It’s that time of year again when cold and flu season rears its ugly head. While there is no surefire way to prevent yourself from getting sick, there are specific measures you can take to improve your chances of staying healthy. Here are five natural remedies that are Hache Protocol-approved!
1. Comforting and Soothing Herbal Teas
Herbal teas such as echinacea, mint, and ginger tea are all beneficial for your health, especially when you’re feeling under the weather. Not only do they help to hydrate you, but they can also provide some much-needed relief from cold and flu symptoms. The Sana Therapeutics Immuni-tea is a blend of these three ingredients and is specially formulated to help boost your immune system.
And on the topic of hydration, another great way to support your body when you’re not feeling well is with bone broth! Though red meat can cause inflammation, not bone broth. It’s anti-inflammatory, which can be a huge blessing when your airways are all swollen and irritated.
And the benefits of bone broth don’t end there! It’s rich in essential nutrients and minerals that support the immune system. It’s also incredibly easy and inexpensive to make at home with just a few ingredients. Interested in making some bone broth to have on hand for the next time you get a cold? In that case, check out our blog. In it, we provide step-by-step instructions for brewing healing bone broth at home. We’ve also included a recipe for Bieler’s Broth – a vegan alternative to bone broth that is PACKED with minerals and electrolytes.
2. Quality Rest
Did you know that one of the best ways to help your body fight off infection is by getting enough rest? That’s right – healing rest is a crucial part of The Hache Protocol™, and it’s something that we should all be taken seriously during cold and flu season. So how much rest do you need? Experts recommend getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. And while that may seem like a lot, giving your body the time and rest it needs to recover is essential. So, if you’re feeling under par, hit the sheets!
Need help falling asleep when you’ve been struck by a cold or flu? Try these natural strategies to achieve the healing rest you crave:
- How to Use an EMF Shielding Blanket for Restorative Sleep
- Can’t Sleep? Try our Top 3 Holiday Sleep Tea Recipes
- 3 Little-Known Sleep Disruptors and How to Fix Them
3. Nanosyzed Vitamins
Vitamins C, D-3, B, and Nitric Oxide are all essential for a healthy immune system. Let’s examine how each of these supplements helps to support your body during a bout of illness.
Vitamin C & Zinc
When you’re feeling unwell, it’s important to get plenty of vitamin C and Zinc. Vitamin C is essential for a robust immune system and can help shorten the length of a cold or flu. There are many ways to get vitamin C, but one of the most convenient is using a spray supplement. Spray For Life® Vitamin C + Zinc is an easy-to-use supplement that provides rapid absorption of vitamins C and Zinc.
Red Peppers vs. Oranges: Which one has more Vitamin C?
- One medium size orange has about 70mg of vitamin C.
- A 1/2 cup of raw, chopped red pepper provides approximately 95mg of vitamin C.
It’s important to remember that Vitamin C can be rapidly degraded when exposed to oxygen. For a pepper to provide you with the most vitamin C, it should be eaten immediately after cutting.
When you’re sick, your body needs all the help it can get to fight off the illness. That’s why taking vitamin D-3 is a good idea. Vitamin D-3 helps to boost immunity, which can help your body fight off infection. Additionally, vitamin D-3 has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce swelling and pain. Vitamin D-3 is also an important nutrient for healthy bones and teeth.
Vitamin B-12 is essential for good health. It helps to form red blood cells and maintain a healthy nervous system. B-12 also helps prevent anemia, which can make you tired and weak. When you’re ill, your body needs even more B-12 to help fight off infection. That’s why many people take B-12 supplements when feeling under the weather. NanoSyzed B-12 is absorbed more easily by the body, so it’s a great way to ensure you get enough of this essential vitamin.
When you have a cold or the flu, your body kicks into overdrive to fight off the infection. One of the exciting ways it does this is by producing Nitric Oxide (NO). NO is a gas that helps to kill viruses and bacteria. It also helps to improve blood flow and reduce inflammation. As a result, taking supplements that contain NO can encourage the healing process and even speed it up.
Additionally, NO can help to relieve symptoms such as congestion and coughing. So, if you’re feeling under the weather, consider adding a little extra NO to your system. It just might help you feel better faster. We recommend Spray For Life® Nitric Oxide Booster.
Learn more about the benefits of Nitric Oxide for your health in the short video below:
When your Immune system is weakened, you are more susceptible to getting sick. A strong immune system will help your body fight off foreign invaders, like viruses and bacteria. Our LV-IMMUNE complex helps boost your immune system by providing antioxidants, which help fight and reduce cell damage caused by free radicals. This formula is a blend of Chaga, Rishi, Kawaratake, Shiitake, and Maitake mushrooms that work together to provide maximum support.
For more tips on boosting your immune system naturally, please enjoy these free resources:
- The Pain Free For Life Podcast Episode #18: How to Protect the Immune System with The Hache Protocol™
In this episode of the Pain Free For Life Podcast, Dr. Rob Vanbergen speaks with Dr. John Hache to discuss the fantastic effects microcurrent has on the immune system and how it helps you sustain a healthy body.
- The Pain Free For Life Blog: How to Protect the Immune System with The Hache Protocol™
A good night’s sleep is important for maintaining your health and well-being. But falling asleep can be challenging when you’re sick with sinus problems.
One simple step is to use an aromatherapy diffuser with essential oils like eucalyptus or peppermint. These oils can help to purify the air and clear your sinuses. Or try placing a bowl of fresh herbs on your nightstand. Not only will this add a pleasant scent to the room, but it will also help to filter out impurities in the air. And speaking of fresh air, be sure to open the windows occasionally to let some fresh air into the room. To ensure the air in your home is safe all year round, we recommend picking up an Anti-Bacterial/Anti-Viral Air Purifier Unit for your home as well.
5. Microcurrent Therapy for Immunity
The Vagus nerve is the longest nerve in your body and runs from your brainstem down to your abdomen. It’s responsible for many things, including regulating your heart rate, digestion, and immunity. When it comes to immunity, the Vagus nerve is responsible for sending signals to the immune system to tell it when to be on alert and when to calm down. When the Vagus nerve is stimulated, it can help to reduce inflammation and improve immunity.
One way to stimulate the Vagus nerve is with a microcurrent generator. Microcurrent therapy uses very small currents of electricity to stimulate the nerves and muscles. It’s entirely safe, and there are no side effects. If you’re new to microcurrent therapy, learn more about it here: Microcurrent 101.
Another way to stimulate the Vagus nerve is through a process called grounding or Earthing. This involves walking barefoot on the earth or sitting, standing, or sleeping on conductive materials like sheets, mats, or blankets that are directly connected to the ground. Earthing has been found to reduce stress, improve sleep, and decrease inflammation. One study found that earthing was effective in reducing symptoms of autoimmune disease.
Both microcurrent therapy and earthing are safe, effective ways to stimulate the Vagus nerve and improve immunity. If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your immune system, consider giving them a try.
Stay Healthy All Winter with the Hache Protocol & Microcurrent!
Taking steps to boost your immune system is always a good idea, but it’s especially important as we dive into cold and flu season. By following the Hache Protocol™ and utilizing these five natural remedies, you can help improve your chances of staying healthy all winter long!
The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases – PMC (nih.gov)