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I'm so sorry you're not feeling well!
Use the protocols below to fight the symptoms you're struggling with and get to feeling better soon!
This protocol is for adults and children so pay close attention to the doses and what is appropriate.
1) A virus CANNOT take hold in the body if you have enough antioxidants. If you catch a cold or virus, you must up your antioxidant intake!
2) A cold is the body's way of saying "time out, I need a break". When you get a cold call in sick and stay home. Binge watch your favorite TV show, take soothing baths, and eat all of the following foods. Take care of your body. When you push through a cold and continue on with your normal schedule is when colds become Pneumonia and mutate into superbugs. Take a short break now and you will get back on top much faster.
While a 3 month old can bask in a steam of a shower they are not yet able to eat appropriate nutrients our side of breastmilk. But no need to fret God provides all things and what ever mom eats is pasted though the breast milk!
So what ever is recomened to do for your child mom can do and the nutrients, anti-microbial, anti-fungals, and all the good things will get to your baby, having the same effect!
No, I don't mean putting the kiddo in the corner. But it is time to chill, call in sick to everything! Relax, it all can wait.
Once again, a cold is the body's way of saying it needs a break. As soon as you know that you are sick call the person at work responsible for sick people and call in sick. DO NOT be a hero.
Most people push their body's through colds and refuse to eat the right foods to support their body during illnesses. As a result your cold get worse and worse eventually mutating or turning into Pneumonia. Once you hit this point you seek medical assistance, and end up on steroids and antibiotics. These drugs wipe out your good bacteria, the main line of defense against future colds. This results in repeat colds year after year, as well as repeated antibiotics year after year. Slowly your immune system and gut flora is diminished. This wreaks havok on your body's health leading to autoimmune diseases, yeast infections, infertility, poor digestion and chronic illnesses.
Furthermore, forcing your sick body to go to work only ends up sharing the nasty bug with all your coworkers and customers. Most coworkers do not appreciate this, and you're not doing anyone any favors.
Stay home, get well, you are of no use to anyone sick, and you'll heal faster at home.
The following shower protocol boosts your immune system and helps increase blood flow (also boosting your immune system):
Start with warm water, as hot as you can stand for 3 minutes.
Next cold water, as cold as you can stand for 3 minutes.
Repeat this 2 more times, for a total of 3 Hot sessions and 3 cold sessions ending on cold and then get out of the shower. Do not do this longer than 3 minutes for each session and the 3 total sessions, it's very powerful and can overwhelm your body.
Do this twice a day for the duration of your cold.
This is ok for children but don't force it! It can be a shock and hard to tell the appropriate temperature changes. Check out these other options...
Other options: You can also do this in the form of a foot bath: get a tub of hot water and one of cold water and transfer your feet back and forth every 3 minutes, but set up and clean up can take it out of you, so a shower is probably the best option if you're sick.
Rotating warm/cold wash cloths on the forehead can have a similar effect.
Now that you have a day off it may be tempting to catch up on random things around the house.
Take it easy... Go to sleep or Netflix and chill. Don't do dishes or laundry. Don't pick up the house and don't clean the bathroom. Just take the day making space for your body to heal!
Gargle with warm water and honey to ease your sore throat.
Honey and Lemon Tea - Place the juice of 1⁄2 lemon and 1 tbsp of honey in a cup. Top with boiling water. Allow to cool and then drink.
Apple Cider Vinegar Compress - Apply an apple cider vinegar compress to the throat area to ease a sore throat.
Congestion is the most frustrating part of having a cold!
If you find yourself unable to breathe or your head feels like a pressure cooker, you can try the following soup, but have a tissue handy because your nose will start to dripping pretty rapidly!
Onion & Bone Broth Soup
Start by dicing up a raw onion
Next choose your broth:
Bone Broth (is the best, if possible)
Heat the diced onion and broth until steaming. Then eat immediately while its still warm, with out burning yourself.
The zinc in the onion will help with congestion while killing the cold.
Repeat twice a day for the duration of the cold.
Take a Steam Bath
This is SOOO amazing for kids and babies!
There are several ways to get the steam into the nostrils:
Turn the shower on as hot as possible and stand in the room or to the side of the water.
Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree can help release blockage.
Mustard Foot Bath
Fill a large bucket or bowl with hot water.
Add 1 teaspoon of mustard powder and stir to disperse.
Place feet in the bowl and stay for 15 minutes or until water starts to cool.
This will help to reduce congestion as well as pull toxins out of your body.
Gargle Salt Water
If congestion gets so bad that mucus builds up on the back of your throat, you can gargle with warm salt water to clear the passage. (Remember, Celtic Sea Salt is best and then Pink Himalayan Sea Salt)
Warm water and steap with fresh time stems.
Onion and Honey Cough Syrup
You'll want to make this in advance before your next cold...
Barley Water - For that Dry Tickle Cough
Warm Water and Honey
A Note about Fevers
Fevers are the body's way of killing the bad bugs inside. Try to work with your body and not against it. Allow a fever to persist and stay hydrated, with WATER or the rehydration drink below.
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Celtic Sea Salt
18 fl oz filtered water
1 3⁄4 pint apple juice
This works best when you're in the middle of extreme pain from the earache.
Do not make in advance always use a fresh batch.
Don't have time for the above?
Peel a garlic clove and just stick it straight into your ear.
You can even crush a little to release the garlic's essence.
Hot pack like the protocol above
Cut an onion in half and place over the infected ear.
Hot pack like the garlic above
Fill Your medicine cabinet with ready to use herbs, tinctures, salves and teas.
Be sure to have
On hand for when your little ones aren't feeling well. Reach out to B. for any specific questions.
If you feel up to going outside, try to get out into the fresh air for just 10 minutes a day. If you can't get the energy up to go outside, try opening a window.
Because of the cleaning products that we use today, there are now more toxins inside our homes than outside! If your house or bedroom has started to smell like a stuffy sick house let some fresh air in and you'll be feeling better in no time! Open windows if even for a short time.
DO NOT use products such as lysol, bleach or anyother product claiming to kill the illness it is doing more harm than good.
To truly clean the air in the house burn sage sticks! Sage with lavender is so calming.
Keep sheets and cloths switch out and clean.
Put as much raw garlic in your food as possible!! You can even boil chopped up piece in your tea water and strain out!
You can use the above recipe for the onion and broth soup or you can use the onions in the rest of your cooking to help kill the cold.
Another way to utilize onions during a cold is to use the following onion protocol:
The onion will absorb the toxins in your room as well as pull them out of your body.
Use Tumeric in your cooking with the above onions and garlic.
Tumeric has antimicrobial properties and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help kill colds and viruses.
Add all of the above to a frying pan with some coconut oil and sprinkle generously with tumeric. Stir fry until desired... Enjoy!
Coconut Oil has both antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Use in your cooking, or just take a spoonful twice a day. (Keep it in a warmer location, like on top of your fridge or a hot water radiator, so that it's liquid and goes down quickly)
Honey can help a sore throat feel better. Lemon is antimicrobial and high in vitamin C.
• 1 or more cloves of garlic
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
• ¼ teaspoon chopped ginger
• Juice of a lemon
• 1 teaspoon honey
Add a little hot water.
Take 2-3 times a day for the first day. After that, take as needed.
Stay super hydrated... with WATER, coconut water, teas,etc!!!
Drinking energy drinks, soda, gatorade or other sugary drinks (or sugar in general) kills your immune system for up to 5 hours!
If you're concerned about electrolytes, use celtic sea salt in your cooking or put a pinch on your tongue to dissolve, coconut water also has electrolytes in it but DO NOT use the above drinks to boost your electrolytes: they don't work that way and make you sicker.
Dairy creates more mucus while you're sick. So avoid Milk, Cheeses or ice cream because it will just make you more congested.
As I mentioned above sugar kills your immune system so try to avoid sugar including stevia and agave while you're sick. Obviously honey is the only exception to this rule.
Your body is busy fighting off a virus, so don't eat foods that are difficult to digest.
Fruits, Vegetables and good clean fats are the very best.
It's okay to avoid protein and best to avoid simple carbs like bread for the course of the illness and a few days after.
Think of this like a replacement for cold medications. Also, you'll want to make it in advance before your next cold, or in time for the end of this one.
Most people reach for vitamin C to fight colds, but Vitamin D is actually the most crucial in keeping the common cold at bay.
Get into the sun for at least 10 minutes a day during the winter. the lack of sunshine exposure through the winter months leads to a decreased immunity.
You can also get a vitamin D supplement, but take it in conjunction with getting outside, natural D is the best source!
A virus cannot take hold in the body unless you're deficient in antioxidants, so keep up on your intake to help keep viruses away...
Everyone reaches for Oranges. However, below is a list of foods that have more vitamin C than an orange:
Don't keep things serial. Not all bacteria is bad in-fact there is soooo much good bacteria in the world as we are learning with our guts.
The dirt is full of vitamins, minerals, and microbial(s) that we need to be exposed to even just by putting our hands in it.
Get outside and get dirty!
If you've had antibiotics in the past, your immune system has been compromised. You'll need to replace your gut flora and the good bacteria that you need in your body to fight off future colds and viruses.
If this is something you're interested in, check out my Gut Healing Protocol.
If we aren't giving our bodies the daily nutrition they need just to function, fighting off an illness will be much harder. The tank is already depleted, there is nothing to pull from. The ONLY way to accomplish this is through fruits, veggies, and berries.
Ask B. about how to get Juice Plus FREE for ages 4 and up!!!!
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