Flu Season is Coming... 🤒😷
Flu Season actually starts a lot earlier than we realize. In the Northern Hemisphere, flu season begins as early as the month of October... and lasts through May! As the weather gets colder, the flu viruses multiply, and since people spend more time indoors, there is a higher risk of passing the virus from person to person. Although we have not seen a dive in temperatures quite yet, school is in session! This has increased the amount of time people are in contact with each other, especially children, and it is no secret that school is a good place for sicknesses to spread around! Unfortunately, these bugs often get brought home as well.
It is never too early to start building up the immune system in preparation for the colder months! We have some tips for you so that you and your family can be better prepared for the viruses that are floating around, even now!
First, soak up the remaining sun that we have! Our immune system is stronger when we spend time in the sun and have the opportunity to soak up Vitamin D. In addition, take extra time to rest, and make sure kids are doing the same. Our immune systems are compromised when we are not getting enough sleep! Make sure everyone is taking enough time when washing their hands--scrub well, with soap, for at least 20 seconds! This is one of the best ways to stop the spread of bacteria and viruses. Make sure commonly used surfaces, like doorknobs, counter-tops, sinks, remotes, and phones are being cleaned frequently as well!
I am also focusing on staying healthy with what I eat and drink! PLENTY of water, fruits, veggies, and TEA!! This week I was starting to feel under the weather, so I picked up this awesome tea: Super Hero.
Herbalists believe that this blend of herbs will strengthen and support the immune system, and it is great as a precursor to cold and flu season. This tea includes:
Echinacea Root and Tops: A great herb that is supportive to the immune system. It has anti-biotic like, anti-viral like, and anti-inflammatory like properties. The herb increases the ability of white blood cells in fighting off invaders, and prevents cell infection.
Astragalus: Supportive to T-cell functioning and helps increase antibodies, and helps combat fatigue because it is supportive to the adrenal glands.
Nettle Leaf and Root: Helps reduce inflammation and cleanse the body, increasing circulation and combating fatigue.
Spearmint: Supportive to the stomach and intestine, helps with muscle spasms, circulation, and pain.
Ashwagandha: Supportive to the immune system and helps combat the effects of stress on the body.
Dandelion leaf: Potassium-rich, and helps detoxify the body. Supportive to overall-health.
Rose Hips: A natural source of vitamin C, which helps the body when combating colds and the flu. Helps cleanse the body, strengthen body tissues and the circulatory system.
Lemon Peel: Helps the body fight off toxins and infections, helps in reducing oxidative stress.
Licorice Root: Anti-inflammatory properties and soothing to the throat. Supportive to the adrenal glands and helps the body handle stress. Commonly found in cough syrups and drops.
Burdock Root: Helps clear the blood and regulate hormones in the body. A good source of iron. Has been used historically to help treat colds, coughs, sore throat, and related ailments.
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