I believe that preventative medicine is the best medicine. Growing up when I didn't feel well my mom would give me theraflu when I didn't feel well and I would choke it down hoping that it would make me feel better. I don't ever remember it actually helping though.
This time of year tons of people are getting flu shots and staying away from others in the fear that they might get sick. I say "why fear illness?" - fear actually brings your immune system down!
I have a routine that I do every night that helps keep my immune system up- I know what you are thinking "This girl has a heart problem why should we listen to her???". I will tell you why: I was born with a heart condition- it was not something I did to myself by not taking proper care of myself, sometimes in life you are dealt a hand that you aren't thrilled with, but if you make the best of it you will find the right move!
So this is what I do:
--Every morning I brew myself a cup of hot tea. What kind of tea? It depends, this morning I had English Black Tea, yesterday I had Vanilla Chamomile tea. I make sure that it is naturally caffeine free. I have 2-3 cups of tea per day.
--Everyday I also have water with a drop or two of lemon essential oil. I always use young living essential oils because they are the only essential oil company in the United States that vibrates on a medicinal frequency. One drop of lemon oil has the vitamins, minerals, etc as 30 lemons! Wow! I know it is totally unbelievable but it is totally true!
--Also I do thieves essential oil blend on my feet and the back of my neck. I put it on the bottom of my feet at night. I do it everyday for one week and then I don't do it for a week. This is in order to keep my immune system working! I always want to support it but I also need to let it do it's job.
--I take a shot of chlorophyll every morning and night. I get it from nature's sunshine- this is the only place that I get my vitamins from. It is the only place that I trust to create vitamins for me. What I do is put 1 Tsp of Chlorophyll ES in with some water in a shot glass and then shoot it!
--I make a mixture of 1 tbsp raw honey, 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon, 2 tbsp organic cherry juice, 1/2 cup hot water and I mix it all up and drink it. To be honest, it tastes amazing! I also add one dropper of a homemade tincture.
--Then I take 1000 mg of vitamin C (from Nature's Sunshine) 3 times daily during this time of year.
--Also keep your bowels moving! The beginning of the toxic stress cycle has to do with your bowels not moving properly- aim to have a bowel movement shortly after each meal.
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.