Getting sick is not fun. It is your body’s way of telling you to make a change. You are not getting enough sleep or you are overworking yourself or you may need to learn how to cope with stress more efficiently. Nevertheless coming down with a cold is uncomfortable and makes you feel miserable.
I have been fortunate to rarely come down with the sickness that plagues many, but just last week I got a little reminder. I won’t go into the details of how I ran my body down, but I was exposed to some harsh chemicals, I had a high level of stress, I wasn’t getting enough sleep, and I made some poor food choices that combined in breaking my immune system down. I felt a little weak and off-balance but I keep going. I went to sleep and overnight things got worse. Usually I sense a cold coming and a load up on colostrum, colloidal silver, and vitamin C and it goes away.
This time it hit me hard while I slept. It is much harder to deal with a cold once it takes hold. You have to let it runs its course. For me this usually takes one to two days because I have figured out how to kick some “cold” booty. I am familiar with how the body functions so I just let the body do its work with minimal interference. What I have found is that digestion is the most energy-consuming process our bodies undergo. So by not eating I allow the body to use most of its energy in healing me.The body naturally begins to heal itself by sending white blood cells to the area infected. Your body gets rid of waste through your sweat, urine, and feces. Knowing this, I simply rest to allow the body to efficiently attack the toxins. The first thing I do is gargle with apple cider vinegar to loosen up and draw out the infectious gunk.Then I begin to drink plenty of fluids such as herbal teas and water with honey and lemon to help pass the waste. I take a salt bath to further pull toxic materials out and this also induce sweating which further removes the waste. Throughout the day I engage in breath work to boost my immunity and I load up on colostrum, vitamin c, and colloidal silver. Make sue to avoid mucus forming foods, especially dairy products, as they will add more congestion. Below are some of the products and methods I use to quickly feel better. They are all natural as I do not believe in antihistamine and over the counter drugs. My body is quite capable of healing itself thank you. Hope you enjoy this article and make sure to try these tools next time you feel a cold coming on. Live Well.
Enjoy a comforting bowl of vegetable broth infused with celery, carrots, onions, garlic, and some Parsley. This a very nurturing and soothing meal that will improve your mood. Use an organic vegetable broth and organic veggies.
Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar to help loosen and discharge phlegm.
Drink this tea. It uses a premier chinese leave called Gynostemma which is an adaptogen that provides many health benefits. It is commonly used as an anti aging tonic, but it works well to improve immune function also.
Enjoy a warm salt bath. Fill the tub with hot water. Add plenty of salt to help pull out waste and add some essential oils such as Eucalyptus or Tea Tree to help breathing.
Massage your throat to circulate the lymph nodes and reduce pain. Add a few drops of Eucalyptus for that Vicks vapor effect.
“Heal Yourself, Heal the Planet”
Jared Repass~ My Body Reboot