7 Ways to Thrive this Cold & Flu Season

Don’t you just hate it when you start getting the sniffles..and then it turns into a sinus infection?? I know I used to!! I really hated it! I would get sick several times a year. Colds. Flus. Allergies. Sinus infections. Upper respiratory infections. Laryngitis. I suffered through it all! Until I started adopting a few simple foods as my dietary staples and removing certain foods. Now, not only do I no longer suffer from any of these issues but when I do get a little tickle in my throat I know just what to do to knock it out! And that’s just what I’m going to show you how to do!

  1. Avoid Mucus Producing Foods -  these are flour, bread & pasta products, dairy products, sugar, eggs, processed foods, fried foods, chocolate. It’s only for a little while - you will survive! ;)

  2. Nourish Your Body - these foods will help reduce inflammation and boost your immune system -

    • lots of dark, leafy green vegetables

    • fresh vegetables

    • beans and lentils

    • brown rice and quinoa

    • soups

    • cold-water fish like wild salmon, tuna or halibut

  3. Drink plenty of water

  4. Swap your coffee for Ginger Root Tea or Throat Coat/Breathe Easy teas

    • Buy some fresh organic ginger root. Cut 2 thumb size knuckles of the ginger root and peel them. Add them to a pot of water and bring to a running boil for 3-5 minutes. Use this infusion to steep either the Throat Coat or Breathe Easy tea bags. Feel free to add 1 tbsp of *raw* honey and the juice of 1/2 a lemon per cup. Drink this throughout the day.

  5. Add Astralagus Root tincture to your tea

  6. Use a Neti Pot to rinse out your nasal passages. Dissolve 1 tsp of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt in 2 cups of water water. Standing over the sink, put the spout into one of your nostrils, tilt your head so the water can run through the opposite nostril. Repeat with the other nostril.

  7. Make **raw** Apple Cider Vinegar your friend! As soon as you start feeling the first symptoms of an infection (or a cold or flu), add 2 tbsp of raw Apple Cider Vinegar to 8 ounces of filtered water (if  needed, add 1 tsp of *raw* honey) and drink this brew 3 times a day for 5-7 days.

The combination of these 7 will help boost your immune system and thin out the excess mucus, making it harder for bacteria to stay in your body! Eating the healing foods mentioned in the 2nd point will give your body the nutrients to fight off infection. By removing refined foods and mucus producing foods and replacing them with foods that nourish and work to boost my immune system I not only no longer suffer from these ailments but I have more energy and a better understanding of what works and doesn't work for me. Stop suffering through cold and flu season and give infections the boot! You can, just like me, remain free of these ailments! Choose health!

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