Naturally boost immunity for the holidays
Drinking echinacea tea throughout the colder months will help your whole system greatly. This tea has wonderful immunity benefits and while it does taste a little 'good-for-you' it can give you enough of a boost to help kick a cold's butt before you get it. Adding lemon or honey can help with taste. As does making a 4oz cup with one teabag instead of an 8oz cup of boiling water so you can shoot the tea down quickly. Using warm tea as part of your earlier to bed routine can help relax you and make sleep more restorative.
Have a tall glass of Vitamin C every morning before breakfast and each night before dinner. The water is great to keep you hydrated during the heater and fire weather. The Vitamin C will help kick start your immune system and helps with seasonal depression. Vitamin C also has the handy gift of helping with detox for drinking too much, there is even research suggesting it can help alcoholics stay on track especially during the holidays when relapsing can be a higher concern.
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Eat 3 dinners a week with at least a tablespoon of garlic in them. Garlic is a wonderfully powerful and natural blood purifying agent which helps boost your immune system during flu season and assists your body with flushing out toxins that can build up and weaken your body's response to germ exposure.
Have a tasty bite (or five) of dark chocolate at least four times a week. Chocolate is a natural anti-depressant with very power chemical reactions that help you de-stress and mellow out for an enjoyable holiday season.
Breath and take in the joy of the season. Your friends and family love you, so love them back and share the light and happiness of a very special time of year.
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