Advice for for fighting infection and boosting immune system
As some of you may remember, I had a bad facial skin infection recently and for more than 6 weeks suffered discomfort and embarrassment. (See 'Ode to my Face')
It prompted me to research foods for fighting infection and boosting immune system. I will add links but there are many more if you search.
I am into aromatherapy and I made up my own mix of coconut oil base with tea tree, lavender and other essential oils that fight infection (again look them up) and within a day or two my face was almost back to normal. As rule of thumb it is 10 drops of essential oil to 100mls of base oil. Or water.
Whilst stocks of hand sanitizer are dwindling I would suggest that tea tree oil in cool boiled water in a sterilised glass container would be a handy substitute with a couple of extra drops for good measure. You could also use this for wiping surfaces.
I have been taking turmeric capsules for a while now and it is also a good infection fighter and anti inflammatory, I can vouch for this as my joints have ceased hurting.
I am obviously not a doctor and offer this advice in the hope that it will go a little way to keeping us healthier, and if we are unfortunate enough to catch coronavirus it may help to fight it.
Diet is so important as a load of junk food will not give you the nutrients needed to fight even a cold! If you do not eat enough fruit and veg then take vitamin c. The fizzy tablets are great for kids as they will think it is orangeade. I would break the tablets in half for kids and you cannot overdose on vitamin c, you will merely wee it out. Also keep up your fluid intake. I include turmeric active teabags in my liquid intake, very palatable with a squeeze of lemon and dollop of runny honey, all of which are infection fighters included in the list below.
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