With the recent rise of infections all around us, it can be challenging to avoid sickness. In my daughter’s 5th grade classroom this week, more than one third of the children have been out sick with a respiratory infection.
The best way to avoid sickness is to keep our immune system strong so we can fight against bad bugs. Here are some tips to stay healthy:
- Rest is the best medicine. Don’t cheat yourself from getting sufficient quality sleep every night.
- Stay well hydrated. Accelerate hydration by drinking warm to hot water mixed with lemon and honey (or Vitamin C 1,000 mg powder as an alternative) and a teaspoon of the spice turmeric. Sip the hot water drink every 15 to 30 minutes throughout the day.
- Eat thoughtfully at night. Avoid dairy products, red meat, processed food, refined sugar and flour. These foods are hard to break down properly when you are “under the weather.” Poorly digested food will often cause reflux back up into the esophagus and sinuses causing symptoms like heartburn, burping, coughing, trouble breathing, throat pain, and nasal congestion.
Whle these are general guidelines, each hman being is unique and requires an individualized plan. Please make an appointment today to learn more on how to get well, stay well, and be well.