Colds, Flus, Immunity

Is it a Cold or The Flu?

Here is a handy comparison chart to see if you are dealing with a cold or the flu.

Complications

Potential Complications of a Cold: Sinus congestion, difficulty breathing, earaches, and low energy.

Potential Complications of a Flu: Bronchitis, pneumonia, low-energy, lethargy, and can be life-threatening.

Helpful Suggestions

No matter what one is dealing with plenty of rest is ALWAYS a good idea. Your body needs all of its energy stores to deal with the situation so ‘pushing through‘ is NEVER a good idea and may prolong your sickness and even make it worse.

A women resting in bed surrounded by white sheets and pillows

Drink plenty of liquids to help stay hydrated and to move impurities out of the body. If you have a sore throat drink things like warm lemon water and honey. Here is a recipe also for sore throats:

Dealing With A Fever?

If you are dealing with a fever, remember that fevers are there for reason. You might want to read this post about fevers and see how miraculous they can be:

And as always, prevention is the best medicine there is. We cannot always prevent these illnesses but we can take measures to support our bodies, minds and our immune systems every day of our lives. In this way, we are more resistant to pathogens and invaders.

Here is a link that might inspire you to do just that! We don’t want to be like a pot of water just waiting to boil over. The tipping point always comes. 🙂

Dog and kitten cuddling together. The kitten is under the dogs ear as they are lie head to head with eyes closed. Adorable!

Pet Love

If you have a pet make sure you cuddle with them. This is hugely helpful!

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is extremely helpful in providing the body and mind with the nutrition they need to stay active and healthy. There are also many excellent supplements to help also and when it comes to Immune Support, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc are three very important ones that can be of help.

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