“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Oh,no! The Winter Cold!
Well, despite our usual good health we have all caught a winter cold. I can't stand winter colds. You don't quite feel bad enough to stay in bed, but you do feel bad enough that regular chores are exhausting. So what do you do and how do you do it naturally. First eat healthy and drink lots of water. Both of these will help your body's immune system fight the bug that is getting you down as well as give you energy. The water will help flush all toxins from your body. The next thing to do is get lots of vitamin C and zinc. Both of these boost your immune system. Many people think that the amount of vitamin C in their daily diet is enough, but when your body is fighting you need 3x the recommended daily allowance. The way that I make sure to get my vitamin C is to drink a glass of OJ with every meal. I also will eat 4 to 5 vitamin C laden fruits each day. That will keep a steady amount of vitamin C in your body. Your body does not store this vitamin so there is no worry about overdose. For my zinc I take Zicam which is nothing but zinc. Follow the directions on the bottle. Echinacea is a wonderful herb also that can be made into a tea or taken in pill or liquid form. It also helps boost the immune system. Follow these simple things and you will be feeling better in no time.