Staying healthy this winter Prevention is always better than cure. All too often we find
that as soon as winter begins so do the sniffles and sneezes which are the start
to something more. Maintaining your immune system is a very good way to make sure that
should you be stressed and/or sleep deprived your body is able to fight off infections. Good hygiene is always key to preventing the transmission of the disease causing germs.
Wash your hands regularly. Stay hydrated with herb teas
(no sugar and milk), if you find drinking cold water difficult
during the winter months. Get the right amount of sleep every
night. The average person needs 6-8 hours of sleep per night.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body is extremely
vulnerable to illness. Try as best you can to remain active by
doing work outs at home if you find it too cold to go out to the
gym. Lessen your intake of sugar; daily sugar has been shown
to decrease your immune response. Get your
sweet fix from different fruits in a wonderful
coloured fruit salad. Immune boosters such as
Garlic, Sutherlandia, Echinacea, Vitamin C or
a good anti-oxidant mix and Zinc will get you
through the next few months.
Dr. Melissa Brown, Naturopath 072-549-4938