Natural Ways To Fight A Flu

Winter is coming, and the flu season is right around the corner. One of the worst times of the year is when everyone seems like they’re getting sick. The flu attacks your nervous system. Symptoms like coughing, fever, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and chills can take over and make the body feel weak and fatigued. Children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of catching the flu and fighting it. Smart health habits can go a long way to help prevent spreading the virus.

A common way for the flu to spread is by touching something contaminated and then touching your eyes, nose, mouth, or any open areas in the body. Washing your hands frequently will help eliminate some of the germs. Ordinary soap works just as well as antibacterial soap, and if soap is not available use alcohol-based hand cleaner or wipes. Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or your upper sleeve to help the germs from spreading; throw the tissue away. Drink a lot of water and fluids to detox the body and add germ-fighting foods to your diet to help your immune system get stronger. A few recommended foods are garlic, bell peppers, oranges, ginger, green tea, and honey. Choose natural, unprocessed food whenever possible.

The immune system is the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. To keep your body's network working at high frequency there cannot be any disconnections. Vertebral subluxation is a big miscommunication in the body that can delay cells, tissues, and organs to work together. A San Diego Chiropractors  specializes in relieving subluxations and turning the power on for a smooth communication without the body. Additionally, staying home and getting rest is the fasted way to get better. Remember to not share cups or utensils and remind your kids as well to not share school supplies.  Other suggestions to be mindful of is to gargle with salt and water for a sore throat, use a humidifier to moist the air and ease coughing.

Do You Have Nutrition Deficiencies?

Did you know 1 in 3 Americans were considered overweight or to have extreme obesity?  Those same people are probably also have nutrition deficiencies.  Weight Loss San Diego is not always an easy thing to do but you can easily start taking supplements to help with deficiencies.  Here are a few common deficiencies you should be aware of.  Remember before starting anything new concerning your health, do your research or speak with a professional. 

Vitamin D is important because it helps keep your bones healthy, help regulate blood pressure and keep your immune system strong.  This can be a common deficiency for those who do not spend time in the sun or live in colder climates.  Magnesium is a mineral the body needs for the health of your brain, heart, bones, lungs and blood vessels.  It also helps to promote GI regularity and keep stress levels low.  Omega 3s help to promote health brain function, blood sugar levels and inflammatory response.  Omega 3s are found in fish oils, avocados, nuts, seeds and coconut oil.  Iron is another deficiency that is very common but is needed for your body to make hemoglobin, which makes your blood cells red.

Remember you can always get tested and see what you are deficient in.  Talking to your nutritionist or dietitian can give you more insight into what your body needs specifically.