If you're like me the transition to Fall is one of the best times of the year. But, as much as I love pumpkin-everything and cozy sweaters - I don't love how much it impacts my immune system.
Here at Kosterina, we believe that natural, real foods are what keep us thriving until we're 100 years old. But, we're always looking for the most effective ways to stay happy + healthy. Here are some supplements and herbs that can help ease that transition into cozy sweaters and latte season.
1. Vitamin C still works: It might be the oldest trick in the book, but during the transitional weather this supplement helps makes you stronger on a cellular level. Added perk: Dr. Steve Gundry says that Vitamin C helps us produce more collagen, which keeps us looking young!
2. Gut health matters: Ensure you're taking a good probiotic proven to support your immune response to respiratory illnesses. I've started taking Seed Probiotics because I've been impressed by the serious science backing them up.
3. Herb it up: Foods that you have in your pantry (or not!) - like garlic, ginger, turmeric, oregano and yes, olive leaf extract, are all that you need to naturally up your immune system.
What are your favorite ways to stay healthy as the weather changes?
Peace, love & EVOO, Katerina
Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.
How are you doing? I've cut myself off from watching CNN because my cortisol levels go through the roof. In the name of mental well-being and stress-reduction, I'd like to share some goodnews about the Coronavirus that you may not be hearing about if you're watching the news. I recently tuned in to The James Altucher Show, featuring Futurist (and fellow Greek) Peter Diamandis, who gave me some new perspective on the chaos that's shaping our world.
I hope that you're staying safe and calm during this unprecedented, scary time. I am praying for the health of our communities here in New York, throughout the US, in Greece, and around the entire world.