Whether or not you have had the flu vaccine, or are worried about the resurfacing of the H1N1 virus… it’s always smart to focus on keeping your immune system revved up during the winter months.
This website is full of antioxidant boosting recipes (the little guys that fight and conquer rogue cells that make us sick). But here is a quick guide to protecting yourself from catching any flu, and if you do happen to succumb to one… a good way to bounce back as quickly as possible!
#1. Put together YOUR Winter Healing Stash:
a. Buy a pharmaceutical grade hi-potency Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, like this one, and take twice a day:
b. Add Curcumin to your health-boosting regimen. It’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and a long list of wonderful protective qualities)
Taken: Always take curcumin with meals that provide some healthy fats (cold-water fish, olive oil, avocado, nuts/seeds, coconut fat, organic grass-fed butter). Black pepper also enhances its absorption. 2 – 3 capsules a day.
c. Take Yin Chiao or Cold-FX caps once a day for maintenance, and twice a day at the onset of symptoms. Can order online.
#2. Make it a point to make a pot of my magical flu tea each morning, and drink several times a day. Good hot or warm.
- 4 c. water, filtered if possible
- 2-3 sticks Ceylon cinnamon, organic
- 1/4″ piece of fresh ginger, or 1 tsp. dried
- 8 whole cloves (or 1 tsp. dill seeds)
- if available, 1 Tbs. Anise tea seeds
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 10 – 12 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into tea-pot.
- 2 Sencha green tea bags, or 2 tsp. Matcha green tea
- Juice of 2 fresh lemons, organic
- dash or two of Cayenne pepper
- 2 Tsp. raw honey (opt.)
Stir, and drink a cup every 4 hours if symptoms exist, or twice a day for maintenance.
#3. Add chicken soup to your menu once a week…made from scratch, or with an organic based pre-made broth. Add kale, onions, carrots, watercress, shredded Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. Splurge with SPICES you like.
#4. Keep your hands clean by washing often.
#5. Avoid crowds as much as possible. If you have to be in such a situation, then just before leaving the house smear a tiny bit of Neosporine on the bottom of your nostrils!
#6. Limit contact with anyone who seems symptomatic. Don’t feel you have to be polite if your health is at risk.
~ Be Well! ♥