Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

Incorporate these lifestyle practices to boost immunity naturally and keep yourself healthy all season long!

 Lifestyle practices to boost immunity

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS:  

Our bodies feel and function better when hydrated.  Nourishing fluids include water, coconut water, bone broth and tea (peppermint, chamomile, and ginger).

EAT REAL FOODS: 

Eat clean, whole foods and limit sugar, dairy and wheat as much as possible.  These are the most common foods that cause inflammation.  

EXERCISE OR MOVE DAILY:

Moving your body is one of the best ways to improve overall health and keep immunity strong.  

MEDITATION:

High cortisol, adrenalin and emotional stress negatively affect immunity.  Find natural ways to lower stress such as meditation.

ADEQUATE SLEEP:

Lack of sleep compromises immunity.  Seven or more hours of sleep is recommended for optimal health.

VITAMIN D: 

Enjoy some sunshine or if your levels are low consider taking a daily maintenance dosage.  Vitamin D fights infections by activating immunity cells and producing antibodies and the proteins that affect cell behavior. 

IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY BY ADDING PLANTS TO YOUR HOME.

PROBIOTICS

Restoring the beneficial bacteria in your gut helps boosts immunity.  70-80% of immune tissue is located in the digestive tract.

OMEGA 3’s: 

Benefits are widespread so are helpful in improving overall well being and body function, mental and heart health and physical performance.  


But when the cold bites or the flu stings follow these natural remedies to recover faster ...

 Health remedies for the cold and flu

RAW GARLIC: 

Consuming raw garlic has a natural ability to help the body recover due to it’s antimicrobial, antiviral and anti fungal properties. 

FACE STEAM: 

Add thyme, rosemary and oregano into a pot of boiling water.  Boil for 5 minutes.  Lean over the pot with a towel over your head to keep the steam in. Breathing in the steam will help ease congestion and soothe the throat and sinuses.

GINGER LEMON TEA: 

Make ginger tea with 2 inches of fresh ginger root, lemon and honey.  Combine and let simmer for 25-40 minutes.  

BONE BROTH: 

Soothing remedy and a great source of protein and minerals.

ZINC

Supports immunity and works best when taken at the first sign of illness.  Zinc can be taken as a supplement and is also found in root vegetables, oysters, shellfish, seafood and almonds. 

CHINESE HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS: 

Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about a formula that will work for your symptoms!

Most importantly gets lots of rest and come in for an acupuncture session!