It’s not that complicated…really.  I do realize that every year 90 out of 100 families deal with the cold and flu on average 3 to 4 times a year.  But what about the other 10%…what are they doing different? How can people go years without ever suffering from colds and flu? Its called the right food, commitment, and some tips and tricks that work so well that colds and flu don’t stand a chance.

Bacteria – Eliminate It

No, don’t go get some Lysol and spray your house down like you’re infested with a family of rats, and don’t spray it in your mouth either.  There are much safer, effective, and enjoyable ways to knock down the amount of unwanted bacteria in your home and in your body.

Start With Your External Environment

To help eliminate bacteria in your airborne environment (in your home), strongly consider an essential oil cold diffuser. Essential oils are plant based aromas that not only smell awesome, and can help with moods, but they are also generally anti-bacterial and viral.

Imagine the essential oil of cinnamon (kills 99.9 percent of bacteria) in the air, or lavender combined with eucalyptus.  There are literally hundreds of different plant based essential oils that can create a naturally fragrant atmosphere AND keep that unwanted bacteria to a minimum.

Stick it in your kid’s room and combine chamomile and lavender…and know walking away that it facilitates restful sleep, eliminates bacteria, and has many other positive health implications.

Note: Some essential oils can be taken internally (peppermint for example) and others can not (cinnamon). Make sure to read labels and do your research before taking internally.

Work On Your Internal Environment

First of all, we need to create an environment in our body so that the many unfriendly bacteria we face each day are easily taken care of by our immune system, so that much of the time we don’t need to take any additional action to stay healthy.

This means we need to really watch some key ingredients and food that can really depress your immune system. This can vary a bit from person to person, but the deal breakers for most people remain the same.

Limit or avoid any kind of sugar, dairy (pasteurized milk and cheese), alcohol, and all of the other ingredient deal breakers and foods to avoid (which you should be doing anyway).  These create mucous, foster bad bacteria, and slow down the digestive system which in turn depresses the immune system.  That means less fighters on your behalf to knock down what might ail you.

Now, if some foreign invader does make its home in the back of your throat or intestinal system (where its really warm and cozy for them), consider foods and herbs that eliminate bacteria and viruses quickly so it doesn’t grow and eventually drag you down for the count.

This antibiotic tonic works like a charm for quick elimination of colds and flu.

Some great foods and spices are garlic, cinnamon, coconut oil, bee pollen, and unrefined full spectrum sea salt. Get creative on how to use them, but think teas, smoothies, and gargling warm water with the sea salt 3x a day. All of these foods are very healing to the body due to their nutrients and anti-bacterial activity.

Some great supplements to eliminate bacteria and viruses include oil of oregano, colloidal silver, olive leaf extract, and sangre de drago. They are all very antibacterial and can do a tremendous job when used appropriately.

Build up your immune system

In addition to that, you need to make sure you are taking or consuming immune boosting foods and supplements.

Natural remedies containing immune boosting herbs such as ganoderma (reishi), echinacea, and goldenseal. Vitamin D is also very important, and any antibacterial fruits and vegetables like lemons and garlic.

Read How To Optimize Your Immune System Naturally for best results.

So if you really want to avoid colds and flu this year, take the following steps:

1. Eliminate or avoid the foods that foster bacteria and even promote it.
2. Consume the foods, and pick a supplement that eliminates unwanted bacteria and creates an unfriendly atmosphere for them.
3. Consume the foods, and pick a supplement that supports a healthy immune system in order to fight off any invaders (bacterial or viral) that do find their way into your body.
4. Cold diffuse essential oils in the main traffic areas of your home, and your bedrooms, to help eliminate any airborne bacteria that makes it way into the home.

That’s it. Do these 4 things and it will go a long ways to kicking the snot out of any colds and flu that tries to hit your house this season.

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Derek Henry

Derek Henry, Founder of Healing the Body and the THRIVE Academy, used nutrition, supplementation, and a holistic lifestyle to naturally unravel 13 chronic disease conditions that conventional or alternative medical professionals couldn't help him resolve. As a result of this one-in-a-million health transformation and the knowledge acquired in the process, he now educates, coaches, and inspires others to transform their health through a natural and holistic approach. Since 2014, he has helped his THRIVE Academy participants heal over 20 different chronic disease conditions, primarily related to digestive and autoimmune concerns.

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