So I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the usual flu tips ~ wash your hands, don’t sneeze on everyone in the elevator, don’t pick your dirty nose with your dirty hands, exercise, drink water, get the flu shot, take vitamin C & optimize D3, etc… But here’s some tips I’m hoping will help you more than the  usual suspects …

1.) Stop eating out! And if you do eat out, make sure it’s really HOT!

This one is huge. Just imagine it: The guy with the flu walking down the prepared food section at Whole Foods reaching his filthy hands all over those mandarin tofu sticks you were about to eat…or the server at the trendy restaurant who simply can’t afford to take time off so he has no choice but to sneeze in the same kitchen your ceaser salad is being prepared. BOOM! Recipe for flu disaster. My spouses grandma lived to be about 106 and one of her greatest tips, aside from not letting anything bother you too much,  was simply cooking and preparing food at home. It’s a game changer. Your own saliva, your own hair, your own dirty hands all over your own food… Now, if you’re going to eat out, try and go for items that are HOT! Avoid the cold sandwich. Get the hot one instead.  It makes sense right?

2.) Use a diffuser with an immune supporting essential oil!

I love me some essential oils ~ but only good quality ones!! Diffusing an immune boosting one like Rocky Mountain’s Immune Strength (available on Amazon via the actual vendor – Rocky Moutain) will not only support your immune system via aromatherapy, but it will also sanitize the room!  Always use caution with kids/children but it can be especially helpful for kids’ rooms which tend to be cesspools… and Thomas the Train crack houses. PS:  I love DoTerra and Rocky Mountain!

3.) Take “Wellness Formula” at the first sign of sickness.

I love this formula!  My 74 year old mother (who is always around little kids) swears by it and so do I! It’s usually on sale at Whole Foods this time of the year, but (like most things at Whole Foods), it is much cheaper somewhere else. PureFormulas has it for a great price and their shipping is always so fast and free. I get nearly all my supplements from them. Again, wish I was being paid to say that but I’m not. You can also get Wellness Formula here on Amazon (who is also the seller). I’m not too keen on third party sellers of health supplements  on Amazon unless they are super trustworthy. But this Wellness Formula is shipped and sold by Amazon.   HUGE UPDATE NOTE:  I only like the Wellness Formula in CAPSULES, not the tablets.

 4.) Use colloidal silver as immune support & an antibiotic…  

So aside from it’s anti-bacterial properties, colloidial silver is also anti-viral. You always want to get a trust-worthy and high quality brand like Sovereign  Silver and follow instructions, but colloidal silver is truly remarkable. For example, my 16 year old dog had a bladder infection and did a 7-day course of antibiotics that didn’t cut it. So long story short: I was desperate in the middle of the night while he was breathing heavily and shivering (signs of pain/infection) and so I gave him the colloidal silver and some sacred frankincense on his gums, and he was able to fall asleep and has been doing well and great the past few days. Miracle! Dr. Axe has some great info on colloidal silver. PS: It can be used on kids as well ~ just follow directions (obviously).

5.) Don’t walk inside your house with your shoes on…or basically anything else that was on your body in this dirty, staph-ridden world …

So the bottom of most shoes are disgusting. We know that. But also your handbag, your coat, etc. Try not to carry too much of the world with you into your home ~ figuratively and literally!

6.) Make your bed the most germ-free, pure place in your whole house.

Don’t lay your coat on the bed. Don’t lay on your bed with work clothes still on… Make your bedroom as sanitary as possible. Unless your dirty dog wants to get on the bed, and in that case, it is absolutely necessary to snuggle your dog in bed. PS: Turn on the diffuser with some  anti-viral  lavender essential oil while you sleep. Most diffusers come with auto-off. You could also get some air purifying plants  to oxygenate your bedroom ~ especially if you have a new (toxic) bed.

7.) Take Probiotics! But take histamine-degrading probiotics! 

Here’s the thing: Not all probiotics are created equal for all people… It’s a sad reality ~ much like the US’ current President… But the fact is that histamine intolerance will make your probiotic do more harm than good if the probiotic contains histamine-producing strains. Here’s more info on that from the histamine queen, Yasmina (The Low Histamine Chef)…  

8.) Wash Your Dishes on High Heat & Sanitize Your Dishwasher with Vinegar 

Most people aren’t washing their dishes at a hot enough temperature ~ most notably silverware and cups. And if one of the  co-dependent people in your home becomes a little bugger, then this can mean destruction for all. So do be sure to get your dishes all hot and bothered and soak silverware in a hot dish before placing such in the dishwasher. Another huge tip is to occasionally sanitize and run your dishwasher with nothing but some good ole’ vinegar.

9.) Wash Your Hair, Nails, Belly Button and “all major crevices”… with actual soap. 

Take decent showers ~ with actual soap. If you go the gym, shower immediately after and wash under your nails. Take a clue from this scene from Home Alone. For real soap, I’m always a fan of Dr. Bronner’s castile soaps and the lavender scent would be a good idea during flu season. Right now, I’m loving this Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap!

10.) Keep your nails short and don’t put them anywhere near your face!

That’s all…

11.) Seal your skin with an after-shower oil …

Dry skin with cracks allows in more viruses and bacteria. So keep your body all sealed up right after it’s been sanitized. But do keep in mind that too much lotion on your hands will allow bacteria to breed so don’t go crazy.

12.) Sanitize the cell phone that you keep bringing into public restrooms and also sanitize your jewelry while you’re at it…

I sanitize my phone with alcohol. It’s important considering how our phones are basically appendages these days. I also love to sanitize my jewelry. It’s been everywhere you’ve been, but for some reason, most people take it off before the shower~ presumably because they don’t want to loose a diamond or something… Ha!

13.) Spray your car’s steering wheel and gear shift with antibacterial spray.

Spray some sanitizer on your steering wheel and shifter. It’s something that we frequently put our hands all over and around,  but infrequently clean. I like this brand… 

14.) Change your toothbrush frequently ~ especially during flu season.

That’s all…

15.) Eat some raw , organic honey before bed.

Not only is raw, organic honey anti-bacterial and anti-viral and all that juicy stuff, but a bit of raw honey before bed will help you sleep better… And good/deep and restorative sleep helps your immune system stay healthy and strong. Here’s more info from Organic Olivia on that… 

PS: ↓ JUST CAUSE! ↓

PPS: SING!! Sing so much! Be happy. It boosts your immune system.

PPPS: SOOOOO… I’m updating this article with one more amazing supplement !! Organic Olivia reminded me about it on Instagram! It’s called ELDERBERRY SYRUP and it’s truly an amazing immune booster! It’s also safe and effective especially for kids (always consult your own pediatrician however)… But for an adult hanging around a bunch of sneezers and sitting in a cold office, again, that Wellness Formula kicks flu a**!!

PEACE!

 

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