Wednesday Walk ~ Stay Healthy!

Happy Wednesday Friends!

On today’s ‘Wednesday Walk’, well I am not really on a walk 😉 ’cause I just got back to my San Francisco apartment after a trip to New Orleans. I wanted to make a quick video and share some advice on staying healthy & maintaining a strong immune system. You see, in the past month, I have been traveling A LOT & while it has been amazing to visit so many places, travel can be very taxing! But whether it’s travel, stress or just the day-to-day grind, I have found that it’s so important to maintain regular & healthy habits in order to support the body to work at its optimal health.

Check out this week’s video blog as I share specific tools you can use to strengthen your immune system so you can go into Fall being your best possible self! One of them being my favorite essential oil by doTERRA.


I would love to hear from you. What do you do to keep your immune system healthy & strong? Please leave a comment on the blog so we can all learn from you!

All love,



  1. Kathy 6 years ago

    Hi, I try to get good sleep. It seems like my life is borin, but if I don’t do all of the things you mentioned, I fall behind in my health. How do you deal with the temptations life has to offer?
    I am interested in on guard. Can you fill me in?

    ps. I was at the conference in Washington. Good Job!

  2. Leeanne Deroche 6 years ago

    Hi Jody!
    I keep myself and my family healthy by whole food vitamins, probiotics, elderberry syrup, and Edens gardens oils. (We will do thieves, lavender, and oregano) Lots of hand washing and spinal twists added to our yoga practice. We also love to play in the garden! 🙂

  3. Anita 6 years ago

    WOW that sure is a ton of travel in a very short amount of time!! I would say I use all the same tools and this is from a cancer survivor. The over-riding main theme is Listening to My Body and being sure I get enough REST and well, I would say a ton of WATER also to continually flush toxins from my body. REST can be as simple as adding Legs to the Wall in the middle of my day or before I start the day and to really deeply and purposefully REST and while in this pose the toxins are naturally being released. Being mindful of my thoughts as well throughout my day in addition to my twice daily meditations. I found I had a lot of stories about my health in situations that were not necessarily true. Enough for now – was only going to write a short thing and well, you got more. Be Well and Love your Wednesday Walk posts!! Keep them coming!!

  4. Lisa H. 6 years ago

    My day begins early with reading my Bible, journaling, meditation and yoga. I also take ayurvedic herbs, have been taking them since January and have not been sick since (and see a local ayurvedic practitioner once/month). I try to eat clean, and for me that means lots of fruits and veggies and plant based fats,as well as some meat. I get acupuncture treatments once/month. And, I just try to keep my schedule at a reasonable pace. Starting my day centered is super important. I’m working now in ending my day with prayer as well 🙂

  5. Leigh 6 years ago

    Hi Jodi!

    Yes, that is a ton of travel in a short amount of time! I spent about 6 weeks “on the road” this summer in Europe, going to Sweden, different places in France, and then England. So I really needed to watch my health and daily routines, not always easy if in a hotel or in a strange place, no matter how lovely it is.

    I found that getting plenty of exercise –daily walking, gentle yoga, are essential. I make sure to get out of my seat on the plane or a train and stretch and stand for awhile.

    I make sure to drink plenty of good quality water.

    I avoid alcohol while on a plane or train, and before and after being on them as well. It is dehydrating, and like any sugar, is weakening for the immune system. I avoid sugars as well — preferring fresh whole fruit to anything else. Not even dried fruits, which are dehyrdating and sugar laden. From all the research I’ve done, sugars are very weakening to the immune system.

    And sleep — often sleep is disrupted by overseas travel. So I try to relax and take it easy if I’m tired one or more days, and don’t push myself as much as I might if I were feeling better. Sometimes when you’re visiting a place and would like to do some things on the tourist trail, it can be tempting to push through fatigue, but I have learned that is unwise. There is nothing more worrisome than travelling with a sore throat or a cold, and it is not considered safe in any case. Not to mention that your fellow travellers will be ill at ease having to sit next to you and worry about what you might really have!

    I also use essential oils, and herbal tinctures. Elderberry is great for the immune system, and so is astragalus, and a few others. I might take some extra vitamin C if I start to feel a cold coming on.

    Finally, I eat lots of vegetables and warm foods to settle my nervous system! All that flying and time travel and
    crowds of people, very hard on the nervous system! Warm water in a thermos, soups, cooked veggies work better for me than cold foods….

    Hope this wasn’t too long!

    thanks for your wonderful video posts!

  6. Japji Keating 6 years ago

    Hi Jodi, congratulations on your huge success. I am happy to learn about doTerra. I think making sure that I am centered through meditation, that I sleep well and deeply, and making sure that my diet includes beets, high fiber grains, and protein. I like drinking lots of Smart Water to keep balanced physically. And, of course, I never miss my Yoga class. Cheers and more happiness to you. JJ

  7. Gina Bates Brown 6 years ago

    Hi, Thank you for the great suggestions for keeping healthy. I agree with rest, water, meditation, acupuncture, reading inspirational books, healthy food (I’m gluten and dairy free), and movement. Having a creative outlet helps me as well. I’m blessed to have written a children’s mindfulness book coming out soon and am working on a children’s yoga CD. Inspire! Gina

  8. Joanne Spence 6 years ago

    Hi Jodi, So lovely to see you in DC. I include massage and chiropractic (as well as acupuncture). I rotate these therapies as needed. I find it is best to have some sort of monthly treatment whether or not I “think” I need it. A daily gently and restorative and breathing practice is key. I also take fish oils (usually krill) and aswaganda is my current “go to” herb.
    Loads of Love,

  9. tanya hall 6 years ago

    Hi Sweet Amazing Friend Goddess,
    Well, I do all those things you said.. adding OREGANO… oil and the most important.. is honoring my energy level and saying no to anyone and anything if my body needs to rest NO MATTER WHAT OR WHO…….. love you

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