Scratchy throat? Feeling congested and fatigued? Yeah, you’re probably getting sick. I think we all know that feeling when something isn’t right. Waking up you should immediately feel that this isn’t just being tired. Some of the symptoms are the same like feeling groggy and sluggish. But staying up too late to watch your favorite show shouldn’t give you a runny nose. I personally know when I’m getting sick because I feel extra tired and lose my appetite. So, those symptoms alone warn me that something is coming. Before you even tackle the sickness you have to know when something is wrong with your body.
Now that the fall season is in full swing, the cool and breezy weather will spread the common cold and seasonal flu like no other. Kicking our immune system into overdrive, seasonal allergies run amuck making us think we’re sick when we’re not. Before I get into what to do when you start feeling sick, like eating superfoods, here’s some important information. You need to know what you’re dealing with before planning your attack on that pesky virus.
Do You Have A Cold Or Allergies?
The Common Cold
The common cold is said to peak during rainy and cold months, which you probably already knew. What is more interesting is that roughly 1 billion colds occur every year in the United States. That’s a lot of kids missing school and adults missing work. Meaning at some point or another, you’re going to get it. It is not the news you want to hear, but it’s part of life. That being said, there are many natural remedies to prevent sickness. The natural remedy I tend to follow is drinking green tea.
Natural Remedies (MGB Health)
- Incorporating detoxing superfoods
- Taking adaptogens (plants and herbs)
- Eating immune boosting foods
- Taking vitamins and supplements
- Using essential oils
What To Do When You Start Feeling Sick
If you’re certain that you’re getting sick, here are a few things you can do. My first suggestion is to get as much sleep as you can. When you’re asleep, your body is healing and restoring itself. On average, you are supposed to be sleeping between 7-8 hours a night. If you’re starting to feel sick, I would recommend sleeping 9-10 hours a night. With these extra hours of sleep, your body is better equipped to fight it off.
Unsurprisingly, eating healthy foods and drinks that improve your immune system can help. Nothing is a guarantee but this is a good time to get that Vitamin C. If you don’t want to scarf down several oranges, instead try the Vitamin C tablets that fizz up in your water. Some of them have up to 1,000 mg of it, which I believe is equivalent to about 10 oranges.
Even if you follow all these steps and take all the herbs, you might still be sick. When you come in contact with an infected person, there is only so much you can do. You might be bedridden for a day but you will get over it. Use that day off to do a person search on Kiwi Searches. Or catch up on your favorite TV show.
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