By Natasha Suzuki
1) Swap your salad for some warm soup. Both Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life, suggest eating cooked and warming foods as the weather get colder and drier. So, instead of opting for a “healthy” salad at lunch, stock up on warming soups and stews. Chicken soup has long been touted for its benefits of healing when you’re feeling under the weather. Grab your spoons and sip your way to healthy.
2) Stock up on homeopathic cold and flu remedies. Homeopathic remedies are safe and effective with no side effects. Most health stores, grocery stores and drug stores carry a variety of homeopathic remedies to cut the duration of colds and flus. Homeopathic remedies follow the principle that the body can naturally heal itself and that like cures like. By offering the body a small dose of the very thing that is making it feel ill, the body will begin to cure itself.
3) Sweeten with raw honey. Raw honey has antibacterial properties and contains pre-biotics that help the body’s absorption of the good bugs, probiotics. Raw honey, when used consistently, helps to increase the body’s white blood cell count, which are key in boosting immunity. Plus, it tastes great and can naturally sooth a sore throat. Sip herbal tea with raw honey to prevent head congestion from settling in to the throat.
4) Start taking probiotics. With the majority of the immune system living in the gut, it’s more important than ever to improve your gut health. The first step to improving your gut’s natural immune fighting powers is to feed it good bacteria in the form of probiotics. Taken on a regular basis, probiotics help to not only build the immune system but also support healthy digestion.
5) Use Thieves essential oil. Thieves essential oil is a blend of anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal essential oils. You can purchase Thieves as a spray and use it to spray door handles, kitchen counters, or anywhere else germs might live. The pure essential oil of Thieves can be diffused in the air to provide everyone in the home with protection from winter’s cold and flu bugs.
Three Steps to Speed Up Your Recovery If You Do Feel a Cold or Flu Coming On:
By combing these steps below, the body can recover and overcome a cold or a flu much faster.
1) Take a hot bath with 1 or 2 cups of Epsom.
2) Eat and drink plenty of warm liquids (such as soup, hot herbal tea, or room temperature water).
3) Get plenty of rest.
Natasha Suzuki is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and registered yoga instructor specializing in helping you discover the body and life you’ll love by guiding you through a proven system encompassing nutrition, inspiration, and expert support.
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