How To: Get Over Being Sick Faster

Obviously, I’m not a doctor. Nor am I really in any position to give you medical advice. I work in the music industry and I discover and work with bands. They aren’t one and the same. But….BUT…I’ve been sick twice this season and while that still doesn’t make me any kind of expert, this is less about “do as I say” and more about “this is what worked for me.” Make sense?

 

I should also clarify, I’m not one for the doctor. At least not those MD types (sorry, Dr Cuz!) but I do see my chiropractor on a regular basis, including when I’m sick. Actually I see them more when I’m sick and I consult with them about what I’m doing/what’s working/what’s not working/what to try next. You should see a doctor – whether you choose for that to be your MD or a wellness-based chiropractor is up to you, but make sure it’s a doctor who you trust and aligns with your vision of health.

 

With all the business out of the way, let’s move on to my tips….

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1. Allow yourself to be sick – I understand this sounds weird, but by choosing not to take medication when possible, I’m allowing my body to do what it’s supposed. Spike a fever? Great, it’s trying to help flush out those toxins!

2. REST! & sleep! – PLEASE! 

3. Fluids – We hear this all the time so LISTEN. I’m all about lots of water and tea but this time around I also tried Coconut Water and I swear this helped me so much!

4. Supplements – I take Viracid, Vitamin C, and increase my Vitamin D to 50,000 while I’m sick.

5. Chiropractic adjustments – boosts the immune system and helps support drainage. 

6. Listen to your body – not hungry? Don’t eat! When you’re hungry – Eat. (I’ll take Papa Arnold’s homemade tomato soup any day!)

 

While I know what works for me and my body when I’m not feeling well, it’s also important to mention that we are all different and what works for me may not work for you…that’s what leads us back to my notes above. Talk to your doctor. ;)

 

What are your tips to get over being sick faster?

10 Thoughts on “How To: Get Over Being Sick Faster

  1. I do most of these, except I down niquill at night to actually get some sleep!! Hope you are feeling better friend!! <3

  2. Taking time to fully rest is always the hardest for me but the most effective. Of course, I seem to get sick at the worst times, when it’s hard to just say “STOP!” to my schedule.

    • Seriously! I was getting inundated with work and was trying to do my best but eventually had to tell my boss so they could give me a few days to sleep.

  3. Chiro is no joke. I had a BAD sinus infection once and got adjusted after taking meds all week — BAM — all the snot draining out of my head. Not pleasant but it worked.

  4. Fully agree with all of these! The last time I was really sick was last February and I had the flu. It was horrendous. Fever, coughing so hard I thought I was going to die, my whole body hurt, it was bad. For two weeks I was useless. At first I tried to fight through it, but once I just rested and let my body heal, the quicker I started to feel better.

  5. Never heard of chiropractic adjustments to help your immune system. Interesting!

    • OH MY GOSH YES! When I started seeing my chiros, I learned how much more goes into chiropractic than just fixing back trouble. The misalignments in our spine are a direct reflection of our health. The daily headaches/migraines I used to get could be pinpointed to the subluxations I had at C2…my asthma to the curvature in my upper back…etc. Everything is connected!

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