Improve Your Chances Of Avoiding Colds & Flu This Season

Good Hand Hygiene is Your Best Line of Defense Against Cold and Flu

With cold and flu season underway, and our world going through a pandemic, all we want to do is avoid getting sick. Sicknesses caused by viruses like the flu or the common cold attack our immune system and there are several things we can be doing to boost our immune system and fight the common cold and flu.

Your first line of defense to avoid getting sick this year is simple – Wash Your Hands. That’s right. The simple act of washing your hands frequently with soap and hot water limits the spread of cold and flu viruses and your chance of coming down with them. Get in the habit of washing your hands whenever you’ve been out in public, and whenever you can throughout the workday. Wash them before you eat or drink food and when hot water and soap aren’t available, use hand sanitizer. Our family uses doTerra On Guard Sanitizing Mist and we love it for so many reasons. It’s moisturizing and it has a proven blend of essential oils that kills 99% of germs and bacteria.

Why is this so important? Because you are more likely to pick those viruses up with your hands than any other way. You pick the virus up by moving about your day. It could be touching the handle of a shopping cart or closing a door behind you. It’s now on your hands, which isn’t a big problem by itself. It can’t enter through the skin there.

The problem arises when you touch your face. It happens a lot more than most of us are aware of. We touch our nose, rub our eyes, or get our fingers too close to our mouth when we eat or cough. The virus makes it to a mucous membrane in any of those areas and it’s right where it wants to be.

3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter

Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

All systems of your body work best when they are properly fed. This includes your immune system. Stick to a mainly whole foods-based diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you feel like you might be a little under the weather or suspect that you may have come into contact with someone sick, increasing your intake of Vitamin C may help as well. Eat a few citrus fruits. Broccoli, cauliflower, and kale are other great options. Zinc is a great immune booster as well.

Avoid eating processed foods. It takes a lot of time and effort to digest them and you don’t want to weigh your body down with extra work when that energy could be used to boost your immune system, keep you from getting sick, or help you get well sooner.

Get Some Exercise

In addition to eating well, get out there and get regular exercise. For best results, work out in the fresh air. Something as simple as a daily quick walk can help you stay well and strengthen your body. It has the added benefit of helping you to de-stress. I don’t have to tell you that you’re more likely to get sick when you are stressed out. Use daily exercise to destress and stay well. It will also help you with the last way to boost your immune system.

Make Time for Sleep

This last tip is easy to skip over, yet it is the most important one for most of us and the one that can give your immune system a great boost. It’s getting enough sleep. Make the time to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Practice good sleep hygiene. Don’t let the word scare you. It means turning off your phone and other screens a few hours before bed. Keep your bedroom calm, quiet, and at a temperature that encourages sleep. It also includes establishing and sticking to a bedtime routine. As an added bonus, you’ll feel more energized for everything else you have to do all day.

Natural Immune Boosters

Probiotics – We all have heard about the importance of probiotics. They are necessary for good gut health, which in turn boosts our immune system because 70% of our immune system is found in the gut. One can incorporate probiotic-rich foods such as kimchi, kombucha, and sauerkraut. It’s necessary for the probiotic bacteria must be “alive” at the time of consumption, which can very difficult to be sure of. That’s why I supplement with doTerra’s PB Assist. This probiotic will for sure end up where it’s supposed to – in the gastrointestinal tract, not your stomach.

Vitamin D – Vitamin D deficiency is very prevalent during cold and flu season as the Sun is at its farthest from us, so we get less sun and less Vitamin D. There are several guidelines for age-appropriate supplementation, so be sure to ask your doctor.

Essential Oils – Although essential oils are becoming more mainstream, it’s important to know that not all essential oils are created equal. That is why our family chooses to use doTerra essential oils. They are the most tested and the most trusted and I would not bring any other essential oil into our home. The amount of testing that doTerra does on each batch of essential oils is rigorous and that is how I know they are the purest essential oils I can give my family. Those shown to boost the immune system is On Guard Protective Blend, Tea Tree, Copaiba, Frankincense, Lemon, Oregano to name a few.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of essential oils? Would you like to try a sample for yourself? Then all you have to do is fill out this doTerra Sample Form and I will get a sample right out. You can also come to one of my FREE CLASSES.

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In Health,


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