Talk to Zoe today about specific natural medicines to help reduce the severity of your symptoms and get you back on your feet sooner. Bounce back faster and enjoy winter!
DO YOU suffer through winter?
Is your throat scratchy and your head pounding despite your best efforts to stay well and support your immune system this winter? What’s going on? Do you have a cold or the seasonal flu?
Both the common cold and the flu (or influenza to give it its full name) are caused by viral infections, and while having a cold is typically much milder than the flu, they are both generally accompanied by those all too familiar symptoms of a runny nose, sore throat, congestion and cough. What distinguishes the flu from the common cold, however, is the severity of the fever, fatigue, muscle aches and soreness. That said, both can make you feel rather sick and sorry for yourself.
A cold or flu can give a healthy immune system a bit of a work-out while it fights off the unwanted virus, however this process should be self-limiting and relatively short. An upper respiratory tract infection at best should be resolved in three to five days as your immune system bounces you quickly back to health – if not, you may need a helping hand on your way back to wellness. Immune system backup;
We all know of Vitamin C – a potent antioxidant that plays a key role in the mobilisation of your immune system defences. You may also be familiar with Zinc – another powerful immune system supporter.
Zoe can recommend high quality, clinically effective immune boosting nutrients at the correct dose to help you not only stay well this winter, but also recover effectively if you do become unwell.
DOES ORGANIC UNDERGROUND VEGGIE SOUP REALLY HELP?
Incorporate these handy tips into your life to improve your resistance and support recovery from colds and flus:
- Rest! Your immune system is amazing at its job. Give it a chance to gather strength, and make sure you get a good night’s sleep.
- Convalescence. People rarely do this enough; yet taking time out to get well can make a big difference in reducing symptom duration and helping you bounce back to good health.
- Eat warm, nourishing foods. Hearty vegetable soup can help break down mucus that often accompanies a cold or flu (a soup that consists of onions, garlic, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips & turnips). If you don’t have an appetite, the broth alone will provide minerals and vitamins to help give you strength.
- Last but not least, drink plenty of water to keep yourself well hydrated – lots of fluids can be lost simply by having a runny nose or coughing.