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How to stay healthy this winter

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How to stay healthy this winter
Autumn is here and colds, coughs, start to be around quite often. In order to be well and keep well, always have some vitamin C supplement around to help the immune system. You know that bats when they are ill make about 20.000mg of vitamin C a day. We as humans used to have the same ability, but we lost it when we started making more glucose, which is the same pathway for our energy supply, to do more during the day and night for some. 
We are amazing as human being, we usually can deal with a lot of things. That if we give our body time to heal and repair and rest. In our modern life, we lost that ability to do so and therefore out body gets too tired. That includes children as well, they have so much to do from the early morning that they have no time to rest and sleep at least 10 to 12 hours a day to repair and grow.
My suggestion for adults and children, is sometimes to just do nothing or just reconnect with nature on the week end. Just go to the any of the green parks area in London, and hang out there, just for fun, play with the kids if you have any or just walk around with no agenda or purpose. Just be. Listen to the birds and observe nature itself. Connect to the earth. 
This is a way also to stay well and feel well. 
Of course eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water, mineral waters (not sparkling) is best, and just rest when you need to. 
One of my colleagues suggested to gargle with tree tea oily (needs to be spit out), one drop in water if you have sore throat (not for children), or lemon and salt gargles (children can try this) or lemon and a good honey.
Enjoy the season and stay well!

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist