|Posted on November 28, 2012 at 3:50 PM|
The weather has already changed and I am sure you are seeing people around you with Cold & Flu or you might have one your self. Save your self from medications, headaches and sneezez by incorporating simple natural ways for prevention as well as reflief from symptoms - in case you already have
Prevention - It is important to strengthen the immune system to fight colds, flus and infections. Avoid - Sugars,chronic stress, lack of sleep alcohol and caffeine. They can all wreak havoc on the immune system. Eat antioxidant rich fruits & vegetables to calm free radicals that can damage the immune system. Add adaptogenic plants to help build immunity and increase resistance to stress. They all have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, anti bacterial and antioxidant properties. To name a few - berries, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, broccoli, oregano ..!
Keep your body well hydrated and alkaline by drinking lots of filtered water, coconut water, freshly squeezed citric juices and eating vegetables and root vegetables (carrots, beets, sweet potatoes). Root vegetables are very good for not only keeping your body alkaline but also keeps you grounded during winters.
Relief from Symptoms - Increase your Vitamin D supplement to 3000 IU daily - it will rapidly attack on the cell walls of bacteria, viruses & fungi. Take a good probiotic which includes Lactobacillus, acidophilus and Bifidobacterium. You can also add fermented foods like tempeh, kimchi, yoghurt, kefir to your diet. Like I said before keep your body hydrated - drink water after every bathroom visit; include herbal teas like echinacea, ginger, fennel, chamomile; drink warm apple cider vinegar, warm lemon water with honey & ginger. Limit your dairy intake as it promotes mucous.
Other than above recommendations take out time for your self - exercise for atleast 30 minutes, do Yoga, meditation for even 5 minutes can do wonders to your health and keep smiling and stay positive!
Health, Love & Light,
Manika is a registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She is also certified as Prenatal Yoga Teacher. She resides in Markham, Ontario in Canada and provides her healing services Worldwide. She believes that a good health and happy heart depends on both healthy body & mind. Her hobbies are doing Yoga, spending time with nature, hiking, cooking nutritional meals, reading inspirational books, music & dance. She is a life lover and loves spending time with her husband.
Categories: Holistic Nutrition