Illness is no respecter of family time or holidays.  The cold weather is here, and illness is bound to be “shared” during family gatherings.

This is the time of year that you often see family members and friends that you do not see often.  It’s vital to feel your best so that you can make lasting memories with your loved ones. 

Inevitably, someone will come to your home even though they are ill because they do not want to miss family time or miss your get-together.  What can you do?

First, begin now to take good care of your health.  You may want to double up on vitamin C and other supplements that will support your immunity.  You also will want to get as much sleep as possible.  Avoid junk food because it is harmful to your immunity.

When your immune system is strong, you will not be as likely to become ill around your ill company or friends.  Taking care of your own immune system will pay off whether or not your company is ill because illness is everywhere now.

Remember, some people want to be known as superheroes and not miss one event due to illness. They will be at church, out shopping, at the bank, and at every holiday event.  While you and I can admire their perseverance, we can also catch whatever illness they have.

You can read more here about reducing holiday stress.  Stress is hard on your immune system, and reducing your stress levels can keep illness away.

Next, what will you do when someone arrives ill?  First, encourage that person to rest.  If they arrive late and are ill, encourage them to sleep in the next morning if they are staying overnight.  Give them plenty of herbal teas to drink.

You don’t have to make a huge deal out of it, but discreetly clean the bathroom throughout the day.  Replace the towels, and especially clean the door knobs, faucet, and other often-touch areas.  Replace the hand towel often.

In addition, you will want to give the ill family member or friend chicken noodle soup.  Limit the junk food and sugar at your home.  Cook a healthy holiday meal to help them recovery quickly.

Encourage that person to stay in his room to sleep as much as possible.  If they are staying a few days, there will still be plenty of time to spend quality time with everyone else who is there.

If you want to be sure to avoid illness this holiday season because you can’t afford to be ill and because you want to enjoy it to the fullest, let’s talk.  Email me here to schedule a complimentary Zoom call or in-person appointment (for locals), and I will reply within 24 hours.  I would like to learn what has not been working for you as far as staying away from illness and what your roadblocks are.  In addition, I can recommend some amazing natural remedies that have helped my family, my clients, and me.  Don’t spend another holiday season under the weather! 

PS – My friend Alex of Alex Carroll Photography does a fabulous job taking pictures.  Hire him for outstanding pictures at your family or corporate holiday party.  You can contact him at his website https://alexcarrollphotography.com/ or .email him at [email protected]

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