Do you know someone who has come down with flu symptoms? Maybe even been hospitalized? The 2017-18 flu season started October 1, and is continuing to gather steam. In Arizona, where I live, flu cases are up about 600% over the same time frame of last year. You can definitely feel that ’everyone has the flu!!’
What is the flu?
The flu is a viral infection that comes into your body and attacks the respiratory system resulting in a variety of symptoms similar to a cold. After exposure, some people get sick, and others do not. My naturopathic doctor said that the key strategies in a person’s response to a health challenge are providing consistent immune system support for your body: practicing health-supporting habits; eating quality food; and taking appropriate supplements.
Be intentional about building up your immune system.
Eat the best you can- don’t skip meals. Use real food to nourish your body. Your body needs good fuel to keep on functioning.
Get enough rest. Be sensitive about your schedule. You don’t have to be programmed from the time you open your eyes to the time that you close them!
Hydrate. It is best to simply drink good water, but you can also count non-caffeinated, non-sugar drinks. Warm or hot liquids are extra good for your body. The amount: ½ your body weight in oz. The color of your urine should be pale yellow or clear.
Wash your hands frequently. My preference is to use soap and water- if not available, use a hand sanitizer. Keep your hands away from your face!!
Activity– Be as active as you can be: don’t underestimate the importance of regular activity in helping your immune system function at its best.
Supplements. Use real food-sourced supplements, not synthetic. Read the labels! Minimally, take a high-quality multi-vitamin and mineral. Additionally, Mannatech has a number of immune-system support products that can be taken on a daily basis. Pictured are several essential oils (#1 Protective Blend, Calming Blend, Lavender, Eucalyptus), MannaBoom, Gi ProBalance, MannaC, ImmunoStart. They can be purchased here.
The Importance of Daily Decisions
Your ability to stay healthy starts with your daily decisions. Every decision is important. We mentioned a number of small habits that could make a major difference in your family’s wellness outcome. Read more in other blog posts on this website.
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(Mari received her BSc in Health and Physical Education “a long time ago.” She has partnered with Mannatech since 1998.)