Howdy Folks. Here in Dallas, Texas we just wrapped up another year of the famous Texas State Fair with our all new Big Tex. He is amazing; it is fun hearing his voice talking to the crowds. So most, if not all of the fall festivals are now over, and we all now rush to get ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years (and everything in between). The end of the year is pretty hectic for most everyone. The seasons change, and even the time falls back one hour giving us less daytime to accomplish all our important tasks. We get home and it’s dark and that leaves a lot of us feeling depressed and/or agitated. With all the running and rushing around and lack of daytime (sunlight), your immune systems do get run down, which is how we all get sick. You just keep going until your body shuts down and you have to stay in bed for a couple days to heal, or if you are inconsiderate, you continue to go to work or school while being ill to spread your illness to everyone else in your path (not cool).
Here are some tips to keep you from getting run down and to stay well and keep your immune system strong and able to fend off illness:
- Wash your hands frequently! Men and boys…yes, you too…with soap…sing the ABC song in your head, then you can rinse. Running your hands under water alone is useless. Soap and water is more effective than hand sanitizers.
- If you are not able to spend at least 10-20 minutes every day in the sunlight to get your Vitamin D on, then a supplement is a very good idea. 5,000 to 10,000 IU is a good start. If you haven’t been, get your Vit. D levels tested by your health practitioner.
- Liquid/tincture of Echinacea is very useful.
- Garlic oil in your ears at bed time. Yep, you will smell like garlic while sleeping, but you will feel better in the morning…do it every night until you are well…usually 1-3 days.
- Mullein drops in your water will clear up the mucus and phlegm in your system.
- Sleep. Try to get extra sleep; hitting the pillow by 10 p.m. is best.
Drink lots of water and if you are able to, eat homemade (free range) chicken noodle soup with lots of (organic) garlic!
There are so many other suggestions I could give you but these are some simple tips that should get you armed up to fight the holiday rush run down. Please do not hesitate to contact me on my Facebook page with any questions on this topic.
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