Although the cold crisp air that signals the start of the christmas season excites us, I cannot help but feel a little bit worried of the changing weather once again. Not because I just like being the grinch of christmas (although my daughter says that to me all the time) but because this also means the start of allergy/asthma season for my kid.
My daughter was diagnosed with asthma when she was only 6 months old. It was worse when she was growing up. But then after receiving radiation to cure her of thyroid cancer about a year and a half ago, it went on remission. Lately, she’s been getting again the hives, allergic coughs, and colds which sad to say are her asthma triggers. What we do to control and manage it is to drink double dose of our favorite Vitamin C. This way she can enjoy the holiday season to the fullest minus the stress of being sick. You might be wondering how else do I shield her and the rest of the family from these holiday health woes. Well, we do these five simple things:
1. Get enough sleep
A good night’s rest ensures a healthy body. Sleep promotes cell repair and cell regeneration. If our cells are healthy, all the organs in our body function well. It takes the load of stress off our shoulders when we know that we are strong and ready to face the rigors of school and work tasks especially this holidays. Its actually a yay for me this season since getting everyone to sleep isn’t that hard to do given the bed weather we’re having lately.
2. Eat more (organic) fruits and vegetables
Eversince my daughter was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, we became very particular with the food that we eat. As much as possible, we choose organic produced fruits, vegetables, and even meat. Since less to no chemicals were used to grow these products, you’re guranteed to absorb all natural vitamins and minerals when you eat these kind of produce. Although a bit expensive than the local ones in the market, you won’t have to worry about handling and safety issues.
My daughter and I love to run. The first thing that my daughter’s cancer doctor/ endocrinologist doctor encouraged her to do was to exercise. As much as possible, she needs to be in optimum health so she can easily fight off the pesky cancer cells that are still present in her body. And, what better way to do this than to maintain a regular excersice routine. Running and other forms of exercise promotes blood circulation. When more oxygen circulates our body, we detoxify easily.
4. Meditate and Reflect
The most effective way to destress is through meditation/self-reflection. I know it sounds so Buddhist but it is really quite simple and easy to do. A few minutes of silence, spiritual reading, journalling, painting, or even listening to soft music will do. Studies show that people who tend to self-reflect has less chances of getting one of the life threatening diseases such as heart attack, cancer, etc. than people who don’t. It is because self-reflection/meditation are the mind’s natural way of purging itself from mental toxins and negative vibes. Advent, Christmas, and New Year are perfect to reflect and take stock of our blessings don’t you agree?
5. Drink Fern-C
My daughter and I have been drinking Fern-C for years. We don’t drink any food/vitamin supplements other than Fern C. My acidity level is high that is why it is my no. 1 choice of vitamin C since its sodium based. When my daughter had cancer two years ago, I put her on Fern C as well. It is because cancer cells thrive on two things, acid and sugar. We need a vitamin C that won’t add more acid in her tummy and would balance the PH level in her body. We found that in Fern C. You can say, I experienced first hand how effective Fern C is as an immune-system booster and how potent it is as an anti-oxidant with my kid. My daughter isn’t cancer free yet. BUT, since she’s been healthy and getting good tests results these past months, thanks to the kind of lifestyle we keep and of course Fern C, we know she’s getting there. I’m proud to say Fern C has become our ally in fighting the Big C and STRESS this holiday season.:)
I say, boost your family’s immunity this Christmas too, drink Fern C!
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