Masters of Health Magazine January 2017 - Page 30

1. Warm the body, especially the feet. Have a sauna if possible. Sweating helps to eliminate

viruses. To avoid re-infection, shower or bathe in hot water and avoid becoming chilled. When

exposed to cold weather, keep the whole body warm, especially the head and feet. Avoid wearing synthetic materials, which hinder the skin’s ability to function. Natural materials, such as cotton, silk, and wool enable the skin to breathe and function better.

2. Bathe in sunshine, full-spectrum or natural daylight for at least one hour daily.

Sunshine and “full-spectrum/natural daylight radiate ultra violet light, which kills viruses and bacteria. Daily exposure of the skin to sunshine helps the body produce vitamin D, which strengthens the immune system and helps prevent disease. Read “Light... The Ignored Nutrient” by Lady Carla Davis, MPH, on this site or in the NZ Journal of Natural Medicine, Issue #1, 2011.

3. Body brush vigorously after showering with a hard, natural bristle body brush. This, along

with circular exercises, cleanse the lymphatic system and rid the body of acids.

4. Hydrate the body with a sufficient amount of pure, structured water. To learn more go

to: www.alivewater.com and www.dancingwithwater.com. Avoid fluoridated water, which is toxic and breaks down the immune system. See www.fluoridealert.org. A good indicator to determine if you are drinking enough water is to check the color of your urine; the clearer the better. Read

“Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” by F. Batmanghelidj, MD and “Dancing With Water” by MJ Pagman, MS and Melanie Evans.

5. Alkalize the body by consuming potassium rich foods, such as fruits (berries, citrus, raisins,

etc.); steamed vegetable and herbs (green beans, potato skins, pumpkin, leafy greens, parsley, cilantro/coriander, etc.); organic meat and home-made soups rich in minerals, such as pumpkin or turkey/chicken with vegetables. Make your own stock with bones, herbs, garlic, and Celtic seasalt. AVOID MSG, commercial salt, and highly salted foods.

6. Nourish the body daily with the EFAs (Omega 3 & 6) in balance, plus other natural,

undamaged fats in balance. Organic Flax Seed Oil (www.omeganutrition.com) is the best vegetablesource of Omega 3 EFAs. Krill, calamari, and quality fish oils also provide EFAs and its DHA and EPA derivatives. Fresh coconut and coconut oil are rich in Lauric Acid and have anti-bacterial/antiviral properties. AVOID ALL damaged oils and margarine. Read “What You Should Know About Fats & Oils” by Lady Carla Davis, MPH, NZ Journal of Natural Medicine, issue #2, 2011.

7. Consume high Vitamin A fruits and vegetables, which are dark green, orange, and yellow in color; organic liver; and a natural Vitamin A supplement (10,000 iu daily/adult minimum).

8. Consume high Vitamin C fruits, such as berries, tree-ripened citrus, pomegranate, papaya, pineapple, and kiwi; and vegetables such as red peppers, parsley, sweet potatoes, broccoli, along with a supplement of natural vitamin C complex in mineral ascorbate form (1,000-2,000 mg daily/adult minimum).

Vitamin C is a vital nutrient and powerful antioxidant that protects cell health and integrity, repairs, and heals. It also nourishes the Adrenal glands, providing the energy

necessary to eliminate toxins. Alacer’s Emergen C with potassium and bioflavonoids and Rainbowlight’s Super C with bioflavonoids are among the best powdered Vitamin C supplements that help alleviate a cold.

15 Tips On How To Prevent Or Get Rid Of A Cold Quickly

by Lady Carla Davis, NC, ND, MPH