Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 15 & 16-Surviving Winter~Tips~

A Potent Brew For The Common Cold~

Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes several different types of colds and uses different herbs to treat each one.

When we treat a cold we are treating only the symptoms, so it makes sense to use products that put only good ingredients into our system and not negatives that only end up weakening our immune system even more.

For a strong medicinal strength tea that will be as comforting and offer a quicker recovery period try brewing chrysanthemum and peppermint leaves into a tea; strain, sweeten with honey and sip two or more cups per day.

Another must to have and especially during the winter months is plenty of sleep-and, there is a documented truth to back this up...during deep sleep our bodies release powerful immune-enhancing compounds.

Ensure sounder sleep by going to bed at the same time every night, keeping the bedroom dark and free of activity that stimulates at least an hour before sleep time: such as...TV, serious discussions, and reading that doesn't relax the mind.
Eating or drinking close to sleep time is not a good idea either, especially anything with caffeine.

Sleep well and stay healthy~

Bea Kunz

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