When the cold and flu season hits, we all experience a sense of dread. Fortunately, some cases of illness can be easily prevented, and even once an illness has struck, natural and herbal remedies can help shorten the duration and get you feeling better faster.
Cold and Flu Prevention
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure… you’ve heard it a million times, but how does it practically relate to illness prevention? In short, giving the body what it needs and keeping a constant supply of nutrients will help ensure that the body can resist any pathogen it encounters. Following a basic wellness lifestyle will go a long way toward preventing illness, as you will be supporting the body to function optimally. Avoiding sugars and other highly starchy foods will also help ensure that the body is functioning at peak immunity should it encounter a virus or bacteria.
Some studies show that optimizing specific nutrient or homeopathic remedies goes a long way to preventing illness and shortening duration. Getting enough sleep is also crucial to preventing illness, and even a couple nights of interrupted or not enough sleep can leave the body worn down and unable to resist illness. Regular exercise has also been shown to help reduce the number of times a person gets ill per year and the duration. In the off chance that you do get sick despite all efforts of avoidance, don't worry - there are ways to help shorten the duration and intensity of your cold or flu!
Natural Treatment for Cold, Flu and Illness
Once you have contracted an illness, there are a lot of natural options that can shorten the duration of the illness and lessen the symptoms. There are many herbs and homeopathic remedies that support the body when healing from an illness, as well as several potent natural antibiotics. Sherry can also assist by giving recommendations of at home therapies as well. There are a lot of options in natural illness treatment, and here at Mind Body Spirit Center, I am glad to help you on your quest for wellness. And remember, the earlier you can catch an illness, often the easier it is to beat.