A new school year is upon us, which means new teachers, new friends and classes. For many students, a new school year also means new stressors and new germs. Completing homework assignments, performing well in the next big game and studying for the first test can all be sources of stress and anxiety for students. Stress, along with an increased amount of germ exposure, can lead to a decrease in immunity. A decrease in immunity can increase the chance of developing a cold or the flu.
Many students find that managing and overcoming stress and anxiety is crucial to their success. Bach Rescue Remedy is a popular stress support supplement sold at The Mustard Seed Natural & Organic Food Store. Rescue Remedy is designed to help individuals cope with the different emotional aspects of stressful situations. Rescue Remedy is a combination of 6 different Bach Flower Essences - Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness and lack of focus, Star of Bethlehem for shock, and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts and a lack of self-control. Rescue Remedy is designed for immediate relief and should work within 20 minutes of consumption. Rescue Remedy only needs to be taken during times of need. All Bach Flower Essence products have an impressive safety profile. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that there are no known drug interactions, no known side-effects, no known possibility of over-dosing and the alcohol-free form is safe children.
Every September The Mustard Seed Natural & Organic Food Store is flooded with parents looking for immune support products for their children, due to the first illness “going around” at school. According to Phyllis Balch, CNC, in the Prescription for Nutritional Healing, vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, enhances immunity. According to a study published in the March 2010 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D3 supplementation during the winter may reduce the incidence of influenza A. Influenza A occurred in 10.8% of children in the vitamin D3 group compared to 18.6% of children in the placebo group. There are several forms of vitamin D. According to Balch, Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is considered the natural form, and is synthesized in the skin in response to exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The cold winter months in the North Country can make it difficult for many people to obtain adequate amounts of sun exposure. Taking a vitamin D3 supplement may help raise vitamin D3 levels in the body. Vitamin D3 supplements are very inexpensive and come in softgel, tablet, liquid and chewable forms. Ask your healthcare provider if you could benefit from taking a Vitamin D3 supplement. Vitamin D rich foods include eggs, fatty saltwater fish, shiitake mushrooms, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, alfalfa, nettle and parsley.
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Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
Disclaimer: Nothing in this article is intended as, or should be construed as, medical advice. This article is for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. The products mentioned in this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.