Cold and flu season is in full swing. The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they also bring an influx of germs. There are sure to be plenty of sore throats and sniffling noses at this time of year. If you are looking for ways to keep you and your family healthy this season, check out our natural and effective techniques for fighting illness.
Prevention is absolutely the best medicine. If you can avoid getting sick entirely, you are much better off. Here are our tips for preventing illness this season:
Maintain a Healthy Diet - The healthier your diet and the more nutrients you take in, the more likely your immune system will be able to stay healthy. The healthier your immune system, the easier it will be to fight off germs before they take hold.
Wash Your Hands - This one sounds obvious, but often goes forgotten. This is especially important during cold and flu season. Remember to wash your hands multiple times throughout the day with an antibacterial soap, and keep your hands away from your mouth and nose as much as possible.
Wipe Surfaces Regularly - Keep germs away by wiping surfaces that are used frequently. Door handles and knobs, light switches, grocery carts, and similar items might need a quick wipe with a sanitizing wipe or spray to kill germs before you touch it. Don't forget your cell phone and earbuds!
It’s great to work toward preventing illness, but it isn’t always possible. Sometimes we just get sick! To help nurse yourself back to health naturally, take a look at these tips.
Add Garlic To Your Diet - We all know garlic smells, but did you know it is a natural antibiotic and antifungal? Garlic helps boost the immune system and keeps illness at bay. By adding more garlic to your diet, it can help with illness prevention as well as limit the duration of illness if you do happen to catch something.
Eat Chicken Soup - This Old Wives Tale holds true! Chicken soup, or more specifically chicken broth, has healing properties that can help get rid of illness and colds.
Rest Up - People don’t do this nearly enough. Rest is necessary for your body to heal. If you aren’t feeling well, don’t push it. Instead, grab a blanket, turn on the TV, and rest until you feel better.
You may not be able to avoid all the germs that come your way this season, but you can still protect your body naturally. These tips combined with chiropractic care will have your immune system functioning optimally, you’ll be be able to fight off germs all season long. Contact us today to schedule your next adjustment!