Getting sick is awful. It disrupts your routine and affects every sphere of your life, including your mental wellbeing. But, there is truth in the old adage, “Prevention is the best medicine.”

Here are some natural remedies that Grey Matters of Carmel suggest you use that may prevent you from getting sick so often and boost your mental health.

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Acupuncture is a type of alternative medicine common in China that stimulates the flow of lymph in your body, regulating your body’s processes and fending off illness. It may help prevent diseases and illnesses like sinusitis, arthritis, colds, infections, flu, and much more. Acupuncture is administered by pushing thin needles into certain pressure points of your body. The needles are then either stimulated manually or through electrical impulses that stimulate blood and lymph flow through your body, encouraging the body’s natural healing process.


Rebounding is a safe, easy exercise that may keep you from getting sick. It is cheap, time efficient, and convenient. To perform this exercise, just buy a small trampoline and jump on it a few times after you wake up. Deep breathing and a few gentle bounces are more than enough to circulate oxygen toward your tissues and remove harmful acids from your body. Plus, a little physical activity is a great start to any day!

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Epsom Salt Bath

A detox bath with Epsom salt is a great way to prevent the common cold. For an Epsom salt detox bath, fill the tub with warm water and add one cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender essential oil is a great choice if you’re trying to purify and cleanse your body. For better and more effective results, you can also add a little ground ginger and baking soda. This bath will help your body get rid of harmful toxins and help cleanse your thyroid, kidney, and liver.


Healthy juicing is another way to detox your body and get rid of the chemicals that make you sick. To keep your immune system going and working efficiently, it needs a regular boost of minerals and vitamins. This is easy to do with the help of juicing.

Pack your juices with any combination of the following ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Tomato
  • Kale
  • Turmeric
  • Celery
  • Beet
  • Strawberry
  • Mango
  • Ginger
  • Kiwi
  • Watermelon
  • Mint
  • Pumpkin seed
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Chia seeds

Play around with these ingredients to find tasty combinations that you prefer. These fruits and vegetables are rich in minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, folate, folic acid, fatty acids and vitamins like A, B6, C and E – Everything you need to support a healthy immune system.

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Herbal Teas

There is nothing easier than an herbal tea to keep your immune system going. Drink herbal teas after meals to help prevent illness. Some recommended herbal teas for fighting disease and illness are jasmine, mint, lemongrass, cinnamon, and ginger. These herbal teas contain antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties. They also boost lymph flow and eliminate toxins. Herbal teas are also great for your gut health, which then supports your overall immunity and brain health.

Maintain Your Physical & Mental Health

No one likes getting sick. Dealing with either seasonal colds or chronic illnesses isn’t a way to live and can really affect your mental health as well. So, before you reach for your medicine cabinet or take a trip to the drugstore, try a few of these natural remedies to keep your immune system fighting for you!

You can also rely on neurofeedback training from Grey Matters of Carmel to help clear that brain fog and help you reach your peak performance capabilities. Contact us today for a consultation or a follow-up appointment.

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