I'm sure we can all agree, social distancing and wearing a mask during the holidays is complicated; especially when all you want to do is share a meal, a game/movie night, and laughs with family and friends. (#YOLO, right?)
Wrong! Now, I'm not here to steal your shine, but ICYMI the news, rates are at an all-time high. Not to tell you what to do or anything, but keep reading to figure out what you could do to help us get back on track.
In addition to wearing your mask (above your nose and over your mouth - especially when talking), wash your hands, social distance, and add immune-boosting vitamins and minerals into your diet.
I have taken the liberty of compiling a list of items, shown below, that may protect you and your family's immune systems and help ward off sicknesses.
Elderberry Syrup me please! Elderberries are proven to reduce the effects of common cold, flu, and other respiratory symptoms while shortening the length of these illnesses. It also acts as a decongestant, an antiviral, and an immunity booster. For the best results, opt for Elderberry products made with Elderberry extract, and take them at the onset of a cold or the flu.
Garlic, a staple in the kitchen for its flavor-enhancing qualities, is also a natural remedy for a host of issues. It improves cholesterol levels, treats coughs, fights colds, lowers blood pressure, and much more. For optimum results, use in its purest form or allow Garlic to age.
Black Seed Oil works wonders in reducing allergies, sinuses, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It also improves the immune system and restores hair growth. For enhanced strength in boosting the immune system, pair with Garlic.
Echinacea Root is well-known and commonly used to boost the immune system, fight aches attached to the common cold and flu, reduce the effect of upper respiratory diseases, ward off infections, relieve sore throat and fever, and cure some forms of cancer.
Turmeric improves our body's ability to remove free radicals and toxins. However, alone, it is not fully absorbed by the body and will flow through our digestive tract. To receive optimal benefits, it must be taken with Black Pepper, which is rich in Piperine - a component that aids in the digestion of Turmeric.
Lastly, Ginger, a powerful anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal, is noted for its ability to alleviate cold and cough symptoms and enhance digestion.
Remember, the best cure is early detection, mindfulness, and preventative maintenance. Listen to your body’s signals, and act fast!
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