Cold and Flu Season Natural Remedies

April 1, 2016

 

 

Generally speaking the main suggestions are ofcourse getting enough sleep, eating a clean diet (no sugar, processed foods, alcohol,coffee etc) and getting regular exercise will help keep your immune system up and running

 

It is true though that sometimes we need a little assistance especially during winter when the bugs and viruses seem to thrive.

 

These are simple inclusions:

 

Nutritionals:

 

FISH OIL-OMEGA 3 SUPPLEMENT

High levels of Omega 3 supplements can help to reduce inflammation in the body as well as supplying naturally occurring Vitamin A and Vitamin D that both help to boost immune health.  Omega 3’s have immune properties by also helping to increase the activity of cells in our body called phagocytes that help to munch up bacteria.

 

Always choose purified fish oils that don’t contain heavy metals.  1gm a day or more depending on the persons health history and weight is what is generally recommended.

 

Coconut oil

 

1 tablespoon a day of coconut oil taken either directly or melted into a cup of tea or in food J

 

Coconut oil is high in Lauric acid which the body converts to compounds that have amazingly

potent anti-microbial properties.

 

 

 

Raw Garlic

 

1-2 cloves a day either on food or crushed into a little water (tip-drink it quickly J)

 

Garlic has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties to help ward off bugs…maybe it’s just the smell lol!

 

Herbal tea blend - Winter Gem 

Why not try our amazing herbal winter gem tea with the amazing herbs below:

 

  • Yarrow

  • Echinacea

  • Peppermint

  • Sage

  • Ginger

 

A natural Immunostimulant, antimicrobial, diaphoretic and astringent tea that has warming propertis and can be used to support the immune system during times of respiratory upset and the prevention of colds and flus.

 

Add some Manuka honey for its immune and antimicrobial properties-  even more delicious.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar/ Liquid cholorophyll/lemon juice

A healthy body is a body that is alkaline (pH of 7.4).  Adding apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or liquid chlorophyll can help to kill off bacteria but creating an environment for health.

 

 

 

 

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