You know the movement you wake up and just know you’re sick? That happened to me a few days ago. Sadly it wasn’t a case of allergies like I had originally thought.
Sleep. Sleep sleep sleep.
The first night After figuring out I was sick I slept for 13 hours. The following night was the best 9 deep hours of sleep in my life. Possibly. When you’re asleep your body can repair itself best.
Hydrate even when you don’t want to.
I normally drink tea throughout the day, but it is even more important when you are sick to keep the body hydrated. You may be vomiting, have diarrhea, or are sweating a lot from the illness. Additionally your body may increase metabolism as it fights off infection. Make sure water levels stay in check. Bonus points for hot ginger tea.
Staying hydrated with puffy eyes in my oversized knit…
Good tissues – the little thrills in life.
Good tissues and good toilet paper are two things that make the world a better place. If you’re sick, give your poor nose a break and use high quality tissues. It will be less damaging to the skin and therefore will take less time to heal.
I try not to go crazy with alcohol sanitizers, but when I am sick I don’t want to get other people sick. So if I can’t wash my hands after blowing my nose I will use hand sanitizer.
We’ve all experienced a chapped red nose. Using a light healing balm will help soothe the area and create a temporary barrier from the tissue.
All of the tinctures….
I always keep these potent tinctures around. As soon as I feel sick I will drink them (diluted) right after my morning tea. I use:
Mushroom blend– to support immune health
Turmeric– to reduce inflammation
Seasonal support– to support me seasonally if I’m not feeling well… there are many herbs in here.
My usual supplements
I blend these into a smoothie I drink almost everyday. Of course I try to have a nutritious diet, but I’ll take the potential extra help. Keep in mind that just because you swallow something doesn’t mean that the body will be able to use that compound. After I discovered a hole in my ankle bone it’s worth a shot for me…
Vitamin C– Water soluble vitamin that helps with collagen production and the synthesis of certain neurotransmittersMSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)- sulfur compound I take to support ankle/ knee injuries
Collagen- is a structural protein of connective tissue. It can potentially help support joint health.
Niacin- Vitamin B3. My dad takes it for cardio vascular health. Honestly I didn’t know anything other than it’s probably good for me until I just looked it up. According to Healthline-“…every part of your body needs it to function properly.
As a supplement, niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function, among other benefits.”
Diatomaceous Earth- Fossilized algae (diatoms) can remove heavy metals from water. Can they do that in the digestive tract? Perhaps. Maybe not. Eat well. Be kind to your liver. Do your research.
I proportion everything into a bag every week so I don’t have to take a million containers out of the pantry every time!
Only at the willingness of the other participant though. Hugging someone for at least 20 seconds causes the brain to release oxytocin and dopamine, which will make both of you feel better! If a human isn’t available maybe a fluffy friend is!