The cold and flu virus seems to have taken a real hold on people’s health. Don’t get under it. Instead, recognize what you can do to both strengthen your immune system, cleanse and heal your body from the comfort of your home, without chemicals or unnecessary trips to the doctor!
Skip the Doctor’s Office With these Natural Cold and Flu Busters!
The body loves a chance to release stored toxins in the skin and other organs. Either create a good steaming shower and add our eucalyptus oil shower spray to the mix or do the same in a quality sauna or steam room. This will also fight bronchial infections, respiratory struggles, improve circulation and alleviate pain from fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Keeping hydrated allows the body to both function efficiently and to flush toxins and bacteria from your system. Water is essential for the optimal function of every system in your body.
The following foods are extremely beneficial for your overall health and strength of your immune system. Be sure to get a balanced amount of each.
-Fermented foods such as kefir, kimchee, miso, pickles, sauerkraut, etc.
-Coconuts and coconut oil
-Locally grown fruits and vegetables
-Garlic, when eaten raw, it is a potent antimicrobial that kills bacteria, viruses AND fungi
-Herbs and spices with high ORAC scores: Turmeric, oregano, cinnamon, cloves
-essential oils with antiviral and antibacterial properties such as: melaleuca, rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme and citrus, are great for inhalation, diffusing or topical application, when looking to boost the immune system.
Vitamin D is the number one prevention and treatment for illness as it is an amazingly effective antimicrobial agent, producing 200 to 300 different antimicrobial peptides in your body that kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. The best source for vitamin D is direct sunlight exposure, but isn’t always available for many or practical during the winter. The next best thing to sunlight is the use of a safe indoor tanning device. If neither natural nor artificial sunlight is an option, then using oral supplements is your best bet.
Make sure you are getting an adequate amount sleep. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, or enough restorative sleep, you’ll be at increased risk for a hostile viral takeover.
At Eurospa, we are committed to your health and the health of the world around you. Please take close care of your immune system this season and talk to us about our other products available for personal and spa use!