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How Healthy Jasmine Fights Colds and Flus

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Family Health, Food, Kombucha | 7 comments

Well I’ve been quiet for the last week because I’ve been well, sick. Yes, even healthy folks get sick. Honestly, I fell of the wagon, when my husband was out of town for his conference and I opted to stay home, I was in survival mode. I took a hot bath in some Magnesium Flakes and BAM! It hit me hard. And getting sick is a good thing too! (At least I try to remind myself of that!). However, if you are an adult getting sick more than twice per year, then it is time to re-evaluate your eating and lifestyle habits. When others are getting sick, I will get an email or two asking what can they do to rid it faster or prevent it from coming. So here are my tips on How Healthy Jasmine Fights Colds and Flus. Please don’t take this as medical advice, because it is not. What works for one person works differently for another. I’ll state why I use this and the benefits of using certain products. Feel free to give it a try because it won’t hurt. When I feel something coming on: I see my chiropractor. Yes, she is the first place I will go and take my kids when we are getting sick or when we are sick. A Chiropractor helps to align your spinal column so the nerves can be put back into place and can send appropriate messages to the body. If part of your spine is out of alignment, the nerves cannot transmit messages properly. The impulses will hit a bump in the road if you will. Each time you get adjusted it opens up the immunity if stagnant, but also gives a surge to the immune system which activates it to begin working efficiently. When the body is aligned, it functions better and this can boost your immunity. When I got bronchitis while I was pregnant with my son at 16 weeks, I saw her and she rid it naturally through adjustments, acupuncture, my own supplements and rest. In fact after my first visit, I was not coughing in the middle of the night. I avoided unnecessary antibiotic treatment and my OB/GYN was totally cool with it too. Don’t knock it until you try it. Many of times when I feel something coming on, I ramp up my probiotics (yes research shows probiotics cuts colds and flus), Vitamin D3 drops (check here to see how much your family needs), drink Kombucha and begin taking Raw Camu Camu Powder. Huh? Kombucha? And what is Raw Camu Camu Powder? Glad you asked. It is a low-growing shrub found throughout the river banks of the Amazon rainforests of Peru and Brazil so move over Acai Berry. It is known for its mega-dose of Vitamin C content. It has 30-60 times more Vitamin C than an orange! (1180% Vitamin C to be exact) It is also high in beta-carotene which is important for immune function and if too low can lead to more colds/flus, potassium which helps electrolyte balance and even has amino acids. I add it to my green smoothies or my Sunwarrior Raw Warrior Blend Protein Shakes. I would say 9 out of 10 times, this works for me. That’s it. I use to be a big fan of Emergen-C and while it is still ok, it is full of fructose and sugars that actually suppress the immunity even more, so why bother. For virtually the same price, Raw Camu Camu Powder is better and works better in your body. I’ll make my no noodle homemade chicken...

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