Summer Survival: How to fight flu in August

Cold even in summer

If you thought that colds and flus are just a winter thing, you must admit you have never took into account women’s greatest danger in summertime : the AC.

The cold, shivering experience ACs have preserved for all us working women has become a real problem. And while not everybody seems to mind it (men suffer less from it because their muscular mass is higher and this helps their body to produce more easily internal heat), all it is left for us is to try to protect our health and stay healthy through the summer, so that we can enjoy the sun once we’re out of the office. Because let’s admit it, even though for some of us it might have become a winter routine to stay a couple of days under the blanket with some tea by your side, the last thing you need when the sun is shining and everyone is tanning, is to be copped up indoors. So in this blog, you will find a few tips on how to stay healthy and brilliantly beautiful, even when the AC is not on your side.

No matter if it happens in summer or in winter, influenza is a sign that your immunity is low. There are many ways of remediating this and one of them is keeping a healthy diet. Another one is to use the power of essential oils to strengthen your immune system. I am mentioning here the essential oils because in many ways they are better than the normal antibiotics we are used to. Their greatest advantage is that they do not kill the good bacteria during their action, They preserve the flora that is there to protect you and will only affect the bacteria that is attacking your body.

Healthy diet to fight flu

A study published recently by Lancet Global Health shows that the hasty, busy lifestyle we are promoting in the western world have resulted in our diets becoming incredibly unbalanced, Indeed, the world’s region with the healthiest diet, you will be surprised to find out, is West Africa. Sugary drinks, saturated fats, they are all part of our daily menu but never have they helped your immune system to stay strong. On the other hand, switching to a healthy and balanced diet, could do the trick.

So what is that?  By healthy food immunityfood we mean everything that could fit in the categories fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, as well as foods containing fiber. There are some products especially indicted for the immunity boost you need.

Yogurt could be one of the indicated products. The probiotics, or the “good bacteria” we have already mentioned, it contains will keep your intestinal tract stronger in front of dangerous bacteria. Another one is Oats and barley. Not the most exotic food you could think of, but definitely an efficient one. These have strong antimicrobial and antioxidant properties and will surely boost your immunity in front of the danger of influenza. Still not a sexy product, but a highly indicated one, the garlic. Since it contains allicin, an active anti-bacterian, this one strengthens your entire body throughout the entire lifetime, Studies show that people consuming garlic are two thirds less likely to contract influenza when compared to the ones that did not consume it and other studies suggest that garlic lovers who chow more than six cloves a week have a 30% lower rate of colorectal cancer and a 50% lower rate of stomach cancer.

Other ingredients such as shellfish, the good old tea and chicken soup, beef and even potatoes and mushrooms are all good ideas if you want to invest in your long-term health.

Essential oils for your body and mind

The best thing about essential oils is that they are high in antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties which makes them an instant reccomendation for anyone with a weak immune system. They are also minuscule in molecular size, which makes them easy to absorb into the skin. Some are extremely helpful especially if you’re feeling you’re coming down with a flu. The Ravintsara essential oil for example is an amazing antiviral, and it will be helpful if you use it from the first signs of flu. Other such as the cinnamon essential oil or the origan essential oil have renowned antibacterial properties, for which they are all part of the PurAir.

PurAir air purifying spray

This is an amazing product and it has attracted the attention and the appreciation of the press and its users and it is indeed an excellent product. It is a lot more than just an air spray, as it does so much more than just refresh your air. Its excellent combination of 19 essential oils make this air spray ideal to use whenever someone around you is sick or if you are down with a cold and you want to protect those around you. Simply breathing in the scents of these essential oils will fill your body with renewed energy and will empower your body in the long term.

This great and simple product comes in both full-size (100 ml) and travel size (30 ml) so it’s ideal to take away with you when on holidays or even to carry along in your purse. It is also a brilliant solution if you have small children whose immune system is not yet fully developed. You can spray it in the air or on a handkerchief or on the bedsheets a couple of times a day. It will charm you with its scented smell and leave your body stronger than ever.