PREVENT COLDS THIS WINTER SEASON…

NO-ONE LIKES BEING SICK. EVER TRIED TO ELIMINATE COLDS OR FLU?

Staying well during Winter or season changes can be the hardest job ever! We’ve found some cool ways to avoid the colds, miserable mindset and sad face sickness…

 

SIP IT

Drink hot black or green tea with lemon and honey. Drinking the tea and breathing in steam stimulates the cilia—the hair follicles in the nose—to move out germs more efficiently. Lemon thins mucus, and honey is antibacterial.

DIG INTO THE PROTEIN

Research shows that diets that are too low in protein can deplete the immune system. So make sure to get protein-rich foods throughout the day, especially fish, eggs and yogurt.

BREATHE IT OUT

Germs can live beyond a sneeze or cough, so when walking past another person who is sneezing or coughing, slowly breathe out until beyond the 6- to 10-foot zone. A just-in-case option to keep from inhaling the contaminated air.

DID YOU SAY ZINC?

Popping zinc within 24 hours of the start of symptoms helps shorten your sniffle. Significant effects were seen at doses of at least 75 mg (the equivalent of three or four lozenges) per day, taken as long as your cold lasts.

THE NOSE KNOWS

Try a daily nasal rinse with a bulb syringe to flush out viruses and help clear secretions. You can buy nasal saline irrigation at the chemist or make your own: Mix 3 teaspoons iodine-free salt and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Add 1 teaspoon of this mixture to 1 cup distilled or cooled boiled water.

GET JUICE-Y

During cold and flu season, why not start your day by making and drinking juice. Ingredients such as kale, broccoli, apple, arugula, parsley, cucumber, carrots, Swiss chard, lemon and mint give you above the recommended servings of whole fruits and vegetables every day, and help to avoid getting sick.

SWEAT IT OUT

Cycle whenever you possibly can. By exercising, you can break congestion, and hopefully eliminate toxins. If you have access to a hot dry sauna – try to use it every day.

 

 


Love + Light

Kate

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