When it comes to taking care of your health; which approach do you take?
As both a mom and a health practitioner, I’ve watched over my kids and clients health attentively over the years.
One thing that has stood out, especially when it comes to acute cold, coughs, flus and infections; is that there seems to be two types of approaches to taking care of oneself.
First there is the “I’m all over it!” approach.
This is the person who the very second they feel something isn’t right – they start taking every supplement and support tool they have!
This is me and my son. We both despise being sick so the second we feel “off” we start taking everything we can to prevent it from getting any further.
If I get a tickle in my throat, or have that weird headache I know means I’m coming down with something. I start on my protocols.
- Super high probiotic
- Drainage & Immune booster combo remedy (found in Healthy Immunity kit or Winter Survival kit)
- Specific iaomai remedy for sore throat, congestion or headache. (found in Winter Survival kit)
- My favourite anti-oxidant blend of Vitamins – C, A & E plus B’s
- Extra vitamin D3. My normal dose once fall arrives is 3-4000 Iu daily.
- Getting extra sleep is key too.
I also immediately eliminate all mucus forming and stressful things like:
- ALL sugar
- processed carbs (mainly avoid anyways)
- Staying up late
- Taking on anything new or more than I want to do!
Generally when this happens, we can stop it from gaining any ground and often eliminate it before it even begins.
Even if the “I’m all over it” support is a day or two late; this will often still result in a shorter and less intense illness, faster and more full recovery.
Then there is the “Oh, my God, I’m so sick” approach.
These are the people who wait until they can barely function, before they address it! If they even do at all.
This is my daughter’s approach to her health. Or, at least it used to be until recent health issues has caused her to be more attentive.
The “Oh, my God, I’m so sick” approach always results in a longer, more intense illness. That may or may not ever be fully recovered from. Even acute illnesses, if gone on too long can create residual damage at a deep cellular level, that may not be released if left to the individual life force to resolve. Especially if the person already has chronic illness or severely impaired immunity.
When and if they take extra support and supplements it is often too little too late. Or, if they decide to go the conventional route and suppress the fever or attack the bad bugs with anti-biotics without replacing the good and boosting their immune system; they struggle to ever feel better.
Their symptoms often get far worse before they ever get better and they may get better only to get sick yet again in a short period of time.
Which ever approach you take, it’s okay. Since it’s just what you know right now and we can always change.
Sometimes the “I’m all over it!” approach can be a little too over zealous and take care too many things that are not required. This can often create other problems like imbalances in one area due to over doing it in another.
And of course, if you take the “Oh, my God, I’m so sick” approach now, you can always start to change it.
The key to a happy, healthy life is balance!
If you’d like to start learning all the ways to take control of your own health during acute illness be sure to check out the tools and knowledge you’ll find in these kits I’ve created for just this purpose:
Click on the names above to check them out!
I would love to hear what your favourite support tools are and which approach you take. Or, do you have another approach?? Please share!
Wishing you a very healthy fall,