Monday, January 24, 2011

Viruses and Nutrition

Did you know you can help your Immune System fight cold and flu viruses with eating the right foods and avoiding the bad?

If you or one of your family members is sick or feels like getting sick, the whole family should start right away:

eliminate sugar and dairy from your diet
(sugar and dairy are known to weaken the Immune System and if we have a weak Immune System, our bodies won't be able to fight any diseases)

eat a lot of greens!
spinach, kale, all that good stuff. or juice it with fruits in the morning.

add vitamin C
(up to 1000mg per day for an adult, 200-400mg for children)

elderberry juice or tea

use oils:
eucalyptus and thyme are known to fight cold's and flu's, mix a couple drops with some olive oil and rub it onto your chest, neck or feet. (also very effective for children)

get enough sleep (haha) and drink a lot of warm (SUGAR FREE) beverages


love, n.

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