Okay, now that you know your fever is extremely normal to happen and that there are no other related causes to it (read Do You Know What Fever Is for more information), let’s take the panic card out of the table and deal with this, effectively.
STEP 1. Treat discomfort, not numbers!
Don’t worry about the numbers from your thermometer, worry more about your discomforts. At the same time someone has a fever, this very person can still do things around the house, feel comfortable, maybe even do a little walk outside to the grocery store, I know I have. There are also those nasty fevers that well, you feel destroyed and complains start to rise like the minutes passing on that clock you have hanging on the wall or laying by the TV stand.
Get yourself comfortable, and give your body tools to get strong again.
STEP 2. Controlling the Heat
There are more than 300 compound forms of Polyphenols (these are antioxidants the body uses to fight off diseases and damage in the body) found in Propolis.
Amazing Tuina technique I apply to anyone I come across with a Fever, even my children. It’s a soothing, relaxing and magical technique that naturally promotes sweating, thus helping your body cool down from the fever.
STEP 3. Helping Nutrition
Soups, cooling foods, vegetable puree with sweet potatoes, juices with spinach/carrots/cucumber. Sweets such as dried fruits, and/or fruits (strawberries, lemon, watermelon, melons, apples, apricots, avocados, …). Coconut water, steamed vegetables… The list can just keep going. I know sometimes it can be hard to think about food when you get sick. But hey, a potato bag doesn’t stand without potatoes inside. So, basically speaking, you HAVE to ingest something, even if it does come out.
Just take your time, close your eyes and visualize ingredients individually. At some point some will look tastier than others. Go with that gut feeling and eat those ingredients. If eating is difficult, try tiny bites or just suckle on a fruit for a while to get your taste buds involved with all the flavor that fruit can offer! Take it slow.
This Canja Soup Recipe is basically one of my favorites whenever anyone in my family gets sick, and personally, for me as well! Simple and fast, always gives me a watering mouth…
- 250 of chicken sliced in cubes
- half a cup of rice
- two carrots sliced in cubes
- 1 potato sliced in cubes
- 2 cloves of garlic sliced up in tiny pieces
- 1 pinch of salt (no more)
- Green onions sliced up
- Chicken stock
Fill up a pan with water and bring it to boil. I usually use 2 liters. Once the water is boiling, if you are feeling to down or weak to engage into gourmet cuisine, keep it simple, throw everything in besides the green onions and chicken. On the side, warm up a wok pan and throw the chicken inside, throw the lid on. Wait for a minute or two to allow the chicken to release some juice. Stir fry the chicken on that juice until its well cooked. Throw it in the pan. Let it all boil together for 20 to 30 minutes till the soup blends in, it will be a little thick, or not, the more you boil it and stir the thicker the soup can become.
If you do feel well enough to cook, throw the ingredients in in this order, giving 3 minutes in between each. Carrots with the garlic and chicken stock, potato, rice, the chicken after is prepared. Let it boil in low fire with the lid on (a bit open) until the soup is well blended (it will become thicker), mix it up every once in a while. (20-30min cook time). Add the salt and the green onions last.
THAT’S ALL FOLKS! The rest is on your body, so take the day off from all worries and routine, just sick back and take it as a little holiday from your daily life =)