Feeling a little sniffy? Me too.
I’ve accepted that I have a cold, I didn’t want it (when do you ever?), but I’ve tried to see it through as quick as I can, helped it to the door if you like, with a guiding hand, here’s how I did it…
First off, REST! It’s so important to allow your body to do what it’s got to do to fight the cold, surrender to relaxing the body and the mind. Take time off from life and maybe get some naps in, if you meditate then fit an extra sitting in to tap into source. Also try and stay positive, feeling poorly can definitely have an effect on your happiness, but just remember it’ll pass and make the most of this down time.
Cut out dairy, sugar, alcohol & caffeine. Dairy increases mucous (which is what the body is trying to get rid of), sugar feeds the bad bacteria, and caffeine stimulates the body when it’s trying to recover. Alcohol lowers your immune system further, adds to congestion in the body, plus it’s also dehydrating, which leads me to…
Drink more water! That’s a standard message for everyone anyway as most don’t drink enough of this natural elixir, but during disease it’s even more important. Water helps cleanse the system of toxic waste, as well as giving us life! Squeeze some lemon juice into it too and you’ll be helping your immune system even more. Water is best to be drunk at room temperature or warm, and filtered is best and re-mineralised is even better!!
Here’s the filter/re-mineraliser I use;
It’s the Eva Filter System, I can’t rate it highly enough. You just need to taste it to see, we use the water from this for pretty much everything in the kitchen (except washing up!).
So keep sipping the good stuff and while you’re at it make yourself a Cold kicking brew (even better, get someone else to make it, after all you should be resting!).
Here’s what’s in it;
Chunk of ginger root, without the skin, cut into thin slices.
1/4 tsp of chilli powder
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of turmeric
1/2 lemon, squeezed
A little ground black pepper
1 tsp honey
Pop all of the above into a mug except the honey.
Put the kettle on (with your filtered/re-mineralised water 😉) and turn it off just as it starts to boil, leave it to cool for a minute then pour into mug. We don’t want it boiling as it’ll damage the benefits of the ingredients.
Add the honey -and maybe a little bit more, then there you go…
Lots of fresh organic vegetables, including raw onion and garlic, both of which are prebiotics … these feed the good bacteria (probiotics) that are helping to fight the cold germs.
Probiotics include; Kombucha, kefir, kimchi, tempeh, micro algae, miso soup and organic live yogurt (but we’re trying to leave out dairy remember?), you can also buy a probiotic supplement (see below).
A daily Berry Bonanza Smoothie is great way to start the day, see my previous blog for the recipe.
doTerra Breathe essential oil blend -diffuse it, put it in the bath, put it on your pillow, steam inhalation… The lot! It’s great.
A good multi vitamin and mineral are good all year round, but especially during the colder months, here’s a couple I’d recommend;
Cytoplan’s CoQ10 Multi
Essential fatty acids are also particularly important for total body health, so get munching on;
-Nuts and seeds
-Coconut products especially the oil
-Olives and olive oil (not cooked)
A boost of a oil supplement can also give the system support with energy, immunity, mental clarity and relaxation.
Additional immune aiding supplements are;
Vitamin D (read my blog about this here)
If you’re interested in ordering any of the above then let me know, we can discuss what is best for you and I’ll order it with a 10% discount.
I could go on and on about other ways to say goodbye to a cold, but I’d be here a long time. So that’s a good start and do ask me if you have any questions ⇓
Wishing you well,