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Health Tips - Cold and Flu

Warming socks for congestion or inflammation in the sinuses and head: Congestion is a form of stagnation or lack of movement of body fluids – often lymphatic fluid. The goal is to get the fluid to move and hence drain. Using a pair of cotton socks and a pair of wool socks, soak the cotton socks in cold water, wring them out and then put them on your feet. Put the wool socks on top and then go to bed. Warming socks is a form of hydrotherapy. It is technique that has been used for hundreds of years and can be understood by exploring how hydrotherapy (water therapy) works. Click here to learn more.

To reduce a fever drink a couple of glasses of water, apply cold wet compress to the forehead and chest and take a long tepid bath or sponge bath. Rest, drink plenty of fluids and limit food intake until the fever breaks. Fevers below 39C (102F) are seen as “friendly” and a reaction of the body to eliminate toxins.

To aid the elimination of toxins through the skin induce perspiration by taking long hot baths, using an infra-red sauna or steam room. Increasing perspiration through the skin is one of the safest and most effective ways of eliminating toxins.

When you are coming down with a cold or the flu get plenty of rest and relaxation. Allow time for your body to heal. Eat warm, cooked food and drink plenty of warm liquids. Avoid dairy and sugar.

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