5 Secret Weapons for When You’re Feeling Under the Weather

We all know that feeling. Your head starts to feel heavy, or your throat starts to itch. Maybe you have a little fever or your ears start getting hot. You may have had a headache coming on for a couple of days, or your tummy feels a bit upset. It’s never pleasant feeling ill, especially when your days are busy and you can’t take time off of work. So today we’re going to look at some tips that can help perk you up when you start feeling under the weather.

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Chicken Soup

It may be an old-fashioned remedy, but it’s certainly one that has stood the test of time! Chicken soup can be a powerhouse at making you feel better when you have a cold or flu-like symptoms. Chicken soup helps to soothe you when you have a cold, and it also acts as an anti-inflammatory. Make your own chicken broth to get all the best nutrients from it. It also helps with upper respiratory problems and aids your immune system in fighting off the first signs of flu. Add onions parsnips, celery stems, sweet potato and parsley to your homemade broth to get the most benefits. And be sure to have regular bowls.

Online Doctor

If you are super busy at work and you don’t feel ill enough to justify a doctor’s appointment, try making an online doctors appointment. Investing in an online doctor subscription app means you will have access to highly skilled doctors. And you can ask medical questions and send photos of your symptoms. They can then advise you on the best treatments. They may offer you advice on over the counter medicine or let you know that you do need to visit the doctor. They are also great for peace of mind if you are unable to get a quick appointment or if your surgery is closed. All of this can be carried out on your smartphone.

Sweet Like Honey

If you feel the itch of a sore throat starting, then grab that jar of honey and eat a tablespoon or two. Raw organic honey is great for soothing the symptoms of a cold. And honey contains naturally occurring enzymes and antimicrobials. To soothe coughs and sore throats it’s also advisable to make a tea by using hot water and honey and sipping throughout the day.

Sea Salt

If you have a sore throat and want to kill the bacteria fast, then gargle morning and night with sea salt. Mix half a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and gargle for 30 seconds or more. Sea salt removes harmful bacteria from your mouth and can help cure infections. Sea salt water is safe to gargle with. And unlike commercial mouthwashes, it doesn’t contain any ingredients that attack good bacteria. A sea salt solution also works well as an eyewash if you have an infection here too.

Body Brushing

Lastly, if you are feeling under the weather, try dry body brushing in the morning and evening. This can help get lymph and blood circulation moving and works to help detoxification. Lymph fluid moves cellular waste out of your system, so it’s a good way to get the bad toxins out and helps fight illness.

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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