Preventing & Fighting the Flu!

I can’t remember the last time I had the flu. I make a conscious effort to prevent and fight it every season. Here’s my remedy to help protect you every season, any where from any kind of flu.


Empower Your Immune System with Powerful Food
Your immune system is what fights viruses and other foreign and dangerous invaders in your body. So give it plenty of fuel and ammunition by eating immune building foods like veggies, fruits, whole grains, lots of water, etc.
In addition, avoid eating foods that is tough on your immune system like meats, (takes 48 hours to process) junk, fast, and processed foods, that bring their own set of germs.
You can get started with the recipes here.


Wash Your Hands Often
Especially when you’re out in public. Use warm water and cleanse thoroughly for 20 seconds. If you must travel, carry hand sanitizers, but remember they only last about an hour.


Avoid People
Stay away from people as much as possible and avoid physical contact like shaking hands, hugs, etc. Tell people you’re sick and it will stop them instantly. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, where germs could enter your body. Viruses are airborne and it can affect anybody, anywhere.


See Your Doctor
Go see a doctor and discuss prevention and treatment possibilities, including a flu shot. People who are older with chronic illnesses and a compromised immune system could benefit. Even if you do get a flu shot, incorporate all the healthy methods to help your body fight and heal as soon as possible.


Turn off the phone, TV, computer, shut the door, kill the doorbell, and sleep as much as you can and avoid any physical activities, where your body has to work harder. Remember, it’s got its hands full fighting the flu.


Ask for Help
If you have someone who is not sick, ask them for help. This is no time to be shy. You have to get better to help others. Have them bring you some food, ton of water, teas, juices, blankets, teddy bears, etc. They can leave it on your doorstep and run away holding their breath!


Relax & Give Stress a Holiday

Preventing and fighting the flu requires treating both the body and the mind.
You can be in bed doing nothing and still not get better if your mind is worrying or feeling guilty. Your stress level is probably one of the reasons why your body is weak and susceptible to the flu, among others. Try to empty your thoughts or focus on just one thing, meditate while lying down, and take a trip to Hawaii in your head, rather than thinking about all the things you have to do. Try cinematherapy, but only happy movies, please.
Just forget everything and relax and you’ll get better sooner than later.


Eat well. Rest. Sleep and Feel Better!