Roots of Radiance

A Whole Body-Mind-Spirit Approach to Health

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Are you always catching cold or can never get over a bug? Some helpful tips.

 


 

Are you one of those people who seems to always be coming down with something? How many special occasions have you missed, because you or a family member is sick? How many days have you called in sick this year? The stress of our every day lives taxes the body. Bad food, late nights, little to no sleep, caffeine and sugar addiction, and high stress levels every day would wear out anyone. Chinese medicine and proper nutrition can help you stay healthy and recover quickly from colds and the flu.  Traditionally in China patients only paid their doctor when they were healthy.  This motivated doctors to prevent illness instead of frantically trying to put out fires.  Can you imagine, if we still did this today?

A lot of people have weakened immune systems due to the fast paced lifestyle most of us lead. This makes them prone to colds and the flu and even more serious illnesses. Having a lower immunity can also make you prone to being really sick for longer periods, especially when compared to someone who is relatively healthy. It’s rare to just get a case of the sniffles.Improving one’s immune system, so you don’t get sick is ideal. This process can start immediately and have a long-term impact on one’s health.

Once a person is sick, the sooner treatment is administered, the quicker the recovery. The use of Chinese medicine and herbal supplements gets rid of an infection without the side effects of antibiotics. Naturally treating an infection doesn’t suppress the contagion, but helps the body heal itself. So the bug doesn’t come right back.

 

8 easy preventative measures:

* Eat lots of garlic

* Take vitamin C daily

* Avoid dairy and sugar

* Minimize inflammatory foods

* Support your adrenal glands

* Minimize stress

* Take a non-dairy probiotic

* Indulge in Epsom salt baths regularly

 

These tips result in:

 

* No more feeling miserable

* Have more energy

* Save money

* No more calling in sick (unless you want to)

* Avoid side effects of antibiotics and other medications

* Enjoy your life

* Make your boss happy

 

I can stress enough how prevention is key. Start today. Pick a quality probiotic and vitamin C.  Make dinner using fresh garlic. Throw out all sweets. Staying healthy is really that simple.

Live natural. Live well.

Heather

Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac., is an acupuncturist, holistic healthcare provider and the author of Fix Your Mood With Food.

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