Ho, ho, ho,
Tis the fun season of gift giving. It is also the season of giving something else and that’s germs.
It was great to see your long lost cousin….until you came down with her cold. Or your coworker who sits right next to you who was coughing up a lung until you suggested maybe she stay home from work for awhile. She had bronchitis.
Yes, it’s that sniffling and sneezing time of year.
But you can be prepared.
I find the best way to fend off those unwanted germy gifts from family, friends and coworkers is by boosting my immune system.
I always start with healthy whole foods.
However, even if you eat the highest quality foods, it doesn’t hurt if you take a few extra precautions. Two of my favorites are Juice Plus and Daily Immune by Pure Encapsulations. The other is to keep my gut flora healthy with a good probiotic. I switch between Probiotic Synergy, Probiophage DF , and Pro-flora Concentrate Probiotic Pearls.
In addition to that, you probably have a few things in your own kitchen to help you keep the bugs away.
One is garlic. Oh how I love garlic. Not just because it gives great flavor to foods but because is has powerful antimicrobial properties and is very useful if you have a respiratory system irritation like a cold or flu. All you need to do is crush a clove of raw garlic, mix it with honey, and eat it raw.
Then there’s thyme tea. Most of us use thyme for cooking, but it is a great expectorant. If you develop a cough, simply brew a cup of thyme tea and sip on it throughout the day.
My good friend Cathy introduced me to Fire Cider and I take a daily dose with my breakfast. I love the stuff. Her friends Velya and Ehris who wrote the book, How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal taught her how to make the stuff. I admit, I buy mine. You can click here for what I buy.
There are lots of simple remedies that you can rely on to keep you and your immune system strong so you can make it through the holidays with your health intact. I have a kit in my cabinet. This is what’s in it, Fire Cider, Daily Immune, Oil of Oregano, Thyme, Oscillococcinum, Silvercillin Spray and Elderberry Syrup. I think I’m prepared what do you think?
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Here’s to you and your making 2020 one of your best years ever!
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