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54f6a620-f2d8-4bdc-ad37-a97aa1a18800It’s the holiday season, and colds and flus are the number one gifts given at this time of year, both during the holidays and immediately following them. Part of this is that more people are pent up inside with each other. Part of this is because we’re all racing around overextending ourselves to try to make things as merry as we possibly can. We wear ourselves out and wear our immune systems down, leaving ourselves open to those colds and flus- and then we share it with the folks we love.

Want to pass on giving a cold or flu (the gift that keeps on giving)?

well there’s some pretty simple things you can do that will help with that…

  • get enough sleep
  • wash your hands frequently
  • eat a balanced diet
  • drink liquids, especially water, liquids with vitamin C or hot liquids, depending on what feels right
  • listen to your body. if it feels tired, get more rest. If it feels stiff, stretch or get a massage
  • build wiggle room into your schedule so that you have time for serendipity but also so you have time to take care of yourself
  • split up the responsibilities- you don’t have to do it all
  • put moisture in the air, so your head doesn’t get stopped up
  • cover your nose and mouth if you cough and sneeze
  • if you start having signs or symptoms that you’re getting sick, don’t try to tough it out. slow down, rest more, drink liquids. It’ll all be there when you’re feeling better

Most of all, pay attention to your own wellbeing so you’ll have the strength, time and energy to enjoy the wonders of the season and cherish others, rather than just soldier through an endless list of tasks

There’s lots of approaches to alternative health, but it starts with the simple things that bring us into alignment  with our own centers, our own health, and our own wellbeing.  So let good enough be good enough, listen to your body and have happy holidays

Catherine

Foresight

12/6/16

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies”,  and  her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between” , all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the  Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

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It’s the cold and flu season and, now that the weather has gotten cold, there’s lots of people sneezing and whuffling and coughing and just plain having the assorted miseries.

Now, I believe in mainstream medicine, whether prescription or over the counter, but I also believe in alternative medical approaches. Mainstream medicine can have side effects, can be expensive, can interact badly with other meds you’re taking and doesn’t work the same for every single person. Many alternative methods are less expensive, more available and can be easier on the body.

My advice is to try different approaches  and see what works best for you.

And here’s 6 simple alternative health methods to help you avoid getting colds or the flu.

Vitamin C has been established for years as a great way to cut down on your vulnerability to catching cold. Most people think of pill or of drinking orange juice, but you can as easily drink lemonade, eat grapefruit or tomatoes, or spritz citrus juice on your vegetables (which, by the way, tastes great.)
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Garlic doesn’t just keep vampires away. It’s an anti viral and tastes great. Try it in pasta sauce or on pizza, in stir fry, or roast it and spread it on bread.

Echinacea is an antiviral and also boosts your immune system. Try this one in pills.

Moisture The air is very dry at this time of year and that can lead to dried out mucous membranes in your nose and throat and possibly infections and sinus pain.  Putting some moisture back into the air can keep your nose and throat comfortable, let mucous flow (so it’s easier to blow out) rather than dry up, and help with nosebleeds, congestion, and infections including sinus. You can use a vaporizer (if so, remember to clean it regularly) or put a fountain in places you want to moisturize (not great feng shui in the bed room, but helps you to sleep better if you’re congested.)

Sleep During the holidays, we tend to run ourselves ragged, which is why a lot of folks come down with a cold at the present time of year. Listen to your body and give it the sleep it needs, regardless of other important things you want to/have to do. When you’re sleep deprived, your immune system gets depressed and you’re more vulnerable to catching things.

Wash Your Hands A lot. At this time of year, a lot of people have colds or the flu and one way that they caught them was because they touched things that other people with colds or flu touched first. Door knobs. Phones. Cups. They touched things that had germs on them and then they touched their face, eyes, nose or mouth and transferred them into their own bodies. Don’t want to make you paranoid, but washing your hands more can cut down on your chances of catching something and also of giving something to someone else.

Alright, that’s six different simple things you can do to decrease your risk of catching something.

But what if you catch something anyway?

Watch for Thursday’s post on things you can do to get better faster…..

Catherine

Foresight

1/26/16

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

 

 

 

 

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