The beginning of sick season
- You can hear everyone coughing, sneezing…
- What causes this breakdown in your immune system
- Germs enter your body in certain ways
- The difference between a holiday of illness and one of wellness
It’s the beginning of sick season. The holidays are the time to take extra precautions for safeguarding your health and wellness. It’s during the holiday season, starting around Thanksgiving, that people start getting sick each year. Magically, by Valentine’s Day they get well. What causes this cycle and how do you break it?
The increase in illness is due to being around other people. It’s this time of year that people are attending parties, and going out more often to restaurants and functions, traveling by airplane or car to visit relatives, and stopping along the way and exposing themselves to other types of germs and sick people. Just look around when you go to the store, you can hear everyone coughing, sneezing, and they don’t sound well. You saw the same people last week and the week before they seemed fine.
What causes this breakdown in your immune system that causes you to get sick this time of year? You must understand that over 70 percent of your immune system resides in your gut. It’s the gut’s job to maintain a balance of good and bad bacteria so your food can digest properly and strengthen your immune system. However, things like drinking more alcohol and more sugary holiday snacks and eating too much put a strain on your intestines. It’s easy with a rush like this to cause an imbalance in your gut flora and bacteria. One thing you must do is take a powerful probiotic, even doubling up on it during the holiday starting now.
Germs enter your body in certain ways. You can breathe them in through your nose or mouth, and they can even enter your system through your ears. A simple thing you can do is clean your ears with a Q-tip dipped in hydrogen peroxide. You will know if there is harmful bacteria in your ear canals because it will start popping like Rice Crispies do. When the snap, crackle, pop stops in your ear it’s cleaned out. This simple task can prevent you from getting infections that start in your ear canals that manifest into respiratory troubles.
Also watch what you eat and drink. Go light on the alcohol and sugary snacks. Stick with the things you would normally eat to stay healthy. It can be hard to do because you convince yourself that it’s the holidays and you’re supposed to celebrate. Watching where you go and what you eat, as well as strengthening your immune system with additional supplements can make all the difference between a holiday of illness and one of wellness.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That holidays are no excuse to get sick.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because Thanksgiving is this week and that’s when your immune system starts to get attacked.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: By doing what we said in this session and it also doesn’t hurt to take some extra vitamin C.
COMMENTARY: Other things that contribute to a weakened immune system is exhaustion and stress. The holidays can be extremely stressful, especially family. Make this holiday season a productive one. Refuse to repeat the stress of the years before. Break the cycle this year. This is how you do that. Have no part in gossip or judgment. Don’t be concerned about how anyone may be judging you. Become an observer, a nice peaceful one. Let yourself be yourself in spite of what others think of that. Pay no attention to what others think of you.