Chill Out: Nourishing Your Body When You’re Sick

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    As the cold weather traps us indoors, germs are on the loose like party crashers. Even if you’re usually rocking immune-boosting eats, catching a bug is almost a rite of passage. But fear not – knowing how to pamper your sick self can dial down the symptoms and speed up the healing process.

    Here’s the lowdown on my favourite feel-good foods when you’re down for the count:

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    1. Keep it warm

    Embrace the cosy vibes with Thyme Tea – a mix of fresh thyme, lemon, and a touch of Manuka honey. It’s not just tasty; it’s a superhero with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral powers. Warm spices like ginger, cloves, and turmeric join the party, fighting inflammation and nausea. Don’t forget the magic of bone and veggie broths – they’re like a cosy blanket for your insides.

    2. Eat the rainbow

    Your body needs a rainbow of vitamins and minerals even when you’re under the weather. Veggies might not scream comfort food, but roasted with garlic or blended into a soul-soothing soup, they’re your ticket to immune support.

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    3. Hydrate

    Sip on green juice, guzzle at least 100 ounces of water, and cozy up to warm water with lemon. If you’re battling a fever or losing fluids, DIY electrolyte drinks with water, citrus, sea salt, and honey are your hydration heroes.

    4. Now is the time to supplement

    Load up on immune-boosting nutrients with quality supplements. Think extra zinc, liposomal vitamin C, liposomal glutathione, vitamin D, and cautious sips of oil of oregano. Astragalus and nettle leaf with quercetin are like the Avengers of immune support.

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    5. Leave these behind

    Drop inflammatory foods like processed goodies, refined carbs, sugars, and dairy. Your body’s on a healing mission, and these troublemakers just get in the way.

    6. Unplug and unwind

    It’s not just about what you eat – a sick day demands some lifestyle TLC. Rest up, toss positive vibes around with affirmations, and if you’re feeling up to it, dip your toes into light movement or breathwork. Your mind and body will high-five you for it.

    So, there you have it – a guide to kicking germs to the curb, with a side of soul-soothing wisdom. Stay cool, stay cosy, and let the healing vibes flow! 🌬️🍵💪

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