Tips for a Healthy Fall

In New Mexcico tis’ the season for biscochitos, posole, pumpkin patches, and falling leaves.  As we settle into autumn, now is a good time to focus on self-care to best enjoy the season.

Cannabis Considerations

During colder months we recommend strains rich in the terpene ocimene, like Ghost Train Haze. Terpenes are the pungent oils that give each strain of cannabis its scent and serve as a blueprint to how a strain will affect you. Ocimene is a terpene know to help clear chest congestion. This terpene is commonly found in herbs like basil in addition to cannabis.

Another beneficial terpene this time of year is pinene. It is found in uplifting strains which can give you a needed energy boost on shorter winter days.   It’s also a bronchodilator which is beneficial for those with asthmatic symptoms.

Lifestyle Check In

Taking preventative steps is an effective form of protection from getting sick.

Here are three good tips for keeping you 100% charged this season:

  1. Protect yourself from the flu. The best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year in the fall. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Stay home if you get sick or if you’re expressing symptoms of illness.
  2. Wash your hands. Keeping clean hands is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It’s best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Feeling down? See your doctor. Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but not viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so its recommended to avoid antibiotics if you have one of these. Always see your doctor to find out if your illness is bacterial or viral to get the treatment you need.

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