Gentle Tips for the Cold/Flu

Self-Care, Medicine, Rest, Relax
October 24, 2016 Mariana 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year again when everyone is sniffling, coughing, and aching. Cold/Flu Season: the only thing we can do is ride those viruses out (obviously check with your doctor to make sure antibiotics won’t cure your woes).

1st tip for relief: TEA. My favorite requires the following ingredients: a cozy mug, ginger root, fresh lemon, local honey (Bay Area Peeps), and your favorite caffeine-free (if you can help it) tea. I usually opt for Traditional Medicinal Wellness Teas because they are organic, NON-GMO, sustainable. They really are but I love the inspirational quotes connected to the tea bags! Now, get to drinking. Side note: add cloves/cinnamon and some whiskey/rum/brandy to the mix because as my mom says “WHY NOT?”

2nd tip for relief: YOUR FAVORITE BLANKET. To cozy up with and comfort yourself. My personal favorites: Pendleton and Coyuchi. Less pricier option and so soft: Amped Fleece Throw Blanket

3rd tip for relief: BINGE WATCH TV SHOWS. Seriously, you need rest and deserve to have a good time doing it too. Current recommendations: Netflix goodies (Stranger Things, Narcos, Master of None, Chef’s Table, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards) and HBO goodies (The Night Of, True Detective, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley). Happy watching!

4th tip for relief: EAT/DRINK RAMEN or PHO. You need liquids so drink and eat all the liquids. Bay Area folks, my recommendations: The Ramen Shop (Oakland), Ramen Hiroshi (Walnut Creek), Pho Lee Hoa Phat 1 (Pleasant Hill), Coco’s Ramen (San Francisco), Ramen Dojo (San Mateo), Yummy Yummy, Pho (San Francisco)

5th tip for relief: SLEEP. NAP. REPEAT. You need rest so take it.

Here’s to feeling better ASAP and remember, to take care of yourself.

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