Keep this one stored in the memory banks for the rest of your wonderful, abundant life. The message is. . . .There are 4 seasons AND “flu season” is not one of them.

You will start to see the TV, radio and Internet ads about “flu season” and how “it is going around.” Such is not the case. People get sick around this time period primarily based on these reasons:

  • With the holidays, often too much food is consumed, including the types of food not normally consumed.
  • People are less active due to the holidays and (for parts of the country), the weather.

This accounts for 90% or more of the illnesses during this time frame. Knowing this, what can be done.

The short answer is A LOT. Here are a number of suggestions that when applied can keep you healthy and happy during this most wonderful time of the year.

  1. Include cinnamon, ginger or turmeric. They can be taken in powder or capsule form. You can cook with them or have them (cinnamon and ginger) in tea. You can also add cinnamon to coffee. They will aid in digestion, as well as elevate the immune system. Most importantly, they will keep the blood sugar stabilized, thus reducing the chance for weight gain.
  2. Take 1 tsp of lemon juice prior to all meals. This will help to alkalize the body and most importantly, keep the blood sugar in that healthy range we are desiring.
  3. Add a Digestive enzyme and a probiotic to your post-nutrition plan. This will help the body process and either digest or eliminate substances.
  4. Keep an herb called Massa Fermentata handy. This inexpensive herb look like a one by one block. You break it into pieces and cook, allow to cool and sip. It clears Food Stagnation and gets rid of the heavy, bloated feeling. Please note that technically speaking, undigested food is the cause of most illnesses during this time frame. It is estimated that the average person will have 5-20 pounds of undigested food in their gut. This causes a lowering of the immune system, followed by issues with viruses, bacteria etc.
  5. Walk, run or move after a meal. This simple act will work wonders. You need not run a marathon but taking the dog for a walk around a few blocks would do the trick. Think 20 minutes as the minimum.
  6. Get some Vitamin D3. With the sun at a premium during the winter, adding some Vitamin D3 will help keep away the blues. Loneliness, anxiety and stress are unfortunately , commonplace for some around this time. This substance will go a long way in helping keep your spirits up.
  7. Drink before eating. Include a half or full glass of water. Many confuse the feeling of thirst with hunger, odd as this may sound. This simple step can help prevent overeating.

If you do these 5 simple steps, you can keep your body working at peak form and thus, enjoy the holidays.