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Colds and cough; what can you do to strengthen your immunity and your babies/children immunity?

The season for coughs and cold has started let’s see what can be done to minimize the symptoms and or shorten the illness:

What can be done to strengthen our immune system?

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The season has started a while back, but due to scare of recent events it seems that it got more serious. To prevent or shorten the coughs and colds for adults here are simple things to take and do:

  • Keep warm, take about 300 to 2000 mg or more of vitamin C in water throughout the day (if you are on any medication or aspirin please do take this);
  • Zinc about 15 mg a day for a week or two;
  • Homeopathic remedy kali bich 30cc, twice a day if thick mucous for a week (this is good for children too, as I used it with my child);
  • Chicken soups if you are not vegetarian or if vegetarian have ginger soups with plenty of vegetables, garlic and onions if you are ok with them and curcumin;
  • Gargle with lemon and salt and or take lemon and honey to soothe your throat;
  • Use olbas oil for adults and for babies the appropriate oil to have in the room when sleeping;
  • Use saline nasal spray for adults, children and babies to help with clearing the nose.
  • I often use sage and echinacea throat spray from A. Vogel range, for adults only. It stings a bit but very powerful.
  • Have hot drinks with lemon and honey to soothe your throat
  • Sleep and rest for few days
  • Warmth bath with sea salts helps as well to decongest
  • Breathe in Himalayan salts to help with the breathing and lungs (add the salt in a paper cone or any other container and breathe in the salt. Very effective.
  • Take friendly probiotics, for adults/ children and babies, this helps with avoiding more problems from the intestinal tract and strengthen the immune system, by avoiding possible allergen to trigger your immune system and inflammation cascade.
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice and lemon juices with honey.
  • Drink lots of liquids such as pure water and herbal teas.
  • For babies look for the saline spray solutions, infantis probiotics for the intestinal tract such as the Biocare one or other good brands; for children as well. Bottle fed babies can add the abc vitamins for babies in their bottle. Breastfed babies usually get the immunity from their mother and the vitamin C and zinc from the mother too.

(c) copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-craniosacral therapist

Another amazing story after a craniosacral therapy treatment

Craniosacral therapy

I am always grateful when people tells me about the success story after treatments either with nutrition or craniosacral therapy. For this little story I was not expecting it. I have a Plumber who comes every year to check the boiler. He has done that for sometimes. Last year for some reason or another we waited about 18 months before we schedule a check up. 18 months ago he came with his little daughter, who at the time was 2 and half. He was talking and she was next to him helping in some way. He told me that she had had a cough for about 3 weeks and it would not go away. I usually try to stay away from treating anyone unless they book, but I could see that the girl was quite pale and hard to breathe properly, so I asked the father if I could treat her with craniosacral therapy to see if she would get better a bit. He did not know anything about CST and while I was working on the girl I explained that usual the body itself can heal but sometimes it needs help and as CST therapist we help the body to align and balance up again, especially after an illness, or trauma. I worked on her for 30 minutes about, as much as she allowed me to work on her. I did not see the plumber for about 18 months till last week. As soon as he saw me, he told me that his daughter has had a strong immune system since then and he is sure that what I did helped a lot. Everybody else now usually get sick quite easily with coughs and colds, and she is the only one that does not get it so easily anymore. I tried to explain again how it worked but I think he was not interested as much how it worked, but to the fact that he saw it worked and he did not care otherwise. 
If you have not tried it yet or you have somebody with babies and toddler or an adult friend that needs adjustments and help do suggest CST treatments. 
The community clinic reopens again after the half term Wed the 30th of October 2019. If they want to try CST for 20 minutes, as it is a donation based, there is nothing to loose. click here to read more.