The cold and flu season is upon us and with it, the risk of catching said flu if we’re not careful. It’s estimated that on average around 200,000 people get the flu and are hospitalised as a result. Yet it’s possible to prevent or even stop the symptoms of cold or flu from getting worse with a little know how. Best of all this can be done naturally by receiving the right nutrients that can support the immune system. Here are just five of the best techniques…
- Eat plenty of foods with anti-viral properties. This includes foods like Cinnamon, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon, Oregano and Turmeric amongst others. All of these can be drank as teas, added to foo or taken as supplements. Turmeric is excellent because it contains Curcuminoids, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown within studies to fight viral infections by blocking the interaction between the virus and the host cells.
- Add more Vitamin C. The immune system can be boosted by adding more Vitamin C into the diet. This is because Vitamin C attacks the nucleic acid of the virus and the antioxidant properties fight the bacteria within the body until they’re gone. Good sources of Vitamin C includes oranges, red peppers, kale, broccoli, grapefruit and Vitamin C. Yet one of the best ways to ensure you are getting enough is to supplement using a Liposomal form of Vitamin C.
- Eat Lightly. By eating less foods, this can help the immune and digestive system to focus on removing the virus, without having to spend time focusing on digesting foods instead. Good choices include fresh juices, soups, steamed veggies and salads. All of these are ideal options as they provide the body with the nutrition it needs, without having to work too much at digestion. It’s also important to avoid cold drinks and foods where possible, to prevent the body from having to work too hard at maintaining a normal temperature.
- Avoid Starchy Carbs and Dairy Products. Grains and foods that contain dairy, corn, soy, meat or sugar are best avoided as these can create an inflammatory response within the body. Once these foods are eliminated, it’s possible for the body to naturally start healing itself. But it needs to be free of the foods that are causing it internal damage and upsetting the stomach for this to happen.
- Drink Hot Liquids. Drinking tea can help with relieving nasal congestion and preventing dehydration. Hot liquids can also soothe any inflamed membranes lining the nose and throat. If you are congested so much that you can’t steep at night, then a cup of herbal tea can help. Good herbal teas to consider drinking include Echinacea, Ginger, Peppermint or Turmeric.
Take a good probiotic as this can support the immune system. Prescript-Biotics is an effective probiotic supplement for restoring levels of gastrointestinal micro-flora that may have been compromised from taking antiobiotics, medications, a poor diet, stress or any digestive abnormalities.
Altrient- C – This is a liposomal form of Vitamin C that is easily absorbable compared to other oral supplements. It is a high potency form of Vitamin C that can be directly absorbed within the cells. Liposomes make it easier to transport the dose of Vitamin C around the body more effectively.
Prescript-Biotics™ – Recommended to support a healthy and strong immune system. SBOs in PrescriptBiotics™ are cultured together and encapsulated with their own ancestral food source to keep them vital and living: a humic and fulvic acid prebiotic made from minerals that are billions of years old and extracted from deep inside the earth.
PrescriptBiotics™ capsules are pure, chemical-free, toxin-free, GMO-free, nutrient-rich, and naturally dehydrated to avoid damage done in the freeze-drying process.
Recommended Dose: Take 1 capsule a day. Increase by one capsule a day, for each week.
Available from Good Health Naturally.