It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter with old man winter nipping at your nose… Literally!
With winter making its way in, cold and flu symptoms are on the rise. Folks are trying all kinds of over the counter drugs and prescription medicine to try and fight off the crud.
The truth is, those over the counter drugs and meds only prolong your healing, leaving colds with an open invitation to come back.
The best way to kick the cold and flu symptoms to the curb is by allowing your body to do what it does best… Heal naturally.
By feeding your body wholesome foods such as raw living fruits and veggies for complete nourishment and the ultimate nutrient infusion.
My Raw & Alive 21-Day Weight Loss & Nourishment program is a great program and guide to get you moving in the direction of optimal revitalization. It will also motivate you to stay on track.
When you experience cold and flu symptoms, your body is in dehydration mode. Hydrating the body with the purest form of water possible from fruits and vegetables will bring your body back to life again much faster than you would attempting medicinal shortcuts. These shortcuts will only toxify your body even more.
In addition to eating alive raw wholesome foods, natural herbal-spice tea will also help shift your body into the recovery mode.
Here is my favorite tea to make when my defenses are down and I am feeling under the weather. It has never failed me. Give it a whirl!
Natural Healing Tea Recipe
1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger root (cut into slices/pieces)
1 thumb size piece of fresh turmeric root (cut into slices/pieces)
Juice of 1 small lemon
1 satchel of Chamomile-Lavender loose leaf tea (or 1 tbsp. of soothing loose leaf tea of your choice)
1-2 tbsp. raw unfiltered honey
Sprinkle of fresh lavender flowers (optional)
- Boil water for about 5 minutes then bring down to a low simmer.
- Toss in ginger and turmeric and let it simmer for about another 5 minutes. When done, pour into your tea mug.
- Stick your tea satchel in the tea water and let it seep for 5 minutes. Remove satchel when done seeping.
- Add honey to tea water and stir.
- Add lemon juice.
- Sprinkle a pinch of lavender flowers over tea.
Sip while still warm and let the healing begin!
Okay, truthfully, there is no such thing as a “healing” tea. Your body is so omnipotent that it does the healing work on its own. However, the added nutrients such as those in the turmeric, ginger, herbal tea, lemon, and honey serve as nutritional replenishment as the body works on pushing those nasty cold and flu symptoms out. It makes the transition of toxins out of your system a much more efficient and effective process.
To prevent future reoccurrence of cold and flu symptoms, the following are 7 simple rules to begin applying right away.
- Sufficient rest and sleep
- Consumption of at least 80% raw fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds
- Daily exercise
- Daily meditation of at least 5-10 minutes
- Live more
- Love without fear
- Smile and laugh often
Put these into daily practice and you will be good as golden dodging miserable cold and flu symptoms in the future.
It’s definitely not easy as it does happen to the best of us, but in exercising Healthful Living Practices on a daily basis, illness and disease will become less threatening and less probable.
Your Turn: Have a natural cold and flu home remedy you use? Share it in the comments below for someone else to try. Sharing is caring!
Love, light, and winter healing thoughts,