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Avoiding the flu with fibromyalgia

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These days alot of you are talking about fibromyalgia and the flu. No doubt because it’s that time of year again.

I have two words for you.

Ginger tea.

Yeps!

I’d contemplated getting the flu shot but then I decided not to risk having a bad flare up after hearing the nightmare stories of other fibromites.

It can be hard to fend the bug off with so many sick people around us and our immune systems not in top shape.

The last thing we want is to get the flu when our symptoms already make us feel like we’re living with it 365 days a year, pain, exhaustion and all.

How to make real ginger tea

Anyway, back to the point…ginger tea.

1. Get a finger size piece of ginger root, grate it (with the skin on)

2. Toss grated ginger in a pot of water and bring to boil for at least 15 minutes. You can make it weaker if it’s too strong but the point is you want the full benefits so make it strong lovey!

3. Strain it and drink at least two cups a day. It might burn but the trick is to sip it slowly. You can add some honey or drops of lime to improve the taste if you like.

Ginger tea is one of those herbal remedies I swear by. It’s great for all sorts of things, and there’s no point in going for the packets of tea in the supermarket. It won’t be anywhere as good as the real ginger root.

Prevention is better than cure as well, so don’t wait till you start sniffling. If you know you get the flu every year or you’re susceptible, start drinking it now!

Stay warm, eat healthy (no junk), take your vitamins, rest and drink your ginger tea.

Tough days. I know many of us are struggling with all sorts of trials but smile anyway.

Go gingerly sweet babies:)

Gentle hugs 🙂

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Alisha Nurse is a curry-loving writer & comms professional who holds a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism (International) from the University of Westminster, London. Get in touch with any feedback or questions via the contact form in the 'About' section.

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