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Five Ways to Help Avoid Sickness

by Amiee Aristotelous on April 10, 2020

As we are still in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, many are trying to focus on staying healthy as access to doctor visits for the flu and common cold are being limited for those with less serious symptoms. It is more important than ever to take precautions in order to stay well, as avoiding crowded emergency rooms and drug stores can help to prevent further exposure. The following simple guidelines that anyone can do at home will help to keep your immunity and wellness on track.

Consume Immunity-Boosting Foods

Get your immunity back on track by consuming antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, spinach, and beans. Antioxidants help to combat free radicals, which are unstable molecules that damage healthy molecules by stealing their electrons. Popular immunity booster, vitamin C is found in a variety of citrus fruits, however, red bell peppers actually have twice the amount of vitamin c than oranges. In addition, probiotics found in items such as Kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut can help to stimulate the immune system.

Take Vitamins

If you can't get to the store to buy immunity boosting foods like the ones mentioned above and you don't want to risk exposure at a drug store, you can find our medical grade vitamin patches here and they can be shipped to you for your convenience. Choose from a variety of wellness-promoting patches such as the multivitamin, D3, B12, anti-viral, and more. 

Get Some Sun

Some studies have shown that supplementing with vitamin D can lower the incidence of respiratory illnesses. Vitamin D can be found in foods like wild salmon and egg yolks, however, a supplement may be needed to get adequate amounts of the vitamin. Responsible sun exposure (around 15 minutes with no sunblock) will work wonders for vitamin D levels, and help to re-energize when recovering from a sickness.

Hydrate

Hydrating properly helps to distribute sickness-fighting nutrients (such as vitmain C) to all parts of the body, Not to mention, flu-like illness can involve fever, sweating, and vomiting so if you do become ill, it is imperative to replenish with plenty of water. Herbal teas have medicinal properties, and adding honey will help to suppress a cough--in fact, some studies have shown honey to be more effective than some over-the-counter cough suppressants. 

Buy Some Elderberry

Elderberry extract has been used for hundreds of years to treat colds and flu, and research has actually shown that it is quite effective. Recent placebo-controlled studies have shown that people who consumed elderberry lozenges four times per day experienced a reduction in flu symptoms in just 48 hours. Moreover, other study participants who ingested elderberry 60 milliliters over the course of a day experienced flu relief four days before the placebo group.

 

Alwasy keep in mind, when recovering from illness the first step is to make sure you are clear of a fever for at least 48 hours before resuming normal activity to avoid making yourself even more sick, and spreading it to others. If you are returning to exercise, only complete around 60-70 percent of your normal regimen and go slowly, listening to your body. We hope you are staying well out there and remember we are here to ship your food and vitamin needs during this challenging time. 

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