Avoid Infections

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:

  1. Rest is the best medicine.  Don’t cheat yourself from getting sufficient quality sleep every night.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Payal Bhandari M.D. Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D. Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D. is one of U.S.'s top leading integrative functional medical physicians and the founder of San Francisco' top ranked medical center, SF Advanced Health. Her well-experienced holistic healthcare team collaborates together to deliver whole-person personalized care and combines the best in Western and Eastern medicine. By being an expert of cell function, Dr. Bhandari defines the root cause of illness and is able to subside any disease within weeks to months. She specializes in cancer prevention and reversal, digestive & autoimmune disorders. Dr. Bhandari received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 1997 and Doctor of Medicine degree in 2001 from West Virginia University. She the completed her Family Medicine residency in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts and joined a family medicine practice in 2005 which was eventually nationally recognized as San Francisco’s 1st patient-centered medical home. To learn more, go to www.sfadvancedhealth.com.

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