Monday, September 5, 2011

School is back in session and that means cold and flu season is upon us.

Prevention: Build your immune system with zinc, vitamin c and pro-biotics. Oil of Oregano is excellent if you feel like something is trying to catch you! Take liquid or capsule every hour until symptoms pass. Warning: warning. It works but It's nasty.

If you do go on to catch something, know these things.

Your body wants to heal itself! When we have signs or symptoms we tend to want to cover them up because that is what conventional medicine has taught us. Take a pill and you'll be better in the morning. Unfortunately what we actually do when we do this is we prolong the misery by masking the symptoms that are actually part of the healing process. According to holistic solutions encouraging the symptoms actually helps your body to rid itself of the problem sooner.
Here are some suggestions:
1. Keep yourself hydrated; it is recommended to drink 1 oz of water for every pound f body weight. A gallon jug is 128 oz. and is one of the easiest ways to monitor how much water you are actually drinking.
2. Go to your local health food store and get some astragalus & pro-biotics, These will help boost your immune system. Vitamin C and zinc are also good.
3. Avoid dairy products while you are sick as they cause your symptoms to be more severe. They cause your mucus to be thick and therefore makes it hard to breath and hard to cough up the yuck. When you do cough be sure to spit it out. Again, Oil of Oregano can be taken every hour under your tongue until symptoms subside.
4. Encourage the temperature by taking a super hot bath. Soaking in Epsom salt and baking soda will be beneficial as it helps to pull toxins out of your body. Sit in that hot bath until you are pouring with perspiration and can't stand it any longer. Then get out and rinse in a cool shower. Go to bed immediately. While you are sleeping the fever will break and you will be on the road to recovery much quicker than if you cover it up.