Lifestyle and Diet for a Cold or Flu: An Asian Medicine View, Part 2
…Continuation of Part 1:
Consuming an appropriate diet is essential in quickly resolving an illness. It is beneficial to sweat out a sickness, especially during its initial onset. It is also beneficial to strengthen the bodies Qi (energy) as a sickness preventative. It is important to avoid dairy, wheat and sugar, as well as cold/ raw/ and/or frozen foods. If exposed to wind, rain, and/or cold: consume hot spicy soup to help sweat out the potential sickness (this can also can be done during the initial onset of a cold). Another technique that can get rid of sickness right away is to drink a lot of warm to hot temperature water and then to go to sleep early during the initial onset.
Chicken soup is a European folk remedy for colds and flu. The Chinese medicine…
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