6 Tips to Avoid Colds this Fall!!

With the changes of the seasons here let’s boost our immune system, stay healthy and avoid colds.  Here are some signs to look for and pointers along the way:

Netti Pot Video Here!!        Self Massage with Oil Video here!

Netti Pot and oil for your nose
Netti Pot and oil for your nose
  1.  Catch a Snotty nose quick!!!– Snot is a breading ground for bateria and virus.  Use a netti pot with warm salt water as soon as you get snotty to clean out the nasal passage and eliminate germs.  Then gargle with warm salt water to clear the throat area too.  If you ac  re snotty you probably missed a clue already like dryness, fatigue, white coated tongue or stinky breath.  Look for these clues and jump on the steps below!
  2.   Prevent and Eliminate dryness!!!  OIl Massage is the best!!!Oil Massage is the BEST!!!   If your skin is dry, this is a sign that your lymph system is dry which lowers your bodies potential to fight off invaders.  We need to stay well lubed outside and inside.  Use an oil like seaseme, coconut, or sunflower oil and put some in your nostrils and ears.  Sounds odd I know, but this is powerful preventative medicine and will save you a lot of grief.  You are lubricating the areas of your body that are exposed to the outside world, offering you protection you and lubricating you.  Also do self massage with oil before or after showering.  Very powerful for relaxing your central nervous system and boosting your immune system.  The skin is our largest organ, protect it well and avoid chemicals found in lotions and some soaps and shampoos.  Oiling will prevent dryness which will soon be followed by snottyness.  Dryness comes before the cold.  You can also use a humidifier at night.

If you want to have a deep conversation about your health goals to get some guidance on where you are and how to get to where you want to be, then email me to set up a time!    winslowpassey@gmail.com

Or Check out my upcoming course:                                           Vibrant Health Evolution

3.  Warm it and spice it!  go for warmer foods as it gets colder out and use spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cardamon and nutmeg.  I add all of these to my oats.  I add tumeric root in smoothies (which I make at room temperature), and tumeric powder to most everything like roasted veggies, rice, and eggs.  Ginger is great too in smoothies and with cooking

4.  Sleep well with these tips!!!  Go to sleep before 10.  These are the best hours of sleep and you will be more in align with nature.  If we didn’t live in boxes with electricity then we would naturally do this.  This is what your body wants and needs.  Have an early light dinner around 5 or 6pm, create a relaxing evening with some movement (like a walk withyour family), and some relaxation.  Avoid the screens at night as they stimulate your brain and make falling asleep hard.  Feel when you get tired and follow it down!  Warm milk with ghee, cinnamon, cardamon and nutmeg (tumeric too) is yummy and helps get you to sleep.  (If you are snotty you may want to avoid dairy).  You will wake up refresh and energized with this routine

5.  Hydrate!!  Drink water between meals and cut down or eliminate caffiene, alcohol and sugary drinks.  First thing in the morning drink warm water until you fully eliminate.  Then you won’t reabsorb the toxins back into the body.  Flush out your system so it can work well.

6.  Lower Stress!!!  Stress puts us into fight or flight.  The blood then goes to the periphery and the body will not be able to fight off battery and viruses in the gut or elsewhere because it is preoccupied with fighting or fleeing.  This is true even if we are not moving but have the stress response.    Meditating daily is a great tool for learning how to better calm the brain.

RECIPE BOO CANDY

Here is a recipe from Cate Stillman with Yoga Healer for ‘Boo Candy’ which prevents colds!!!

Use a cutting board and knife

  • Add 1/2 cup raw honey to the cutting board.
  • Add 3 tbsp. turmeric powder (you can dry roast it first in a skillet for added benefit).
  • Add 2 tsp. ginger powder
  • Add 1/2 tsp. cloves

Cut the spices into the honey with the knife until you have a smooth texture. Add more spices for desired taste. Store in a small tin or small glass jar. Put on the kitchen table in reach for all ages. Little ones like to roll it into pea-sized balls.

If you want to have a deep conversation about your health goals to get some guidance on where you are and how to get to where you want to be, then email me to set up a time!    winslowpassey@gmail.com

Or Check out my upcoming course:                                           Vibrant Health Evolution

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