It’s that time of year where the nasty winter cold and flu is going around and we are all susceptible to catching it. This week my husband and I both got sick at the same time, so I felt inspired to share with you some of our self-care and natural healing tools that can help to fight it off quicker.
The key is to boost the immune system in the following ways:
*Drink bone broth (from grass fed animals) or use it to make a hearty chicken + veggie soup.
*Take a Vitamin C supplement and drink lemon water through the day.
*Take a daily probiotic.
*Supercharge your immune system with this dynamite trio: Zinc, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin A (fully formed retinol). Note: with supplements, you get what you pay for, so opt for the highest quality possible. Pharmaca and Whole Foods Market sell reputable brands.
*Keep your fluids up by drinking lots of pure filtered or natural spring water. Herbal tea varieties (especially Echinacea or ginger) and fresh organic veggie juice are other great options.
*Stay warm, rest up and sleep a lot. Put that alarm clock away and let your body get as much sleep as it needs to fully repair and rejuvenate.
*Flush the lymphatic system by dry body brushing, then have a warm shower or bath, and finish by massaging your body with high quality oil such as pure jojoba.
*When possible, air out your house by opening up all the windows. Get outside in the fresh air and possibly soak up some healing sunshine.
*If your throat is sore, try some slippery elm lozenges.
*Be mindful that stress and sugar will deplete your immune system, so manage / avoid both of these when you are run down.
Note: these are just general suggestions to try, I am clearly not a doctor. If needed, please seek medical support.
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