This morning I woke up feeling a tad under the weather. Although we all want to get the perfect amount of sleep each weekend, it can be unrealistic and lead our immune system to become worn down. Body Project has a few tips we’d like to share about what to do at the FIRST signs of illness. While these will definitely still help during an illness, they are best when done right BEFORE the sickness really hits.
Upon waking up, drink as much water as you can. Literally drink until you feel uncomfortably full. Illness starts in your digestive system and in order to get rid of the toxins in our body, we need to flush out the bad guys in our digestive system. This morning I drank 2 liters of water and I’m already feeling better! Don’t stop there! Drink that much throughout the day and I can guarantee by tomorrow you will be feeling better.
Probiotic supplement. I take these regularly but I amp up my dosage and probiotics in my food when I’m feeling under the weather. Probiotics help maintain a healthy immune system and restore the imbalance of healthy bacteria in the digestive system. Yes, there is such a thing as GOOD bacteria. My favorite is Dr. Ohirra’s probiotic supplement.
Lastly, Echinacea! Echinacea is an all natural herbal remedy deriving from a plant leaf called Purple Coneflower. This herbal miracle worker treats the common cold and upper respiratory infections. Again, you must take this right at the first sign of a cold or else it will not be as effective. There is also echinacea tea on the market that is good to drink daily if you are on a low sleep schedule.
I hope these helped! Stay healthy!