Cold and Flu Tip

Cold and Flu tip #1
Bundle up
Wear a turtle neck shirt to keep your neck covered, and put on your favorite sweats. Putting on a ski cap also helps keep your body heat in. This is especially important if you have a fever like with the flu.

Cold and Flu tip #2
Rest!
Your body is trying to attack the virus, Give in, and give your body a chance to fight off the infection. During deep sleep, our body release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen your immune system function. By not allowing our body sufficient rest, the immune system will sputter, and as a result, not function at full capacity. Remember, one day of rest may prevent many days of being sick later.

Cold and Flu tip #3
Relieve congestion with essential oils
Try a herbal steam inhalation using tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils. Tea tree has antiviral and antibacterial properties. and eucalyptus helps drain mucous congestion.

One gallon of boiling water
2 drops tea tree essential oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Pour boiling water into a heatproof bowl and add the oils.
Cover your head and the bowl with a large towel. Inhale the steam for ten minutes, without burning yourself.

Cold and Flu tip #4
Relief from muscle aches and chills
Epsom salts are rich in magnesium, a natural muscle relaxant. Eucalyptus oil eases muscle aches and its steam will temporarily relieve sinus congestion.

8 oz Epsom salts
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Mix the ingredients and add to a hot bath.
Soak for 20 minutes to relieve the aches and chills of a cold or flu.

Cold and Flu tip #5
Eat Well
Even if you don’t feel like eating when you are sick, nutritious food is important to eat. Click here, to find out nutritious foods you need to eat before or during your sickness.

Avoid sugar, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, and any processed foods Just a small amount of sugar has been proven to impair white blood cells up to 50% for very short periods of time. Milk, cheese and other dairy products are mucous enhancing and stuff you up even more.

Alcohol and caffeine dehydrates the body -- it actually takes more fluids from your system than it puts in. Heavy alcohol use destroys the liver, the body's primary filtering system, which means that germs of all kinds won't leave your body as fast.

Cold Flu tip #6
Supplement your diet with these powerful herbs

Garlic
Garlic is a powerful herb that and helps strengthen the immune system by promoting phagocytosis, (the ability of white blood cells to fight infections), and by stimulating other immune cells, such as macrophages and T-cells to fight bacterial and viral infections. As a natural antibiotic, garlic is useful in fighting infections, asthma, bronchitis, cough and colds.

Echinacea
You have probably heard of this wonderful herb, but did you know it's a great remedy for treating the common cold? Click here , to learn the benefits of Echinacea.

Elderberry
Read here how elderberry benefit’s cold and flu symptoms.

GoldenSeal
Relief for your soar throat and other wonderful benefits.

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