Wellness Tidbits

  • Sugar consumption, including high fructose corn syrup, can weaken the immune system by up to 50% for up to 4 hours. Consider limiting sugar consumption at the beginning of any illness to minimize damage to the immune system.
  • In a 10-year study, individuals who were less successful in managing their emotional stress had a 40% higher death rate than “non-stressed” individuals.
  • One way to help alleviate tension headaches is by rubbing peppermint oil, Tiger Balm, or white flower oil into your temples. All three remedies contain menthol, which has analgesic properties.
  • Mild exercise, such as a brisk walk, can be more effective at fighting fatigue than a nap or a cup of coffee.
  • If you lose one hour of sleep on any given night, your immune system decreases in effectiveness by 30%.
  • To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with a few drops of lavender essential oil. In addition, play soothing music while you bathe to unwind further.