Flu & Cold Fighting Formula

cold_fluI am inspired to share my kick-bootie “Flu Fighting Formula” with you as I have been literally surrounded by students, clients, friends, etc. down for the count for up to 2 or even 3 weeks this season!

I have used this formula to stay cold & flu-free even though I know I’ve been exposed.

First, let me say that a good foundation REALLY helps … so, the basics – rest, nourishing foods appropriate for you, staying hydrated, exercise and self care – all make the formula do it’s job more easily.

Here’s my super-powered formula:

  1. Use Young Living Thieves spray and essential oil blend regularly and often. I spray my throat with the spray, as well as the air or surfaces to disinfect. I diffuse the essential oil blend as well as apply it the bottoms of my feet and around my throat area. **See ordering info for Young Living below

In 1997, studies conducted at Weber State University on Young Living’s Thieves oil showed it to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were sprayed in an enclosed area, and Thieves essential oil blend was diffused for a given amount of time. After only 10 minutes of exposure, there was a reduction of 82% in Micrococcus luteus, 96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 44% in Staphylococcus aureus.

  1. Thymus Thump – Sounds kind of funny, but I swear by this easy little trick. Your thymus gland is right at the sternum or heart center area, and by “thumping” on this spot for 20-30 seconds at times when you might feel you’ve been exposed or feel a little something coming on, helps stimulate the thymus helping to boost your immune defenses. You can also just do this daily during the season to help keep you healthy. I personally do it after meditation or in the shower.
  2. Seasonal/Colon Cleanse – Fall is the season of the lungs and large intestine in Chinese medicine, so the theory is that these areas need some extra support at this time or they become susceptible to illness. Treat yourself to a seasonal cleanse during this time. I’ve been doing my own fall cleanse using Young Living’s Cleansing Trio. It’s super easy as you need only take the products to get results, not necessarily adhere to any strict diet. However, I do suggest being mindful and kind to your system.

* Click here Fall Colon Cleansing for the full instructions for using the Cleansing Trio to this email for you to enjoy!

  1. Process your emotions. Autumn can be a time of letting go, which can bring on grief. It’s critical to allow these emotions to flow through and be expressed in a healthy way. If not, they will be stored in the lungs and cause weakness and susceptibility to getting sick.
  2. Young Living Oregano oil or Inner Defense. If I feel at all like I’ve been exposed to something, or just want to be sure to keep the buggies away, I swear by either taking a couple of drops of pure YL Oregano oil in a gel capsule at night for 3-5 days. Young Living also has an already encapsulated formula that I love called Inner Defense, which is a fabulous formula to take daily during this season.
  3. Change your diet with the seasons. This does not have to be complicated. I definitely enjoy eating as much raw as possible, but this shifts as the autumn season sets in. Add more warming and pungent seasonings like ginger, curry, cinnamon, garlic … and start enjoying some nice soups using seasonal foods like leeks, winter squash, celery root, carrots, parsnips, etc. Another food I love at this time of year is daikon radish. Looks like a big white carrot and tastes like a mild radish. Enjoy grated raw or steamed in your meals.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please understand that my recommendations for taking essential oils internally are only using Young Living brand which I know to be pure, authentic and potent therapeutic grade oils. DO NOT use just any oils in this way as they can be unsafe, and at the very least simply not provide results. Also, this information is not intended to cure, treat or diagnose any disease. It is intended for informational purposes only.


Visit www.YoungLiving.com or call 1-800-371-3515

If you do not yet have an account, use member #904207

You will be offered a choice of wholesale or retail customer. I suggest wholesale, which requires the purchase of a starter kit, but then you receive wholesale pricing as long as you make at least 1 order per year.

Have some fantastic flu-fighting tips of your own? Please share in the comments below!


FREE Essential Oil Class December 1st, 7-9pm

Join us in this fun, informative and aromatic evening in Pebble Beach, CA.

Enjoy and Experience aromatic ways to:

  • Easily reduce the effects of stress
  • Support healing sleep to support beauty, longevity, sanity and health
  • Give yourself a pre-party “face lift”
  • “Recover” from overindulgence
  • Offer simple & delightful, essential oil-infused goodies at your holiday gatherings
  • Special giveaways, snacks … And more!

I’ll also offer some ideas for unique and beautiful gifts using essential oils and essential oil products for everyone on your gift-giving list. Reduce stress by simplifying the gift giving!

RSVP required to reserve your space and receive the location details. Email me at ana@yogabodynutrition.com to RSVP.

Please share with any loved ones you feel would be interested!

This entry was posted in cleansing, cold prevention, detox, disease prevention, essential oils, fall cleansing, flu prevention, holiday stress, immune health, self-care, Young Living and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *