I hope this post helps if you are feeling under the weather. Even when we eat very well, occasionally we fall victim to the drag of getting sick. It's all good - its teaching us to relax!
The first thing to recognize is that it is time to rest, and that's okay.
Once we settle into that, we can get better FASTER than normal, we will feed our immune system while we rest. (If we are pretending we aren't sick, or taking medicine to push through and still eating junk or sugar, we will be sick much longer than we could be.)
The second thing we do, is to head to the nearest heath food store. Or - ask someone to do it for us!
You'll be wanting to pick up a few things.
1) For the Belly - Food & Drinks
- probiotics (from foods like kimchi, it really opens up the sinuses! Raw sauerkraut and pickles would be great too)
- fruit/vegetables (oranges, lemons for tea and bananas & raspberries for smoothies are my favourite - I like THIS recipe because she starts out her post by saying "Green smoothies get a lot of attention for "detox" or "cleanse" purposes, but I offer this recipe simply because it's delicious." Love it. Check this one out.
- tea (I like fresh ginger but a nice chamomile is good too!)
-recipes I use when I'm under the weather
2) For the Body - Under the Tongue - Natures' Healers
- oil of oregano (theres usually a decent brand on sale, and if you can catch your cold with Oil of Oregano while its still a sore throat you just may scare it off!)
-zinc or echinacea lozenges (if you have a cough or sore throat)
3) For the Soul - Fun & Relax
- a clean & comfy blanket, good movies/documentaries
- a good book
Avoid sympathy treats like ice cream, jello or milkshakes while in bed resting. Sugar truly hampers our immune system's abilities, slowing down our healing.
All this good stuff we bought is for HELPING our body, we don't want to hurt our progress by slowing down our immunity after we boosted it. Poor body.
The only rule is to RELAX! This is your time to learn the art of relaxation and do all that stuff you *should* have sprinkled throughout the last couple of weeks where you burned yourself out instead!
Read that book, read that blog, watch that movie, pet the animals, take long baths, meditate, write... what have you...
and ENJOY. (Take the time for yourself!) It may seem controversial to say we should enjoy being sick... but we can take the time to catch up with ourselves. What else could we do? As a friend once said "Just call in sick - hop in bed - no biggie!"