Sickness Essentials.

Yesterday I went to sleep not feeling so hot.  To be completely honest with you, I felt something coming on while I was at work and I was trying to fight it, as I still find myself trying to do.  I went to bed fairly early last night because I felt like sleeping it off would be the best thing to do.  I am normally the last person who goes running to the doctor for any ailment.  I like to try and solve problems as naturally as possible, without any medication.  I know this isn't always practical and don't get me wrong, I do take Advil if I get a migraine that I just cant shake, but here are some of the things that I find comfort in while trying to nurse myself back to health the best that I can.

Tazo Well Being Tea is absolutely phenomenal.  I have to be honest with you, I don't LOVE the flavor.  It is tolerable, but the thing about this tea is that it really helps with a throat issue (which is what my main problem was).  The soothing texture, as in any tea, was a huge help in calming down my hurt throat and instantly allowed me to feel so much better.  I had one cup of this tea this morning before work and another one this evening and it has assisted me in feeling better tremendously.  

Another tip I can give you is to make sure you take some sort of Vitamin C.  There are a thousand different ways of incorporating Vit. C into your diet, but when you are sick it is extremely important because as you can see on the side of the bottle, it assists your immune system (which fights off colds and sickness).  

Any huge container of water should always be at your side on any given day.  At the same time, while you are sick it is great to push the fluid of any kid to flush your body rid of any harsh toxins.  This makes it so the sickness will leave your body faster, it really acts as a cleanse.  I always add a wedge of lemon in my water, the citrus is great for you and so fresh (also, some added flavor).

Last but not least, if you have a great dad that will make you homemade chicken soup, go ahead and ask him to do so.  Ironically enough, I didn't even have to ask my dad to make me any, he did it himself.  Thanks Dad, Love you so much! xoxo!  If you don't, go ahead and get something good from the grocery store and make sure its good!  What I mean by this, is get something that is simple and not packed with carbs and salt.  This is homemade so the ingredients are simple: water, chicken, peppers, carrots, onions and some spices.  Don't go to the store and get LOADED soup because although you might feel like you want to eat anything because you're sick, it will just make you feel worse in the long run.

If you're not feeling well, I hope you get better!  What do you guys eat/drink/do when you're sick?  When I have time to try and sleep it off, I do that and all of this stuff listed here.  Send me a tweet and let me know.  Thanks for reading!

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