This very useful DIY baking soda shampoo will save your hair.

 The baking soda is really really useful products and probably the best product that is made ever. Baking soda can be used in a lot of different ways , of cleaning to the Health care and many many other uses. So from thеse many uses for today we pick one really incredible DIY project – make a baking soda shampoo that could save your hair. Maybe the shampoo that you where using it until now was not reach the liked effect and you want to change it? You do not need to hurry and go and buy some chemical new one, maybe now is the right time to make natural and extremely useful at home?

The method is pretty simple all you need is mixing 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. For example for shoulder length hair and mix about 2 to 3 tablespoon of baking soda with 3 times that amount of water in a small squeeze bottle. You can adjust this depending on your hair length.

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Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and After washing and rinsing with the baking soda mixture, you’ll want to apply a vinegar rinse. To prepare the vinegar rinse you should Mix 1 part white or apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water. To minimize the vinegar smell, you can add lavender, peppermint, and/or rosemary essential oils to the vinegar mixture. After a few minutes wash it and voila you are closer to the best hair ever. Enjoy!

Dr. Kim Phuong

10 Beauty Habits you should be doing every night

1. Remove your makeup—all of it. For real.
The most important thing to do to wake up looking fresh is to remove all of your makeup before bedtime, That means leftover mascara, lip color—everything. This ensures that your pores will be clean and your eyes free of leftover gunk.

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2. Use two pillows
Prop your head up on an extra pillow to prevent puffiness. You can also prop up the head of your bed on 2- to 4-inch pieces of wood. “This is a time when gravity helps you with lymph and blood flow so fluids won’t accumulate under your eyes and in your face,” says celebrity makeup artist Dimitri James, founder of Skin Cosmetics.

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3. Do a spot treatment…with a purifying mask
You can use it to target acne and rosacea pimples, and leave it on overnight, says dermatologist Diane De Fiori, MD, who practices at the Rosacea Treatment Clinic in Melbourne, Australia. The extended skin contact time brings much better results.


4. Turn on a humidifier
A barrier repair moisturizer (containing ingredients such as ceramides and cholesterol) combined with an air humidifier in your bedroom produces durably hydrated, plump skin which is more resistant to irritants and allergens but also to appearing dry and fine-lined. By working on your skin’s hydration overnight, you can skip daytime moisturizer altogether or choose one that’s lighter since heavier moisturizers don’t tend to wear as well under sunscreen or makeup.


5. Go to town with hand cream
Moisturizing your hands with a thick, plain, somewhat greasy hand cream will keep your hands and fingernails looking their best first thing in the morning. “Hands get dried out throughout the day with exposure to dry air and excessive washing, and few of us apply hand cream with every water exposure as we should,” says board certified dermatologist Jessica Krant, MD, founder of Art of Dermatology. ”Night is a chance to try to undo some of the damage, which will also keep cuticles and fingernails moisturized so they will grow longer and stronger and break and peel less.”


6. Sleep on a luxe pillowcase
Wash your hair with a silicone-free shampoo and use a silk pillowcase—sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase also helps your hair’s overall health. Fibers on most cotton pillows are rough against the hair cuticles. Don’t want to splurge on silk? Changing a cotton or linen pillowcase every one to two days can also bring an improvement.


7. Pin your hair back
Your hair contains oils and dirt that can get on your face and pillowcase and cause breakouts. Braid your hair or pin it up into a bun to keep it off your face as you sleep.


8. Get eight hours of sleep
Catching a good night’s sleep can really effect the way you look. “Sleep can reduce dark circles because a lack of sleep compromises your body’s circulatory system and you get stagnant blood in the vessels under the eyes because it hasn’t properly drained,” says celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. ”Lack of sleep also causes your skin to look pale and tired because your circulation has been impaired.”


9. Try a leave-on exfoliator
“While you sleep, the skin is working its hardest to repair itself,” says Teresa Stenzel, the director of education for Bioelements. It’s the best time to apply leave-on exfoliators, to give the ingredients time to absorb and correct daily damage to the skin caused by UV exposure and environmental aggressors.


10. Use eye cream
No doubt you’ve heard it a million times, but eye cream is important. Start using great moisturizers and eye cream at night (even if you’re in your 20s). When the morning rolls around, your skin will be plump and hydrated.



Dr. Kim Phuong

9 Foods That Eliminate Toxins

Does your body feel like it’s craving a reboot? It may be time to cleanse some impurities from your system. Your body feels its best when it’s functioning at 100%. To help it get there, you can eat certain detox foods that flush out impurities and prime your system to better absorb vitamins and nutrients. To eliminate toxins and give your body a fresh start, try these 9 detox foods.

1. Beets
Typically found in the occasional salad, beets are a detox staple that most of us could do well to eat more of. Beets improve digestion, helping make sure all the toxins in your body actually make it all the way out. Beets contain dietary nitrates, which help your body open its blood vessels, absorbing more oxygen and delivering it to the areas where it’s needed most.

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2. Ginger
The healing properties of the ginger root date back to ancient China, where it was used for everything from soothing burns to aiding with indigestion. Chewing on some ginger or sipping on ginger tea will help relax your digestive tract and cleanse toxins from your stomach. You can also try boiling ginger in some hot water for flavor, as water is an integral part of any cleanse.


3. Lemons/lemon water
Lemon mixed with water and cayenne pepper is a popular cleanse recipe to flush toxins from your system. Lemon helps your bowels to eliminate waste more efficiently and contains acid similar to the stomach’s natural acid, which aids in digesting and passing food from your system.

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4. Grapefruit
There’s a reason grapefruit makes it onto nearly every “superfood” list; its nutrient-rich juices pack a one-two punch for detoxing and enriching your body. Grapefruit kick starts the liver to do its job of filtering toxins from your body while also burning fat.

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5. Watercress
Watercress, as you could probably guess, has a high water content, which is optimal for helping the body flush out toxins. It also helps shield your cells from damaging free radicals and mobilizes your liver’s cleansing enzymes. Try it as part of a garden salad or slice it up and mix it in as a topping on your favorite cold sandwich.

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6. Cabbage
Cabbage contains isothiocyanates, which promote the elimination of carcinogens from the body. It’s super low in calories, which is a bonus if you’re watching your waistline as you detox. One thing to note—cabbage’s active compounds are broken down by heat, so eat it raw on salads or in smoothies to reap its detoxifying benefits.

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7. Pineapple
Not only is pineapple delicious and refreshing, it contains the digestive enzyme bromelain, which cleans out your colon and aids in stomach function. Bromelain has been shown to reduce inflammation, which is useful for soothing an upset stomach.


8. Kale
Kale is such a superfood that doctors often recommend it to patients fighting kidney disease. It’s packed with fiber which will help cleanse your digestive tract, and also contains glucosinolates that aid in detoxification.


9. Asparagus
Asparagus works wonders for your liver, which is your body’s first defense against toxins. It promotes liver drainage, which ensures all the impurities captured by the liver are being flushed from the body properly.

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Dr. Kim Phuong

5 Ways to Become a Morning Person

School is about to start for many of our readers and we all know what that means: 8 am classes! Are you the type of person to set five alarms and still not wake up on time? Here are five tips to becoming a morning person this semester!

5 Tips to Becoming a Morning Person

1. Go to bed earlier! It may be tempting to start that new show on Netflix at 11 pm after a long day, but you will be paying for it in the morning. Turn off all electronics and instead, try to wind down with a nice cup of chamomile tea and a good book before getting a solid 8 hours of sleep.

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2. Eat a hearty breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you have a physics exam at 8 am. Pile on the protein and re-energize yourself with a meal consisting of a protein, a fruit or veggie, and a whole grain (Think: Greek yogurt topped with fresh blueberries topped with granola and chia seeds). And if you’re a walking zombie without your morning caffeine fix, adding a spill of milk or fortified soymilk (i.e. lattes and café au laits) will help spike your beverage with calcium and protein.

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3. Reward yourself for not pressing the snooze button by using the extra time to relax: read your favorite newspaper column, listen to the first ten minutes of a funny podcast, fit in some cardio, whatever you want! Even having time for an extra cup of coffee or not having to race out the door can be a reward. You’ll find yourself feeling more motivated throughout the day by starting your morning on a positive note.

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4. Move your muscles: our bodies are wired to peak alertness first thing in the morning. Therefore, starting your day with a workout can help boost the morning energy surge, as you will have elevated body temperature and elevated adrenalin levels for several hours after you exercise.  Additionally, exercising before breakfast burns more fat calories and results in more weight loss than exercising after breakfast, according to research.

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5. Prep for a good morning: shorten your morning routine by packing lunch the night before, ironing your clothes beforehand or stocking your gym bag. Crossing off items on your to-do list the night before ensures you wake up ready to take on the day prepared and less stressed!

Dr. Kim Phuong

7 Most Helpful Tips To Keep Your Baby’s Skin Healthy

 Newborn babies have skin that is quite tender and sensitive, and needs extra care and protection.

Babies are born with very gentle and fragile skin. New parents are often concerned about their baby’s skin, which is not surprising. A baby’s skin is very sensitive and he/she may probably develop rashes and allergies if proper skin care is not practiced.

New parents should be extremely careful about their baby’s skin needs, and must use products that are natural and free of any chemical additives that may cause harm to the baby’s skin. Why? Well, here’s your answer-

  • The skin of a baby is very thin and fragile.
  • The newborn baby’s skin needs time to get adjusted to the new environment around him.
  • A baby’s skin faces a lot of challenges- think diaper rashes, chemical soaps and shampoos etc.
  • Babies are prone to skin allergies in the first few months. 


Baby Skin Care:

Do you know a human being has the best skin when he or she is a baby? Proper skin care can ensure that your baby can maintain great skin all his/her life. Here you will learn how to take care of baby skin & we’ve listed some of the best ways to ensure optimum skin health for your precious little one.

1. Bathing:

Parents prefer to bathe their child every day. It is better to use shampoo and soaps which do not cause an allergic reaction to the baby. Wash your baby’s skin with lukewarm water and a gentle soap. The room that you use to dry off your baby should be warm and all air conditioners and fans should be switched off to avoid the chill.

Do not try any new product on your baby’s skin. Do not use any antibacterial soaps as they may be too harsh for the sensitive skin of the baby. It is best to wipe the baby using natural cotton and smooth towels to ensure gently take out the moisture out of the skin there by staying away from unexpected scratch.

2. Powdering:

You need to be even more careful while choosing a talcum powder for your baby. Choose products that are designed specifically for babies and avoid using powders that have fragrances and other chemicals as they may irritate the baby’s sensitive skin.

Stay away from powders that contain grains and choose herbal powders, especially for the diaper area. As a rule, it is best if you avoid powdering the diaper area, as it may lead to future complications or infections.

3. Nappies and Diapers:

The diapers that are used for babies are actually helpful for keeping the baby clean and fresh. However, certain diapers may also irritate the baby’s skin and may causes rashes or infections. It is best to change the diaper as soon as you find your baby has ‘used’ it.

If you find that skin is irritated at the diaper area, choose another variety or brand- your baby has a diaper rash. Remember to change your baby’s diaper as soon as he dirties it, because letting it stay for too long can cause infections.

While most newborns are prone to rashes, you need to take certain preventive measures and avoid them in the first place. Here are some guidelines you should follow for your newborn baby skin care.

4. Diaper Trouble:

Diaper rashes often occur due to skin irritation due to wet diaper left on for too long, too-tight diapers or due to the use of a specific soap, wipes or a diaper.

  • Change the diaper as soon as it is wet and after using wipes to clean the area, sprinkle some powder to keep the area dry and clean
  • Most baby skin rashes are not a serious problem, but few of them may be a sign of infection and need a special care. If you find that the rashes are too serious, visit your paediatrician for better treatment right away

5. Skin Problems:

Generally, lots of babies have birthmarks (areas of skin have a slight discoloration) and this condition is not hereditary. Parents need not worry about birthmarks, as they cause absolutely no harm to the baby and needs no treatment.

  • Eczema is a red, itchy rash that may or may not occur in response to a cause. It usually occurs on the baby’s face, elbow, arms or behind knees, chest. If the child’s family experience with allergies, asthma or atopic dermatitis, the baby may be at a risk of getting affected by eczema. Use mild soaps and apply soft amounts of moisturizers
  • Some babies also tend to develop acne; however, they are not the same as teenage acne. If the problem persists, visit your paediatrician

6. Dry Skin:

If your baby has dry skin, use a natural moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated, soft and supple. Pure coconut oil is a favorite.

  • Avoid bathing your baby too often, as it may sap the vital nutrients from the skin, leaving it dull and dry
  • During your baby’s first month, gently sponge her with plain water two or three times a week; this should keep the baby clean while preventing her skin from losing its natural moisture
  • Use the best skin care products made especially for babies. Be careful if baby is allergic to any products like bath gels, shampoos and lotions

7. General Baby Skin Care Tips:

The newborn baby skin is very delicate and so is their immune system.

  • Babies should not be exposed to direct sunlight until they are 6 months old. The tender skin of the baby can be protected with long-sleeved tops, pants and hats
  • Make sure that your little one’s new outfits are clean; it is preferable to wash (and soften) new outfits before your baby wears them
  • Prickly heat appears due to sweating, like the armpits, skin folds, neck diaper areas. Loose clothes and cool environment are all you need to treat from prickly heat rashes
  • Chemical detergents, talcum powders and certain baby products can cause skin irritation, rashes, dryness etc. Stick to using organic products as often as possible to protect your baby’s skin from harmful infections or allergic reactions

Hope our post on baby skin care will make you understand that your baby’s sweet, sensitive skin needs nothing but the best care.

Kim Phuong Dr

Croup Disease In Babies – 5 Causes, 12 Symptoms & 6 Treatments You Should Be Aware Of

Babies are very sensitive. Post delivery every parent’s paramount importance is to take additional care about their baby’s health and well-being.

Croup is one such disease which affects only infants and babies who are in the age group of 6 months to 3 years. It is a respiratory illness and starts with a viral infection. Croup can be sometimes mild, which can be easily treated at home; or it can be severe, which requires hospitalization. Normally, it takes a week’s time to recover, but passing those days becomes painful for your child as well as you.


What Causes Croup In Babies?

Most commonly croup starts with a simple viral infection like influenza:

  1. At first, nose and throat get affected.
  2. After that, along with flu symptoms, there might be some swelling of the larynx, the voice box, and also near the wind pipe.
  3. This swelling disables the lungs in receiving proper air, and thus leads to breathing problems.
  4. This eventually leads to excessive coughing and hoarseness in the throat.
  5. You will find that it usually occurs more in winters and tends to aggravate more during the evening or night times.

What Are The Symptoms Of Croup Disease?

Those children affected by mild or moderate croup may show the following symptoms:

  1. Runny nose
  2. Mild to high fever
  3. Barking cough
  4. Hoarse voice
  5. Noisy and heavy breathing
  6. Reddish eyes

When the child is highly affected by croup, he may show the following symptoms along with the ones described above:

  1. Difficulty in swallowing food
  2. Labored breathing
  3. Bluish color around mouth
  4. Severe coughing spells
  5. Unable to speak
  6. Fatigued and agitated appearance

When the croup symptoms in babies show severity, it is advised not to delay, and opt for hospitalization.

How To Treat Your Baby When He Is Suffering From Croup?

When there are symptoms of mild croup, you can treat him at home with easy remedies. Below mentioned are tips on croup treatment for babies:

1. Humidify:

  • It is suggested that breathing in moist air can help the adverse conditions of croup.
  • You can fill the bathroom with the steam of hot water and let your baby breath there. It can help in reducing dryness in the throat. Doing this for 10 minutes will give him much needed relief.

2. Avoid Getting Panicked:

  • It is very essential that you keep yourself and your kid calm.
  • Do not bring up any situation where baby starts crying.
  • Always soothe him and be with him to give support whenever needed.

3. Hydration Is Essential:

  • It is necessary that your baby takes enough fluids to keep his body hydrated.
  • A dehydrated body can aggravate the situation.
  • Offer him some fluids to drink every few hours.

4. Medicines Do Not Help:

  • In this illness, over-the-counter medicines will not do any good.
  • So avoid giving any congestion reliever or other medicines as your baby is too young for them.
  • If he develops fever, then you can give mild proportions of medicine to let the fever subside.

5. Ensure Proper Sleep:

  • During this illness your baby will find difficulty in sleeping and become restless.
  • So sing lullabies and soothe him as much as you can to make him sleep.
  • Also see to it that he maintains an upright position while sleeping otherwise he may face heavy difficulty in sleeping.

6. Keep Smokers At Bay:

  • Smoke from cigarettes can prove fatal for your little ones. So make sure that no one at the home smokes.
  • Also when your baby is out, he should be kept completely away from smoke.

In Case Of Severe Croup:

When your baby is affected by severe croup, then it is necessary to hospitalize him and make sure about the following things:

  • Humidified oxygen should be provided.
  • Your baby should be hydrated.
  • It is essential to keep a constant check on his breathing and heart rate.
  • His skin color should be monitored, so that it does not turn into pale blue.

Disease like croup in babies can create difficult situation, therefore always ensure hygiene practices and proper sanitation around him.

We hope you find this information useful. If you have other better ways to treat this ailment do share with us by commenting below.

Kim Phuong Dr

13 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Cold In Babies

As a parent, you certainly would not like to see your active baby down with cold. But it often happens that your baby gets sick with common cold. Apart from this he or she may show symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, sneezing, congestion, runny nose and coughing. You may also find his or her body temperature ranging from 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

Home remedies can be comfortable alternative solutions to store-bought drugs. The good news is you can try home remedies the moment you find your baby catching a cold, so that you can curb the infection from spreading further. Basic functioning of your baby may improve with tried and tested home remedies.


Home Remedies For Cold In Babies:

There are plenty of effective and safe home remedies that you can try to treat cold in your baby. You need not worry as the remedies are generally gentle on her immune system and won’t cause any discomforts or side effects that are likely with medications. Let us have a look at 13 effective home remedies for cold and cough in babies:

  1. Vapor rubs or petroleum jelly when rubbed on her back and chest can help her enjoy some relief.
  2. Use nasal drops frequently at regular intervals by laying your baby on her back.
  3. You can use nasal saline rinse along with the vapor rub to help her sleep well.
  4. Honey has antiseptic properties that ease irritation and cold. You can add some warm water to it and let her drink. It is only recommended for babies above one year.
  5. Symptoms of cold get aggravated by dry air. To maintain moisture content, you can try steaming. A steamer can be useful for this purpose.
  6. Ginger has plenty of health benefits. It can be used for treating congestion and cold in babies as well. With increased blood circulation, your baby’s body warms up fast that melts the phlegm and expels it out.
  7. Anti bacterial properties of garlic helps destroying the bacteria causing cold. You can add garlic juice in warm water and offer your baby.
  8. Probiotic effect of lady’s finger (okra) helps removal of bacteria causing cold. It is also effective in removing inflammation and irritation. You can boil okra for 10 minutes and allow your baby to drink the water.
  9. Add a pinch of turmeric in the fruit juice or warm milk and offer your baby twice. This is a good way to strengthen her immune system and fight against infections.
  10. Lemon has antiseptic properties and helps in improving her immune system. For older babies (babies above one year), you can add a teaspoon of honey and little bit of water. It is an effective way to treat cold in babies.
  11. Relieve the symptoms of cold by offering the universal remedy for colds – homemade chicken soup. This simple recipe has proven to help reduce inflammation and fever.
  12. You can use appropriate essential oils to help her deal with cold better. However, you must seek advice from the healthcare experts before using them.
  13. Eucalyptus oil is ideal for children above 6 months. Using a few drops to inhale helps your baby to find relief from nose blocks. Try putting few drops of oil into a handkerchief and make your baby inhale the same.

    Important Consideration:

    Colds are common among babies, as babies are yet to build a strong immune system. Apart from trying the natural remedies for cold in babies, you can try the following tips to ease discomfort at this time:

    1. Monitor the mucus as stuffy nose can make her uncomfortable. You can use a gentle suction bulb to extract the mucus. Lay your baby comfortably on his or her back. Gently insert the bulb syringe and suck the mucus. Make sure you do not over do the suction. This may irritate the lining of your baby’s nostrils.
    2. For babies who are 1 year and above, Keep her head in elevated position to reduce the possibility of running and blocked nose. Use an extra pillow or offer other supports underneath to help her breathe easily.
    3. Keep the room moist by using warm mist humidifier. This will reduce congestion and make it easier for her to breathe.
    4. Most times, children tend to gulp in the mucus while busy playing.It is important to teach the healthy habits so that they know what to do when they have a running nose. To start with, train your little one by showing in gestures. He will imitate you and follow the instructions.Introduce your child to using hand sanitizer after blowing the nose

      Be Careful:

      Common colds generally get better within few days. However, you need to be watchful of the signs if your baby’s health is deteriorating further. Here is what you should look for:

      • See if her cough gets wheezy and productive.
      • You need to make sure that your baby is not pulling her ears.
      • Look if the nasal discharge turns greenish-yellow and lasts for more than a day.
      • You need to keep a watch if your baby is getting lethargic.

      These symptoms indicate secondary infection like bronchiolitis or ear infection. It is highly important that you bring to the notice of your doctor and start medical treatment at the earliest.


      Since your baby is sensitive at this age, you must be careful and not use any over-the-counter medicines to treat cold. Only a licensed doctor has the authority to prescribe medications to your baby.

      • You must stay away from the products marketed like decongestants, cough syrups and chest rubs to cure cold in babies.
      • You can apply the topical chest rubs only after consulting with your doctor.
      • If your child has fever, you must monitor it closely.
      • Keep a note of the temperature readings at different times and show it to the doctor.
      • Offer her plenty of fluids to help her fight against fever.
      • Frequent bouts of bugs can help your baby develop her immune system fast. This will make her less susceptible to infections later.

      However, even if you know about the perks, you derive little consolation from them. You would certainly want to see your baby getting better as soon as possible. Trying the home remedies can be an effective way to help her fight through the germ-packed rainy days or winter months.

      Babies And Colds:

      It is said by the medical community that babies tend to suffer from cold for around 8 to 10 times, before their second birthday. Medications are suggested in only extreme cases to a newborn.

      • A newborn is exposed to more than 200 viruses after birth that is known to cause colds.
      • You, thus need to take basic care and see if she is warm, ensure that she is not playing with water and is also eating right.
      • Talk to your doctor in case you have any doubts.

      Taking care of the basics will ensure she does not catch cold at the slightest pretext. Otherwise it is normal for babies to get cold and you need not worry much about it. Baby cold home remedies may be considered as a good way to alleviate your baby’s distress.

      Moms do tell us about other home remedies for cold in babies you tried in the comment section below.

Kim Phuong Dr

7 Simple ways to avoid going a sick day.

Have two types of people in this world: The lost and not sick 

If you is one that’s not please to do. Are you are getting our rest sick, forcing us to stay home and watch reruns’s friend while slurping chicken soup. Luxury like this is sound, all we know for unexpected time off work always ends up being super nervous. You go back to all the unfinished business of you and a mailbox overflowing with an Answer revenge, and find yourself exhausted than when you wake up sick.

 Save yourself the trouble (hey, you can still see your friends and eat chicken soup when you’re feeling healthy) with seven tips immune booster. And when you’re done reading, be sure to forward it to the cabinet next Sicky McSickerson.

When you start to get sick, your body begins a series of inflammatory processes (completely normal and natural), but may also aggravated by other factors such as stress, excesses of all kinds sugar or processed foods, and even things that may seem healthy, such as high-intensity exercise. The best you can do for your body at this time is to support this process with the right foods and activities, are listed below.

  1. ON THE LOAD UP antioxidants

Antioxidants fight free radicals, negative particles can disrupt the normal function of your cells. Although the word “antioxidants” sounds fancy, you do not need to take one pill supplements to get your dose in. Fruits and vegetables deep colors such as green leafy vegetables, fruits, and sweet potatoes are loaded with antioxidants and fatty fish like salmon and fish sardines. You can also get a high dose in the dark (70% or more) of chocolate.

  1. Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

When you’re starting to feel run down it may be tempting to reach for a coffee as a pick-me-up. None. Try to swallow a little water instead. Water is the main transport system of the body , and necessary in carrying nutrients and white blood cells through all your systems.

  1. TAKING AWAY FROM THE intensive training

If you were sick, a spinning class may not be the best option for you. Once infected, avoid taxing your body with unnecessary work. You can pick up where you left off when you are feel better.

If you’re feeling good, but look to avoid  use your sick days, be sure to join intensity exercise 4-6 days per week of moderate to strengthen your muscles, and immune system your service. This means working out at an intensity that you remain comfortable enough to hold a normal conversation, but too out of breath to give a presentation.

  1. Spice Up Your Life

This does not require listening to Spice Girls on repeat, although it can not hurt. Add herbs and spices to your meals such as cinnamon, ginger, coriander and can take effect excellent anti-inflammatory, while also making your meal taste delicious. Try adding some cinnamon oatmeal or sip on some ginger tea when you answer your emails.


Approximately 70-80% of the immune system in the intestine is our, that is your gastrointestinal tract. Take good care of it by feeding it with beneficial bacteria. Take a kombucha, or medication daily probiotic supplement. This can help crowd out any harmful bacteria that might otherwise lead to infection.


This is one no one wants to hear, but if you’re trying to feed your gut with good tools, it does not hurt to cut processed foods more. That means that the foods more sugar and processed carbohydrates. Read: candy, cookies, pastries and pizza. We apologize.

  1. REST

It does not help that last stress and mayhem always coincide with winter. Be sure to take frequent breaks (yes, break) and get more sleep to give your body the rest necessary to repair and fight the infection.

Kim Phuong Dr