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How to Stay Well During Flu Season

My best friend in NYC is sick. Her name is Jessica, she works for VH1 as an associate producer, a very high-demanding job. Everyone also knows NYC is cold right now. So, its not really a surprise. When her cold didn't go away for a week, I knew I had to let her in on my 'get well quick' secrets. It worked so well on her I decided to share it with the world.

You see, I am one of those annoying people that never sick. Sorry! hehe...But that means I know what I'm talking about so if you want to stay well during this cold/flu season, follow these simple directions.

If you aren't sick and you would like to stay well I reccommend the following:

1. Learn how to meditate and do it everyday. This doesn't have to be an hour long session or anything crazy like that. You can start with 5 minutes a day. This will reduce your stress levels and do lots of other amazing things to your body and spirit, like keep you well! If you don't know how to meditate please check out my video on youtube:

2. Drink lots of water everyday. We are 75% water, that means we are 75% liquid, which means keep it flowing to keep it going! Flush out all those toxins everyday and continue to flush them out. I drink two 8 oz. glasses of water as soon as I wake up and then try to have a glass of water with me through out the entire day.

3. Pace yourself. Don't party/drink/go out whatever you call it every night. Take care of your body, give it plenty of rest and it will take care of you back.

4. Eat healthy. I know, I know these things are pretty obvious right? But you'd be surprised how many people just don't do these things and wonder why they are getting sick all the time. Eat a variety of healthy foods, veggies, fruits, grains, protein. Avoid fast food or anything controlled by the government (you know, like corn, fast food beef, etc).

5. Exercise. Yup, exercise. Like running, riding a bike, lifting weights, etc. haha. You get the picture!

If you follow these super duper simple steps you will not get sick, maybe not ever!

Now, if you are sick and you want it to go away really quick or you're in the very beginning and feel it coming on (which is as far as I ever get with 'sick'), follow these simple steps back to wellness:


2. Take advil as directed on the bottle

3. Go buy Cold-eaze at your local pharmacy. Follow as directed.

4. Also get Emergen-C packs. Follow as direct on the packaging.

5. Lots and lots of water, never let the water coming in you and *ahem* out of you, stop. Drink, drink, drink!

6. Eat good ole chicken noodle soup, hopefully some that mom or dad made. If not, store bought is fine.

7. Lots and lots of rest.

If you do that I PROMISE you will kick it way, way faster than you have ever kicked a cold before.

Stay Healthy!!!!