Planning a long-overdue vacation or trip to visit family or friends? Taking elderberry extract 10 days before traveling (and continuing for five days after you return) will help you enjoy your trip to the fullest. Australian scientists found that folks who did so when embarking on a flight had 22% fewer respiratory infection symptoms and recovered two days faster than those who didn’t take elderberry. What’s more, a Swedish study found that taking elderberry extract at the first sign of symptoms reduced participants’ flu duration by three days. Credit goes to anthocyanins, which blunt the ability of viruses to invade cells. One to try: New Nordic Elderberry Gummies (NewNordicUSA.com)
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.