Spring has sprung! The sun is shining; the birds are singing and with it come a renewed interest in being outdoors, being active and getting fit. Thank goodness for spring too, as it gives us a chance to shake off the winter blues, the hibernation, the colds and flus and allows us to ease into the opposite extremes the summer brings forth.
If you’re anything like me, you could do with a little help in getting back into the swing of spring, particularly if you suffer from hayfever, or have had quite a comfortable cosy (sedentary) winter.
Spring is a great time to cleanse our bodies, improve our diets and start exercising again!
Naturopathy in Melbourne at Better Health and Wellbeing can expertly guide you through a complete naturopathic detox programme as well as provide treatments aimed at rebalancing your immune system to alleviatehayfever. Couple this with the ‘Energy Balancing’ techniques to remove intolerances to food and environmental allergens and you are well and truly on your way to becoming hayfever free! As a health food shop in Melbourne Better Health & Wellbeing, located at 3 Colman Road in Warranwood, also offers excellent natural health products online and in-store to help you make the most of your spring.
Some of the best natural health products online and available in-store comes from my favourite brand Fusion. Fusion is a quality Australian owned and made brand that uniquely combines both Eastern (Traditional Chinese Medicine) herbs with Western herbs to create formulas that treat systems of the body, thus providing a truly holistic approach to supplementation. They also make their herbal tablets from liquid herbs that are dehydrated and pressed into tablet form so they provide maximum absorption in the body.
Some of Fusion’s stand out products for spring includes their “Allergy” formula which is effective for reducing all allergenic type responses in the body as well as clearing the inflammation caused by them. Excellent for hayfever, food intolerances, dermatitis – rashes, hives, eczema as well as bronchial airway irritation causing breathless, wheezing and ticklish cough.
For those of us wanting to spring clean our bodies Fusion’s Detox is an excellent product to use. It supports healthy detoxification, cleansing, drainage and elimination of metabolic wastes, microbial and colonic wastes via the liver, kidneys, lymphatics, skin and bowels. Giving your system a thorough cleaning and clearing all the way down to the “basement” cellular level.
Also in their range are two great products to assist with any weight loss efforts, big or small. They are Fusion’s ‘Green Tea’ and their ‘Weigh Loss’, which work really well in combination with one another, without pumping you full of caffeine or other stimulants.
Green tea’s health benefits are largely due to a group of compounds called catechism, and especially the EGCG (epigallo-catechin-3-O-gallate) type of catechism found in this herb. Research demonstrates that the daily consumption of 690mg of Green Tea catechism (equiv. to 2 Fusion Green Tea tablets) for 12 weeks significantly reduces body weight, BMI, waist circumference, and body fat mass.
Whilst Fusion’s Weight Loss product is excellent in supporting healthy weight loss by improving fat metabolism, supporting normal thyroid function as well as promoting normal blood sugar regulation. All the ingredients in Fusion’s ‘Weight Loss’ and the doses of these ingredients are based on clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of these ingredients at the doses supplied in this product.
Fusion’s ‘Weight Loss’ supplies Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) to curb appetite and inhibit fat biosynthesis, Coleus forskohlii to promote healthy thyroid function and stimulate fat metabolism in cell. Whilst, Gymea Sylvester, Chromium and Cinnamon all promote normal healthy blood sugar regulation and metabolism. Cinnamon also supports normal lepton and insulin action by maintaining healthy metabolic function and body weight.
A word of warning though! These products are effective ‘tools’ to help you loose weight or detoxify. They are to be used sensibly in conjunction with calorie-controlled diet and exercise or with efforts to reduce your intake of toxins! Your effort is also required – there are no magic pills! Having said that though, why not take advantage of the natural drive we get in spring to take better care of ourselves and get more active, there’s no better time to make the effort!