The flu is a seasonal fact of life. some people get it every year and some never get it. If you want to be on the latter end, here are some natural ways that you can implement to fight the flu bug.
The best thing to do is to boost your immunity. When the body's defenses are in tip top shape, they can fight to the death any bug that tries to take over. Begin with a healthy dose of vitamin C.
Vitamin C can be found in a variety of places nowadays. It used to be that citrus fruits were the main sources. with functional foods on the rise, you can have yogurt, cereal and cereal bars that are fortified with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C to help boost immunity.
Try Echinacea. Echinacea is synonymous with colds. Many homeopathic cold remedies contain it. When used correctly, it also boosts immunity. For someone already exhibiting cold symptoms, it may help to reduce the severity and duration of the illness.
Cover your nose and mouth. When you sneeze, droplets are released. If you sneeze into the bend of your arm (when a tissue isn't readily available) and cover your mouth when you cough, your germs will remain yours and not someone else's problem.
Get some sleep. The body uses your nocturnal nap time to repair itself. Without proper sleep, the body is ill-prepared to fight anything that comes at it. this includes stress and disease even the swine flu. Adequate rest is usually between six and eight hours a night depending on your age.
Make physical exercise a part of your life. a healthy body is important at any age. healthy individuals have bodies that can operate the way they should. Even if you do get the flu, it is often not as severe as someone who has other conditions present like obesity, diabetes, asthma and the like.
Try bee pollen or honey. Bees have a natural immunity that is reflected in the products that we receive from them. A daily dose of honey and/or bee pollen increases immunity in humans.
Wash your hands. it's mentioned in just about every publication there is. But do people really know how to do it properly? To reduce the spread of germs, wet your hands with warm water. add soap. Rub hands together to create lather. Continue rubbing for up to twenty seconds, covering all hand surfaces.
Rinse your hands under warm water. use a paper towel to dry your hands. turn off the water with the paper towel instead of using your newly cleaned hands.
There are medications that can help treat the flu in a prophylactic fashion but some of the best steps to take are natural. Try these and see what works best for you.
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