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Tuesday 21 May 2013

Don't Get A Flu Shot: Jessica Ainscough's Healthy Alternatives

Are you thinking about getting the flu shot?

In an article titled 'Thinking of getting the flu shot? Do this instead', Jessica Ainscough - founder of 'The Wellness Warrior' - offers up ten suggestions for staying away from the winter jab.

Jessica Ainscough photo, courtesy http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au/

How to boost your immunity and naturally ward off colds and flus:

1. Eat tonnes of veggies

Fresh, organic vegetables are true superfoods when it comes to building up your immune system. Vitamin C loaded veggies are particularly powerful, so load up on capsicum, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and fruits like papaya, strawberries, kiwi fruit, oranges and lemons.
2. Drink veggie juices and smoothies every day
The quickest and best way to get the nutrients held in fresh veggies into your system is by juicing them. A juicer will turn your veggies into a potent, magical, life-boosting elixir.
Smoothies are also awesome, especially when you add superfoods like green powders, camu camu berry (high in vitamin C) and gubinge (super high in vitamin C).
3. Drink cold & flu fighting tonics
I love drinking teas made from lemon, ginger and honey in the cooler months. These ingredients are immunising, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral.
4. The real flu shot
Combine this in a shot glass: Ginger juice, lemon juice, raw honey, and a drop of oregano oil. Shot it down and let it work its magic.

To read the rest of this piece, click here.

And you can follow Jessica's posts here.

Are you a fan of the flu shot? I am not. And yet... I do get sick. I am fully aware it's because I don't look after myself as I should. The husband gets the free flu shot offered at his workplace, and he walks around in shorts and bare foot on tiles at home... and never gets sick. Ever. This man's immune system is made of steel, though. And mine has been shite for as long as I can remember. I plan to take on Jessica's suggestions from here on.

What works for you? Feel free to comment below.

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