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7 Natural Ways to Fight the Cold and Flu

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Writer, Holistic Nurse Educator & Mama of 4, reminding entrepreneurs and creatives  to care for your health and well-being as you build your businesses and get your work into the world.

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It’s wintertime! These cold months offer up some lovely benefits – beautiful snowfalls, cozy time by the fire and great indoor and outdoor memories with your family and friends. These months also bring the dreaded cold and flu season.

Remain calm. There are plenty of options for protecting your health in a natural, organic way. So instead of worrying about whether or not you’ll be the next victim of an unpleasant virus, try these 7 natural ways to fight the cold and flu:

Watch out for Germ Zones – Avoid areas with high germ concentration such as water fountains, play areas, ATM machines and shopping carts.

Prevent the Spread -You won’t be able to avoid germs completely, so wash your hands frequently & avoid touching your face to prevent the spread of viruses.

Nurture Your Health – A healthy lifestyle puts you in the best position to naturally fight off the cold and flu. By maintaining healthful practices, such as regular exercise, you greatly support your immune system.

Eat Smart – Choosing immune boosting foods will enhance your healthful efforts. Edible staples such as ginseng, mushrooms, red peppers and zinc are natural cold and flu fighters.

Get Plenty of Rest – Don’t underestimate the power of rest. A rested body has had time to heal, restore and prepare for the job of warding off germs.

Essential Oil Therapy – Essential oils, such as lemon, eucalyptus globulus, and frankincense, are packed with infection fighting, immunity boosting properties.

Reduce Stress – Stress can wreak havoc on your immune system. Taking time to meditate, pray, or listen to soothing music can greatly decrease stressful situations.

Being proactive about your health and wellness puts you in the best position to naturally fight off the cold and flu. Cultivating healthful practices will help protect you against illness throughout the year and throughout your life.

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Tracie Braylock is a holistic nurse educator and writer inspiring you to live well in every area of your life.