Immunity and You!

Immunity and You!
So, what exactly is an immune system? Our immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defend our bodies against infection. With the pandemic still upon us, now more than ever is the importance of keeping our immune system strong. When our immune system is functioning properly, we are able to fight off diseases, viruses, infections and more. So, what can we do to build our immune system so we can continue to lead a happy and vibrant life?

Your first line of defense in building your immune system is to lead a healthy lifestyle. The choices you make each day can make a significant contribution to your overall health.

Here are just a few lifestyle choices that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and building overall immunity:

EATING A DIET RICH IN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: Have you heard the idea of “eat the rainbow”? We want to make sure that we eat fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors. When we do this, our bodies get the essential nutrients they need. You see, plants contain different pigments, or phytonutrients that give them their color and different colors mean different health benefits.

GETTING ADEQUATE SLEEP: Ideally our bodies need between seven and nine hours of quality sleep to recharge and keep our immune system strong. Sleep is important for our bodies to rest and repair. Research has shown that during sleep our bodies have an increase in cytokine production. Cytokines act as messengers in the body for the immune system and need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation. Sleep deprivation may decrease the production of these protective cytokines, leaving our bodies vulnerable.

MANAGING STRESS LEVELS: When our bodies are under stress, the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced making us more susceptible to infections. Long term stress weakens the immune system due to a decrease in the body’s lymphocytes, the white blood cells that help fight off infection.

Did you know that there are essential oils that can also support building up the immune system? We have some great organic essential oils in our product line that do just that! Here are just a few:

Immunity Boost This versatile blend made with Lavender, Eucalyptus radiata, and Tea Tree is great for supporting overall immune health. You can inhale or diffuse to nourish your natural defenses and refresh your respiratory system. Also, great for dry brushing.

Oregano Oil Oregano essential oil is steam-distilled from the plants’ fresh leaves and twigs, making an extremely potent and clear yellow oil that may be used to support a healthy immune system. This oil can be diffused and is great added to a cleaning solution. Always dilute Oregano Oil as it can cause irritation at high levels. This oil can also be used internally in our Mini Cap form which is already diluted for your safety.

Aromaforce Immune Defense This powerful blend featuring Eucalyptus and Rosemary is here to support and defend immune and respiratory health. Immune Defense can be used topically or diffused to purify indoor air. Easy to use and great for travelling! We also have a great chest rub featuring this great blend. Check it out here!

There are many other oils that support immunity. Check out Lavender, Tea Tree, and Frankincense, too.

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Stay healthy!

Article by: Carla Cohen

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Immune Defense Chest Rub DIY

Feeling a little stuffed up? We have you covered with this simple DIY recipe.With only three ingredients, this recipe comes together in minutes. Breathe Deep!Ingredients:½ C. Shea Butter1 T. Jojoba Oil25 Drops of Pranarom Immune Defense Essential OilDirections: In a double broiler (or a medium sized glass bowl sitting on top of a small pot of water), add shea butter and jojoba oil and heat until melted. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Add essential oils and stir until combined. Pour into small glass jar. Cool completely (you can put in the refrigerator to expedite) to solidify.To use, apply a small amount to chest and rub in. Recipe by: Carla Cohen

Aromashield: Safe for You and the Environment!

Get out and explore. We’ve got you safely covered! The days are getting longer and the temperatures are warming up across the country – it’s time to head outdoors and enjoy some much-needed sunshine. But, there’s nothing worse than trying to enjoy a beautiful day out in nature when those pesky, uninvited, pests arrive on the scene. The challenge often becomes “how do we protect ourselves from the mosquitos, fleas, ticks, etc, while still protecting ourselves from all the unwanted chemicals?” Most insect repellants on the market today contain shocking amounts of toxic chemicals. Have you ever read the warning label on products that contain Deet? Yikes!! We must remember that our skin is the largest organ in our body, and anything we put on it can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Bug Spray 101 There are two main categories of bug sprays: insecticides and repellents. The Environmental Protection Agency has classified both of these as pesticides in the United States. A pesticide can be classified as any substance or a combination of substances that is intended for: • Preventing• Destroying• Repelling, or• Mitigating any pestInsecticides by definition are substances that are used to kill insects. Repellents, on the other hand, are substances that are used to repel insects from landing and climbing on surfaces.While many of these products have been approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), there are many organizations that find some of these products to be harmful to us and the environment. Getting educated on what we put in and on our body is more important than ever. A Safe Alternative At Pranarom, we put you and your safety first! Our products are made using the power of certified organic essential oils with absolutely no harsh synthetics and chemicals. Safe for you, your family, and the environment!So, the next time you are heading out to enjoy a day outdoors, you have a safe choice. We have you covered with our Aromashield line of products and some exciting new additions. We even have a line for kids! Let’s take a closer look. NEW Aromashield Forest & Field Defense Spray: Deep woods, thick grass and ticks don’t stand a chance against this power-house spray. This product is not for children under 12 years old – check out our Aromashield Defense Spray for Kids, instead. Aromashield After-Bite Eraser: New name, same great product! Made with Lavender, Peppermint, and Clove, this product provides immediate relief for itchy bug bites while promoting healing. This product is a great addition to your first aid kit. And now in a kid’s version too! NEW Aromashield Outdoor Defense Diffusion Blend: Made with Citronella and Rose Geranium are sure to keep the bugs at bay so you can enjoy the outdoors. Great added to a diffuser or to our Aromatherapy Bracelet. This product comes in a kid’s version, too! Aromashield Defense Spray: Our classic Aromashield Defense spray is great for protecting you from those pesky flying pests. It also has a pleasant, light aroma! And now in a kid’s version too! You may have to apply natural bug repellants a little more often than our chemical counterparts, but it’s worth it!On Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest? Come by and say hi. You can find us @pranarom_usa.Stay healthy and have fun! Article by: Carla Cohen