Get Well & Stay Well: Healthy Living Transformation
Let Your Body Heal
Found yourself at the doctor’s office again picking up some more antibiotics for that cold? It’s absolutely NOT NECESSARY!!! In fact, it’s harming you…
Our bodies are made so intrinsically complex that one must wonder how everything works and fits together. Our immune system is actually so incredibly AMAZING. “Your body is a self-healing organism.” says, Dr.Lissa Rankin, M.D. in her blog: Mind Over Medicine: How to Help Your Body Heal Itself
Unfortunately, when we take antibiotics, we don’t allow our immune systems to do the work that it was created to do – HEAL. The natural bacteria in our body and in our foods actually work together. They almost communicate with each other to build our immune systems back up.
They also recognize when there is a repeat of pathogens or chemicals coming through. This helps to explain why taking the same antibiotic that you’ve taken before, won’t work again.
Furthermore, antibiotics destroy our healthy flora or microbiota (microscopic bacteria or organisms) that we actually need to fight infections and common ailments. Read: Dirt And You
Natural Foods & Supplements
There are actually certain foods, spices, herbs and other organisms such as probiotics that are available for us to use to assist our body’s healing process.
The next time you feel a cold symptom coming on, head to your local vitamin or health food store, rather than your doctor’s office. (Please consult your physician if symptoms worsen, if you have an autoimmune disease and please read disclaimer on my ‘about’ page)
Below is a list of a few wonderfully healthy foods that you might want to consider implementing into your diet before taking any over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Garlic – antiviral, antifungal
Fresh Cold Pressed Organic Juice or Juicing – readily available nutrients which spikes your immune system and heals your body with high doses of naturally containing vitamins and minerals (I highly suggest checking out your local juice bar when you don’t have time to juice at home and if you’re in the Sarasota area – my go to place is Crop Juice!)
Apple Cider Vinegar – used for decades as a whole body tonic
Spices & Herbs – (Turmeric, Ginger, Oregano, Clove, Cinnamon, Cayenne, Nettles, Black Pepper…) So load up your soup with one or more of these spices!!
Wild Oregano Oil – strong natural virus fighter
Olive Leaf Extract – strong immune booster even for Herpes
Agarikon – medicinal mushroom which is anti-viral
Manuka or Raw Local Honey – loaded with immune boosting nutrients including amino acids, vitamins, minerals. It is very soothing for the throat and treats infection.
Licorice Root, Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root – also very soothing for the throat and helps with excessive coughing
Grapefruit Seed Extract – antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic
Elderberry Syrup – used for many years to prevent colds and viruses
Colloidal Silver – diluted trace mineral that acts as an antibiotic, consult your health store consultant for dosing
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt – gargle with an 1/8 of a tsp in water, contains trace minerals and also kills bacteria in the throat
Coconut oil – contains Lauric acid which converts to Monolaurin in our bodies – a fatty acid which kills bacteria
Pumpkin seeds – contains Zinc which helps keep immune system balanced especially if taken at the very beginning of a cold
Citrus fruits including kiwi – rich in Vitamin C and potassium
Berries – rich in antioxidants
Mineral water and or Coconut water – contains minerals including potassium which will replenish your body if you’ve had diarrhea or vomiting
Mind Over Body
As you enjoy these wonderful foods, it’s also very important to visualize your body as a whole system working together in harmony and balance (this is known as homeostasis ).
I found for myself that listening to 432 hz music is very healing. The frequency is found to attune to our own bodies’ healing vibration.
Three years ago, when I was sick with the flu, I listened to this Mozart healing music on YouTube while drinking homemade sweet potato soup loaded with ginger, garlic, black pepper and cayenne.
Now you think I’m weird…that’s okay…it really does help! So, let me know what you think.
What are your favorite healing foods? Please share with me…you may connect with me on Facebook.
Be well and stay well!
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