This flu season is a truly nasty one. 48 states have been hit by it resulting in thousands of hours in lost productivity, misery, and just plain grumpies. Members of the Noir Naturals team are fighting it themselves or nursing a loved one back to health. The flu shot is not the only defense against this wicked bug. There are ways to reduce and possibly avoid the misery that comes with this unwelcome visitor.
We are not medical professionals. We just wanted to share what we’ve heard about how others are finding relief.
First up, cleaning and covering up. These are old school practices, but we tend to lose sight of those things sometimes. Wash your hands often with soap. Keep unclean hands away from your face. When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with your arm or elbow, not your hands. And if you’re not the one coughing or sneezing, keep in mind that not everyone will remember to do cover or wash up.
Head into the kitchen and whip up system-strengthening goodness. Pumping up your menu will help you strengthen your immune system all year. Dark greens, coconut oil, onions, garlic, ginger, citrus fruit, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and hot foods that warm the body and spirit are all said to work wonders. We’ve also stumbled across various pins and recipes for ginger, lemon, and honey tonics and syrups that people swear by. We even found a flu fighting sorbet with bourbon, honey, ginger, lemon, orange, and cayenne. One of our team members keeps ginger honey syrup on hand and uses it year round. She says it makes fantastic lemonade. Herbal remedies that include elderberries and Echinacea are said to fight off the flu bug as well.
Has the flu hit you or your loved ones? How do you fight it? Share your tips and suggestions with us on Twitter, Facebook, or G+. We’ve pinned some of our favorite recipes on our Nommable Nosh board on Pinterest. Here’s to better health!
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