Updated: Mar 19
Flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus.
Flu is highly contagious and is normally spread by the coughs and sneezes of an infected person. A person can also catch flu by touching an infected person, for instance, by shaking hands.
Here are some tips that you can follow to recover faster from the flu:
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS.
Hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water every now and then. This will help you regain all the fluids you loose and avoid dehydration.
EAT HOT SOUP WITH VEGETABLES.
A soothing hot soup helps break up the congestion associated with both colds and the flu. Warm food and teas will keep your body warm. And the more vegetables you are eating, the more antioxidant you are giving to you are body.
REST AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
Sleep is the best medicine for your body while fighting the flu, so rest as much as possible as you can.
HONEY AND LEMON
This is my secret weapon. I don't usually take medication, except if I really need it. I like to give a chance to my body to recover and learn from the experience. Every hour or so (when my symptoms are acute) are have 1 spoon of honey with 3-4 drops of lemon on top of the honey. When I start to feel better, I start to decrease the doses frequency, maybe every few hours until the symptoms are gone. This is specially helpful if I am having sore throat.
Honey acts as an antibacterial agent, as well as an antiviral and anti-fungal.
Lemon has flavonoid compounds with antibiotic effects. Besides lemon has antibacterial and antiviral properties lemon juice is also high in vitamin C, which helps in boosting body's immunity and aids in fighting infections.
WATER WITH LEMON
Sometimes, I also add few slices of lemon in my water. And if the water is warm, it feels even better. Lemon contains citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel. If you drinking it very often you can limit the risk, drinking the lemon water through a straw, or rinsing your mouth with plain water afterwards.
PREVENTION IS KEY:
If your immune-system is strong, you will be able to be exposed to the virus without actually manifest any symptoms. For few years, I worked in a hospital and was exposed to many virus and bacterias. We can be exposed and not get sick.
When the body is strong, it can kill the virus without a problem. And since my immune-system is strong and don't usually get sick.
What do I do, you may ask?
Here are some tips:
1- Eat more fruits and vegetables. And if you are having a hard time to add those important items to your diet. You can use Juice + (Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables) to fill the gap. You can see my recommended products here.
2- Manage stress: you can check my YouTube Channel for free meditations
3- Connect with your body and notice how does your body feel: Body awareness- I can feel what does my body need even before I get sick. And when I listen to my body, I don't usually have any problems
4- Exercise: find exercise that you like
5- Drink plenty of water everyday
6- Take care of any baseline inflammation or pain. Those will make your body weaker. If you need help on HOW to accomplish that. Schedule you FREE Discovery session now.
More tips on how to boost your immune system? Read here.
Would you like even more tips?
Watch this webinar that I taught together with Toni Branner (exercise physiologist, author, and the founder of Health Made Simple): Simple Solutions to Decrease Inflammation for Busy People