your immune system with these holistic prevention solutions:
the “Wind Gate” located at the base of the neck to prevent and
treat cold, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
from your kitchen: ginger,
chilli and cayenne, composition powder, garlic, lemon
myrtle, sage and thyme, peppermint, elder and
yarrow tea formula, Manuka honey. Tea tree, lemon myrtle and
eucalyptus oils may be gargled or inhaled with steam.
medicine such as echinacea and andrographis.
- Food as medicine:
antioxidant-rich foods, carotenoids, vitamins A, B6, C, D, E, and
minerals iron, zinc, selenium and copper with good hydration. During winter it is best to eat warming foods. Avoid dairy products, avoid "stress foods" such as sugar, caffeine, alcohol and other refined carbohydrates.
avoid taking symptom-relieving drugs for colds if possible, such as
aspirin, antihistamines and paracetamol.
fresh air delivers more oxygen to our cells, assisting normal
cellular respiration and healing. Beneficial negative ions, found in
the atmosphere of forests and by the ocean, support recovery from
respiratory infections and relieve mental and physical fatigue.
Find the time to rest when we get a cold or other winter illness.
Supporting the body’s ability to heal itself is the most efficient
way to recovery.
exercise could flush tissue toxins, improve your circulation and
mobilise immune blood cells. A hot bath or a visit to steam room
could improve the circulation if you feel too weak to exercise.
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