When I get the flu, it’s not really such a big deal. As a Naturopath, I know that getting sick is just my body’s way of telling me to slow down. That’s why I always listen. I get more rest, I eat lots of garlic, and I make my own flu concoctions.
Getting sick isn’t so bad and even when my body aches so much that I can’t bear to be touched or wear anything but the softest sweaters, I still don’t complain.
I don’t whine. And I definitely don’t expect people to put their lives on hold to take care of me.
I decided to write this article for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it’s flu season, which means people will be dropping like flies at the office and it’s the perfect time to share a powerful, easy-to-make immune concoction for better health.
Secondly, I think it’s important to discuss how to react to your loved ones when they’re sick, whiny, and ruthlessly demanding.
You all know what I’m talking about.
Since it’s cold and flu season, this is the time of year that your family may need you the most.
Just like the rest of us, they’re bound to get sick at some point this winter season.
As difficult as it may be, it’s a good idea to be kind, loving, and accommodating with them, even if they’re getting on your nerves with their demanding requests, crankiness, or cry-baby ways.
If you’re caring for somebody who is waffling between cold and hot or hungry and full, don’t get annoyed with them. Being sick is no fun and a few simple sweet gestures may have them up and well in no time!
How about a warm cuppa tea, a eucalyptus steam bath, or soothing chicken soup?
Let me teach you how to put together a strong immune booster that will give you and your family an influx of flu fighters from nature.
Homemade Flu Tonic For The Whole Family
1 lemon, freshly squeezed juice
4 cloves of garlic, minced
Raw honey, to taste
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
Pinch of cayenne powder
Pinch of turmeric
Apple cider vinegar, to taste
Take all of these ingredients and put them in a warm cup of water.
Shake them up and give to the sick folks to sip throughout the day. If they don’t like the taste, tell them it’s considered medicine. I’m sure they can handle a quick shot from Mother Nature if they can handle a shot of Don Julio tequila.
By spreading it out throughout the day, this introduces a continual stream of natural anti-virals into the system.
Whether or not you believe in taking the flu shot, it’s important to keep your immune system strong, especially this time of year.
Even with the flu shot, people are not fully protected since every few years the disease forecasters don’t predict the correct strain that becomes an epidemic.
So, it’s up to you and your family to keep your stress levels low, your sugar intake under control, and your body warm. Instead of getting annoyed with those that have unfortunately fallen sick for a few days, make them this kickin’ health tonic.
Give them the extra attention that they need right now and show them how much you care. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it. And one day, you’ll need them too.