Get Ready For Cold Season

It’s that time of year again!  The weather changes, in fact in the Northern parts you are freezing to death right now!  Plus, the Holidays are not just joyous, but they are some of the most stressful times of the year.  Stress compromises immunity as we know.  So, when you add weather changes to stress, you often times get “Cold & Flu Season.”  My suggestion is to be prepared!  Don’t wait until you can’t breath or you’re so sick you can’t get out of bed and enjoy your life.

First, watch that you don’t get too crazy with the sugar.  I know it’s the holidays and it’s everywhere, but you don’t have to eat ALL of it!  Have one piece of pie, not 2 or 5.  You don’t need to eat a candy cane every time you walk by one.  I promise you will survive.  Eat one buckeye at a time, not a handful.  Then, try your best to balance the bad foods with an increase in the good ones.  Increase your leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. Start your day with some sort of protein.  When your office mates are eating red & green M & M’s, try sticking with nuts at your desk.  Don’t worry, you can indulge in a Christmas cookie and a piece of fudge at the holiday party.  Balance.  It’s all balance this time of year.

Now, here’s the most prepared part…Your Medicine Cabinet.  If you stock your medicine cabinet, you will be so prepared, you will rarely ever get sick.  Sounds good, right?  The idea with herbs is that as soon as you feel you might be getting sick, start taking herbs & go to bed early.  Maybe even take a hot bath before bed then cover up for the night.

The items I always have in my medicine cabinet are…

Chuan Xin Lian (Antiphlogistic Formula)  I start taking this at the first sign of anything.  If you catch it early enough, it will nip it in the bud and you won’t get sick.

Bi Yan Pian  I use this formula if I start getting sneezing and congestion.  It’s a super trooper for clearing out the sinuses.

Yin Qiao  I use this formula if I’m feeling mostly a scratchy throat coming on.  It soothes that throat and prevents a full blown attack on your body.

Neem Chest Rub  I love this as an adjunct thereapy.  I smear it all over my neck and chest.  It helps to open everything up.  I notice that it seems to ease coughing at bed as well.  It is full of anti-bacterial and anti-viral herbs, plus those oils that help to clear congestion.  It’s a favorite.

If you stock these items in your medicine cabinet, your prepared.  It’s best to start taking these at the first sign of anything.  This is when they work best and fast.  If you wait until your dying, will they help?  Yes, but it takes a few days.  But, why wait? I mean who wants to suffer?  Not me!

Call or stop by to stock your medicine chest before the cold hits!

Check out my YouTube Video as I discuss prevention. CLICK HERE.

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This entry was written by Dr. Shelly Masters , posted on Friday December 30 2016at 10:12 am , filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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