sleeplessness while calming and relaxing the body. Traditional Medicinals offers an Organic Nighty Night Tea that is minty, sweet and sure to take you to la-la land.
Tea to Help with Stress
With everything going on in the world right now, it’s easy to let stress get the best of you. In those moments, turn to a tea that will relax and calm your mind. Here are two powerful teas to consider.
Traditional Medicinals Organic Cup of Calm lives up to its name exactly. Lavender and mint provide a soft floral taste to help you unwind. If daily stress is a concern, consider adding this tea to your morning or afternoon routine.
Urbal Tea Stress-Out mixes several warming herbs to relieve stress and tension. This tea is a great option if you’re on-the-go or like to sip tea throughout the day.
Elixir For Immune System Support
As the seasons change, we must take care of ourselves. Immune system support is paramount, especially with illness lurking around every corner. If you need a strong defense, incorporate Four Sigmatic’s Chaga Elixir into your daily routine. This wellness elixir is packed with antioxidant properties to support the immune system and improve hair, nails, and skin.
Multivitamins contain vitamins and minerals. This dietary supplement of micronutrients ensures that the body gets what it needs to function properly. A multivitamin might be a good option for those with a poor diet or a preexisting health conditions. Remember, only take multivitamins as directed on the package label or by a physician.
MegaFood offers several daily multivitamins, including soft chews. Their supplements are specific to age and gender, so there’s something for men, women and children.
Many people know Vitamin C is great for the immune system and healing process, but most aren’t aware of what else it can do. As an antioxidant, this vitamin supports blood vessels, cartilage, collagen and muscle formation. It also helps the body absorb iron and fight illness. Vitamin C is present in many fruits and vegetables; however, if your diet doesn’t support this consumption, a supplement can ensure you get the recommended 75 milligrams for adult women and 90 milligrams for adult men.
The likelihood of Midwesterners being Vitamin D deficient is high. Even if you spend a lot of time in the sun, it’s possible your body isn’t converting sunlight to Vitamin D. This may be a result of age, existing health problems or increased melanin levels in the skin. Regardless of the reason, this is an issue. Vitamin D regulates the body’s calcium and phosphorus and supports the bone structure. As we switch to a season with less sunlight, a Vitamin D supplement may be necessary to reduce the risk of deficiency.