I can’t believe I’m writing this article. 3 years ago I would have rolled my eyes at the homeopathic/natural things that I do to keep myself healthy and breathe easier, but I’m definitely a new person now.
It’s getting colder outside, which means cold & flu season is upon us. Since I work 6 different jobs, getting an illness can really throw my entire schedule out of whack. For this reason, I drink several different things to keep my body moving and in tip-top shape. Here we go!
- Water. Water. Water. Water. This is such a basic element but is so crucial. It filters your body and keeps it fighting germs. I aim for at least half of my body weight, in ounces, each day. (Example: 200 pounds = 100 ounces of water/day)
- Shakeology. This superfood shake has kept me healthy for 3 years, and I don’t know what I’d do without it. For more info on my secret weapon, check out my other blog entries or contact me. I can get you set up with my “secret weapon” too!
- Apple Cider Vinegar. Ah, yes, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. This stuff tastes awful but works like an absolute charm on a sore throat. Its natural properties kill the bacteria in your throat/body, making it a cold-buster for sure. I drink 2 tsps-2 tbsps in a big glass of filtered water, OR I drink the same amount in hot water with lemon and honey.
- Raw kombucha tea. I have been stocking these in my fridge for awhile now, since probiotics are so good for you (and most of your immune system is in your gut- did you know that?). After mistakenly drinking an entire 16 ounce bottle in one fell swoop (….don’t do that), I tend to drink about 4 ounces/day. I do buy it at the store, but a $3 bottle of the stuff lasts me for 3 days, so I am okay with it.
- Green Tea. So simple, yet so effective. When cold & flu season hits, I try to drink at least a cup of this per day.
And lastly…I eat as much natural food as I can. Meats, beans, veggies, fruits, you name it. I work on eliminating all unnatural sugars (i.e. candy) from my eating routine, as that doesn’t help your immune system. My staples are raw spinach, kale, and apples for sure.
What do you do to stay healthy during cold and flu season? Are there any suggestions that I missed?
Share this blog entry with anyone that could use some cold and flu season tips too!
In peace & health,