[ sidenote: this glass ? so cute & BPA free. LOVE. ]
YOU GUYS. hi.
I’ve been basically dying due to strep/ear aches/the flu?
And it came out of ‘effing no where.
Germ season. HUGE sigh.
I’m currently on antibiotics and then like ten other natural things I added in to try to speed up my recovery. Obviously. I’m pretty much drowning my throat in sovereign silver.
If you don’t know – I’m pretty insane when it comes to germs.
I wash my hands SO.MANY.TIMES a day.
I always ( literally, always ) have hand sanitizer on me.
I keep disinfecting wipes in my car..
So besides that I’m pretty chill.
( My God, huh? )
I used to be super sick all the time in college. I always had a cough, a cold, or just something taking me down a notch.
I didn’t really take care of myself, & I don’t mean with the whole washing my hands or occasionally disinfecting things.
I mean like, I didn’t eat much. I was stressed with my classes. I let anxiety take over my body and mind. I didn’t take control of my anxiety ( at all ). I let it control me.
It really made a difference in my everyday health.
But that’s for another day – I’ll tell you guys about that situation and how I fixed it soon.
FOR NOW – let’s talk about how I’m taking care of this damn flu. ( SIGH, again. )
+ SOVEREIGN SILVER
Up there I mentioned sovereign silver. If you haven’t heard/tried this stuff – get on board. I was a little late to the show too, so don’t worry. You are NOT alone.
It is amazing. I’ll explain in a minute.
+ TEA – TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS BRAND
They are my go to brand for tea. They have so many kinds for certain things ( sore throat, cold, detox, nighty night, etc. ) Basically for all your needs. & I find that they work well.
So – with strep – I’m using the throat coat tea and it really helps a ton.
I’m also loving the stress ease.
I buy these in bulks – they’re that good.
+ NO CAFFEIENE
I’m a coffee addict – but not when I’m sick. I always stop drinking it. It’s a diuretic, and I need all the fluids I can get.
+ CONSTANTLY DRINKING WATER ( ginger water, too )
No matter what kind, hot or cold, with honey or not. I’m drinking water all day long to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated will help flush out the virus from your system.
Drink my ginger water and add a tablespoon of honey to it. The ginger will help with flu symptoms. It contains antibacterial and antiviral properties and it produces sweat in the body which will help to flush out the toxins! The honey will help sooth a sore throat.
Ginger is also great for an upset tummy, so if you’re feeling nauseas at all it may help.
+ VITAMIN C: GRAPEFRUIT STYLE
I love grapefruit juice & I’ve read that it has great benefits all around. When I’m sick I’m drinking grapefruit juice. Why? Vitamin C. & it has less calories than OJ.. so yeah.
I take these daily, and I continue to take them during this flu and while I’m on antibiotics for strep. I’m using garden of life RAW probiotics right now.
APPLE.CIDER.VINEGAR. Yes, please. I drink this stuff daily, but I tend to drink it more when I’m feeling sick – especially right when I feel it coming on. I’ll add a tablespoon into my tea to down the taste a bit. ACV will alkalinize the body – helping to kill off bacteria and viruses. ( I use this daily for acid reflux – game changer. )
Sounds obvious, but let me explain. This is super hard for me to do. I get so antsy just sitting around. Do you guys? Anyway, I got up Sunday morning feeling a bit better, fever went down, and I had an appetite again. So I started to do blog stuff, take pictures and what not, and the second I sat down my fever was back up. I hit a wall and was in bed the rest of the day feeling worse than the day before.
[ my current position in my sabo skirt almost-onesie ]
It can be super hard giving yourself enough time to rest while being sick – but do it. It makes a huge difference trying to cut the sickness short and get on with your plans. Let it ride itself out and give it time.
Can we talk about the colloidal silver, though?
+ ear infections
You can check out the rest of the benefits at the DR. AXE article on colloidal silver. Dr. Axe goes into them more.
I heard about this stuff a few years ago, tried it on my throat when I could feel a sore throat coming on, and it was gone the next day. It really does work like magic.
I’ve been spraying it down my throat while on the antibiotics for strep, and putting drops in my ear for my ear ache.
You can also use colloidal silver as a preventative when you start to feel sick. Sometimes you get it just in time with this stuff.
Have it in your house – seriously. It comes in handy.
Again, you can check DR. AXE‘s page. He explains what it is and how it works on his article about colloidal silver. He also hits good spots on some people’s concerns.
Alright my loves
I hope you are all feeling fierce and hot and on your A-game! But, if you are unfortunately more like me right now, good luck.
Any other remedies? Let me know!