Flu season starts in October—what that means is that some cities are starting to see patients come in with signs of the flu, and soon, most US cities will have outbreaks of various flu strains.
It’s worth watching the headlines, so you know when to watch for sneezing servers and coughing co-workers, and up the protection you give yourself.
In the meantime, watch out for a sore throat—it’s a pretty common winter ailment, whether it comes on its own or with a cold. You go for a walk to enjoy the changing season, and get caught by how unexpectedly cold and dry the weather already is. Or go to sleep, and wake up to a different, colder day… and a sore throat.
Start with a hot cup of tea, and honey or lemon. If you’re looking for a healthier cup of tea, (sans caffeine) try our Jiaogulan. It’s an antioxidant rich tea that has the added benefit of supporting heart health. It’s extra perfect when you’re ill—you need sleep, and a soothing, hot, caffeine free drink hits just the spot.
Then double up your immune support. A runny nose (which can trigger a sore throat) doesn’t actually mean you’re sick—it’s an immune response to things like the cold and exposure to pathogens (which spread more readily in dry weather).
If your body is reacting, make sure to give it some back-up. A nap, an extra healthy meal, and some extra immune support, like colloidal silver.
If your sore throat is, indeed, triggered by a runny nose, make sure to clean out the mucus as much as possible—try a sinus flood (I like it better than a sinus rinse for this. Sinus rinses are great for daily gunk, but when you really need to remove things, calm things, and nip it so you can rest, a flood is far more thorough!). If you’re starting to cough, consider spending some time nebulizing while you rest.
Make sure you’re ready when you feel that canary in the coal mine (so to speak). Have some extra MesoSilver on hand (and perhaps a sinus flooding kit or two).
How is autumn going for you?