Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 2 and 3 For Building Immunity~

Simply washing/cleaning our hands often goes a long way in cutting our chances of catching a bug. It's a proven medical fact that hand-to-mouth and hand-to-nose contact is the most common way the flu and cold bugs are contracted.

I suggest when we have access to soap and water...scrub often.
For those times we don't have access to soap and water use a hand cleaner/sanitizer-and please make it one that doesn't destroy the good bacteria on the hands.

There are many ways to obtain these, one is through Young Living essential oils or many health food shops, and or alternative shops that lean to a more natural collection.

If we pay close attention to how many times we touch our face during the day it is amazing. This is a
great new project for the next month...practice " not touching the face." and teach our little ones the same....make a game of it and they will more than embrace it.
Soothing a sore throat is easier than many ever discover.

A Method For Adults:

Gargle with water, lemon and a dash of Cayenne pepper- the capsaicin in cayenne temporally acts on pain receptors to decrease the pain. Salt can be added to any gargle and has an antibacterial effect. ( about 1 teaspoon per cup )

A Method For Children:

Use 6/8 Oz's of yogurt or a healthy pudding; add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1 drop Lemon essential oil ( therapeutic grade )and just enough natural sweetener to make it kid acceptable.
Store in the frig and treat them every hour with a small amount.

More kids, older kids...just make more~

To treat the cough that most often comes with a sore throat; Cook figs, they contain a mucilage that coats the throat. Simmer figs and add cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
( antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory ) drink the liquids and eat the love this too.

To your healthy and happy holiday~

Bea Kunz

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