The Proper Care and Feeding of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are “the doers” and as doers we are often the first ones up in the morning and the last ones to bed at night. Burning the candle at both ends is what we do, right? Ahh….but at what cost?

At the time I sat down to write this, my husband (who works for an entrepreneur in business coaching) was flat on his back on the couch with a 24-hour bug. The next day when he went sniffling back into work…half of the office was out sick! So what did that cost in lost production?

Business woman writing on the boardMy point here is that as “the doers” we often forget to do the most important thing of all…TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES! And particularly in the area of health and wellness! We would never, ever think of going into a meeting with a potential new client unprepared leaving ourselves open to the risk of the unknown. But for some reason (secretly we think we are Super Human) when it comes to our own health, we don’t always take that same intentional, preventative approach.

So what can we doers DO to ensure that we run our health as smoothly as we do our business? Let’s start by looking at three strategies to help avoid a recent trend that’s happening in homes and offices everywhere….the flu season!

I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to participate! Building a strong immune system to ward off those nasty little invaders is as easy as one, two, three! So let’s start building!

Strategy #1

SUNSHINE! Yep, good ol’ Vitamin D from the sun! But there isn’t a ton of sun to be found for most of us, right? So if you are not living in a year-round sunny climate, your immune system is going to suffer and you will need to supplement with Vitamin D. The recommendation that I have been given by my own natural health practitioner is a minimum of 5,000IU and listen closely…make sure that it is not synthetic. Your body does not know what to do with synthetic vitamins.

Strategy #2

ELDERBERRY is a great way to help prevent viruses from replicating. Eating elderberries is a terrific way to help build the immune system, but elderberries are not in season and can be difficult to find this time of year (not to mention expensive). Food source elderberry supplements are great or you can check out what our family has been using for over five years that includes elderberries AND over 29 other fruits, veggies and berries! Juice Plus Orchard, Garden and Vineyard Blend

Strategy #3

OREGANO AND GARLIC kill bacteria, viruses, fungus and molds. So stock your “medicine” cabinet with this natural remedy. You can find sprays with oregano and garlic supplements in a natural food store or online. Be sure to read the labels carefully and look for whole food sources. I suggest that you find a natural healthcare practitioner or someone you trust to guide you to the best sources!

So I encourage you to skip this flu season! You don’t have to participate if you get your body ready! You have all the tools necessary…eat well, exercise and supplement where needed. And don’t freak out when you do get sick. Your body knows what to do. If you have prepared it well, it will do it’s job! Now, Entrepreneur, let’s get busy doing!