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“I’m not a doctor or a scientist. I’m just a 47 year old lady who has had IBS for at least 20 ears and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a little over 10 years ago. I hadn’t had normal BM’s or a day without pain for so long it became my new normal. I had just learned to live with it. There were days I didn’t have the strength to pick up a coffee mug. Since I have been following Maria, I no longer have IBS symptoms, and no fibro pain. I feel great! As an added bonus…I have lost almost 50 pounds and weigh what I did before the birth of my oldest child. My energy is great. My moods are stable. And her recipes have made it soooo easy. Thanks Maria.” – Linda

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2. Share Maria Mind Body Health with your friends and family.

3. Leave a comment below on what tricks you do to stay healthy during flu season!

A winner will be picked Feb. 2nd and posted on Maria Mind Body Health Facebook page . Good Luck!

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Testimony of the Day

just thought I would send you a note and say THANK YOU! Between you and several others, I took the road to health and eat a high fat, low carb, grain and sugar free diet, and have HEALED my PCOS! My doctor told me today that there is not one hint of anything indicating I even had it! 55 days of grain free and sugar free, going strong! -Elise

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Ginger Tea

My friend told me the cutest story about Ginger Tea. She ordered ginger tea at a Japanese restaurant and waited a very very long time for the tea. The waiter was very apologetic when he brought her the tea and explained that they had to go and buy the ginger to make her tea! Now that’s service!

This miracle spice has so many health benefits including gastrointestinal healing properties. In India, ginger is grandma’s antidote of choice for battling cold and flu and is abundantly used in daily life. Some awesome benefits I would like to point out are:

1. DIGESTION: Fresh ginger increases flow of digestive juices and can help with digestion as well as help with sense of taste. As we age, we slowly produce less digestive enzymes which is why many elderly people lose their appetite… they can’t taste the food!

2. SINUSES AND CONGESTION: Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the bothersome sinuses that may flare up. Ginger helps to expand your lungs and loosening up phlegm because it is a natural expectorant that breaks down and removes mucus so you can quickly recover from difficulty in breathing.

3. DECREASE PAIN AND INFLAMMATION: Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. Ginger suppresses the pro-inflammatory compounds (cytokines and chemokines) produced by synoviocytes (cells comprising the synovial lining of the joints), chrondrocytes (cells comprising joint cartilage) and leukocytes (immune cells).  It’s also used for poor circulation and lower back pain.

4. ANTI-CANCER: Ginger inhibits the growth of human colorectal and ovarian cancer cells. In one particular expansive study, exposure to ginger extract caused cell death in all the ovarian cancer lines studied. A pro-inflammatory state is a key contributing factor in the development of ovarian cancer. In the presence of ginger, a number of significant indicators of inflammation (vascular endothelial growth factor, interleukin-8 and prostaglandin E2) were also diminished in the ovarian cancer cells.

5. BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM: Ginger promotes healthy sweating, which is helpful during colds and flus. Sweating assists detoxification (which is why I recommend taking saunas in my Keto-Adapted book) but sweat also helps with fighting infections. German researchers recently found that sweat contains a powerful germ-fighting agent that help fight off infections. They found a specific gene, which they have named dermicidin. Dermicidin is produced in the body’s sweat glands, secreted into the sweat, and transported to the skin’s surface where it delivers protection against invading microorganisms, including bacteria such as E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (a common cause of skin infections), and fungi, including Candida albicans. Ginger also acts as an antihistamine and decongestant, two cold-easing effects that can help with symptoms.

6. GAS OR BLOATING:  Ginger helps reduce flatulence!

7. INCREASE LIBIDO: hmmmm, interesting! …the Ayurvedic texts credit ginger with aphrodisiac properties!

8. NAUSEA: After surgery or during pregnancy, ginger helps decrease nausea.

9. LEAKY GUT AND ABSORPTION ISSUES? Ginger increases the absorption of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It does this by stimulating gastric and pancreatic enzyme secretion.

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Ginger Tea

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 quart water
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated ginger
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup Natural Sweetener or drop of stevia glycerite
  • Thin slices of lime for garnish


  • In a large saucepan bring water to a boil. Add ginger, lime juice, and the squeezed lime.
  • Let steep about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in natural sweetener.
  • Line a strainer with a thin wet cloth and strain tea into a pitcher. Chill thoroughly and serve on ice with thin slices of lemon and lime.


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Another Cute Testimony

 I feel like a different person since eating the Maria way! Allergies/sinus issues have improved, & I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve slept more than 4 solid hours/night! ;) thanks!! -Amy



Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Jaleh J. says:

    During flu season I drink LOTS of green tea and up my zinc intake, no flu shot necessary 😉

  • Deb says:

    Wash my hands. A LOT!

  • Deanna says:

    Hand washing, hand sanitizer, and trying to avoid people who are obviously sick! I have been sick several times this year, despite taking precautions, eating well, etc. It’s just been one of those times where it seems like everyone is sick! Thanks for the give away…..can’t ever have too much coconut oil!

  • Alison says:

    I don’t do much different during flu season to stay healthy except maybe increase my green tea intake and wash my hands more often. I can tesify that the ginger helps with nausea. I can remember my mother giving me ginger ale as a child for nausea. Now rather than ginger ale, I make green tea and add a smidgen of ginger and stevia. I didn’t know that ginger helped with sinuses/congestion but I will remember that whenever we have a cold or allergy issues. Thanks Maria!

  • Marcia DesRosiers says:

    yep washing hands is important. I use Young Living Thieves blend – open the windows, get outside, eat well and drink lots of water.

    Maria I think you may have meant Mar 2nd for the end of the contest not Feb 2nd

  • Amanda says:

    Wash my hands, lots of exercise, and Juice Plus!

  • Beth W. says:

    I wash my hands and not touch my face. I also clean door handles, remotes, and surfaces that get touched often with little dirty fingers. I also try to open the windows if the weather allows and get outside.

  • Terrri says:

    I make sure to spend time outside even when it’s cold; the temperature helps stimulate the immune system. I also try to eat mostly seasonal veggies so lots of greens cooked with a little coconut oil!

  • Dawn says:

    I never thought about using lime with ginger! I’ve used lemon before, but I imagine the lime really gives it a freshness and a change from “everything lemon” that I generally find or see. My husband swears by ginger as a headache reducer. and will have ginger tea rather than an aspirin/pain reliever. I think this is probably because his headaches originate as sinus pressure and/or are due to stress, both of which respond so nicely to ginger.

    I appreciate the list above – more uses for something we already enjoy is great.

  • Sue says:

    Plenty of sleep , exercise, healthy eating and drink lots of water with generous hand washing for the healthiest winter possible !

  • Amanda Gain says:

    With two children it is so difficult to avoid the flu, but I was my hands to the point of drying and cracking! I also make sure to not miss taking my vitamins. And of course….I pray to keep my family healthy! I was diagnosed with fibro so if I get the flu…..I am flat on my back for days 🙁

  • Cissy says:

    Lots of ginger & the use of essential oils. 🙂

  • jennifer mostek says:

    I have my kids wash there hands when they get home from school. If they don’t get sick I’m a lot less likely to get sick.

  • Desiree says:

    Wash my hands and love ginger tea!

  • Heather says:

    Increase vitamin C, frequent hand washing

  • Anitra says:

    My diet is grain free and sugar free so that helps boost my immune system all year long but especially in the winter.

  • Terri says:

    Washing my hands and eating healthy!

  • Diane says:

    Making sure I get enough sleep and washing my hands all the time!

  • Sarah Sue says:

    I eat a LOT of coconut oil!!! I put it in my coffee and I make candy. I love it on and in everything!!! I use it on my face for moisturizer too. To stay healthy during flu season I drink a lot of water, eat no sugar and drink a lot of dandelion, ginger and green tea. I will definitely try your green tea recipe you posted! Sounds good and I enjoy teas over ice rather than hot tea for a change.

  • Jennifer says:

    We take a lot of vitamin D3, we eat healthy, and I wash my hands (maybe a little too much 😉 )

  • Caitlin says:

    Lots of hand washing, and I have started taking zinc- not sure this is the reason but I haven’t been sick. Also, lots of water and staying away from people who are sick!

  • Dyanne Spease says:

    I eat a lot of coconut oil and drink a glass of homemade colloidal silver everyday.

  • Brent says:

    I wash my hands a lot.

  • Sally says:

    Wash my hands and eat well!

  • Sherri D says:

    I drink my mug of hot lemon water every morning & make sure to wash my hands a lot. So far so good!! Thx!!

  • Dyanne Spease says:

    We also drink ginger tea, eat a lot of garlic and up the amount of zinc and vitamin c.

  • Melinda Cowell says:

    Hand washing, vitamin c, zinc, rest 🙂

  • Kristy says:

    Essential oils are my newest go-to for fighting away viral and bacterial infections. Hand washing obviously is important. Trying to encourage my family to eat healthier foods and drink lots of water.

  • Barbara says:

    I drink lots of hot herbal teas like different kinds of chai and yerbe mate. I make sure I wash my hands a lot too.

  • Lisa says:

    Vitamins and drink a lot of water.

  • Michelle says:

    DoTerra oils!!!

  • karen porter says:

    Flu shot, wash hands a lot, try to avoid sick people

  • Angelia Hall Espinoza says:

    I stay hydrated, seems to help, plus I use hand sanitizer and wash my hands a lot!

  • Mary says:

    Bone broth with lots of garlic and onions.

  • Alexis says:

    I use hand sanitizer, wash my hands often, stay bundled up and totally avoid people who are sick… along with small children that have runny noses, haha. My children seem to stay sick during the winter.

  • Lori says:

    I love ginger tea! I’m excited to try this recipe! Thanks for being such an inspiration!
    We wash out hands a lot and drink tea with Great Lakes in it also!

  • Candace says:

    Oil pulling and zinc daily

  • Rene Hughes says:

    Drink lots of water…and sinus rinses are my go to fixes. Add in emergen-C if you still feel symptoms.

  • CindyR says:

    Coconut oil in my coffee and no processed foods!

  • Melissa says:

    I eat a lot of spinach and kale salads and put coconut oil in everything. I take vitamins and get plenty of rest. I also wash my hands a lot.

  • Teresa says:

    I take a supplement called Viracid daily.

  • Julie K. says:

    I take Vitamin D3….not just in the winter, but all year long!

  • Tara says:

    Vitamin D and plenty of rest!

  • Carsen says:

    Lots and lots of hot water with lemon, and a garlic supplement every day.

  • Starlett McBean says:

    Oil pull every morning with Coconut Oil 🙂

  • Sandy says:

    Love to eat leafy greens, soups with broth, lots of fresh air and exercise.

  • Sandy in Iowa says:

    Lots of handwashing!

  • Stephanie W says:

    I take lots of Ester C and FCLO!

  • Cici says:

    How do you suggest serving hot? And by “squeezed lime” you mean the husk left after juicing the lime?

  • Linda says:

    Drink Green Juice, get enough sleep and use raw honey and cinnamon.

  • Becky Lofald says:

    Hydration, Vitamin C, and sleep.

  • Kendell says:

    Chiropractic, and vitamin c, lots of water!

  • kim mayes says:

    I stay healthy during flu season by making a lot of bone broth and freezing it I had never heard of it before but thanks to maria I have been making it this winter.

  • Jana says:

    I use Maria’s supplement plans! They make me superhuman against almost everything! Plus… if I feel something starting I take Umcka 4 xs a day.

  • Joan M says:

    I wash my hands often, use Purell, Vit C, D3 etc… and follow my husband around with a can of Lysol spray!

  • Susan Lynn says:

    Anxious to try coconut oil pulling…I would love a giant tub of coconut oil!

  • Vickie Lee says:

    I make sure I’m loaded up on my vitamins stay plenty hydrated sanitize my surroundings and load up on ginger tea!

  • Sandra says:

    Eating healthy. Washing hands. Lots of rest and tea with raw honey and lemon.

  • Amy says:

    Probiotics & fermented cod liver oil!

  • Hannah says:

    Eating low carb has improved my over all health, but to be quite honest my whole family is pretty immune to the flu.

  • Kathleen says:

    Avoid contact with sick people as much as possible, regular hand washing and carrying wipes for myself and for public surfaces I am exposed to. D3 and other regular supplements as well as eating good foods!

  • Chris says:

    Vitamin C, D, & A help the immune system.
    Make sure to get some garlic and ginger In your diet. Alternating hit and cold showers to stimulate the immune system. Oh, and I love garlic mullein ear oil. Salt water nasal rinses help keep everything flowing, too.

  • Stevie Radzinski says:

    Hand washing, drinking lots of water, eating healthy and exercising, using essential oils 🙂

  • Melissa says:

    Drink lots of water, eat lots of greens, probiotics, and remembering to exercise! Definitely going to try the ginger tea! Yum 🙂

  • Bobbie says:

    Wash hands! Prepare bone broth and fill my freezer with soups and broth. I always have it on hand! get plenty of fresh air and I use coconut oil for EVERYTHING. Cooking, on my skin, on toast, oil pulling… Love it!

  • Joni Owada says:

    We wash hands a lot, gargle with black tea, and take vitamin C. We also try and eat a lot of garlic.

  • Sandy Munn says:

    Now Foods has a lozenge called Elderberry & Zinc. Whenever we feel like we’re coming down with a cold or something else, we suck on a few of these lozenges and usually by the next day, we’re fine! Also, when we got into stores or restaurants, we use a hand sanitizer when we get back to our car.

  • Cynthia says:

    I started the Maria way three years ago. I drink ginger tea with a dash a cayenne and lemon in the morning. Result, inflammation down and no more colds or bronchitis since!!

  • Gena Newman says:

    To stay healthy I take magnesium, eat well, take vitamin D, mouthwash with coconut oil and keep reading your books and FB posts.

  • Sarah says:

    I drink a lot of water, and stay away from processed foods and sugar ( which lowers the immune system ). I haven’t gotten sick, let alone had the flu in over 2 1/2 years with this approach! 🙂

  • Ann Bimberg says:

    Wash hands a lot. Ginger tea. Vit C and Zinc.

  • Jackie Adlington says:

    For one I try to stay away from sick people. Right! So then I wash my hands a lot. Get plenty of rest and eat good food!! We made Maria’s Meatloaf last night for dinner…Yummy! I haven’t been sick in a long time so I think it is working.

  • Natalie says:

    I try to build my immunity up as much as I can and make sure everyone uses proper hand washing

  • Karen says:

    I get out and snowshoe even when it’s below zero!

  • WoolyNC says:

    Stay away from people and especially those little petri dishes called children. Heehee.

  • Hannah says:

    Wash hands, drink water, take D3, etc.

    I had an Indian friend who made ginger chai/tea frequently (a little different because she also used black tea, sugar & milk, so it was more like a ginger chai). Yum!

  • Jill says:

    Exercising and eating whole foods seems to be enough for me for the most part. I don’t go out of my way to avoid germs. If I start feeling something coming on, I take colostrum until the symptoms go away.

  • chris says:

    Vitamin c & d and lots of water

  • Amy says:

    I definitely DO NOT GET A FLU SHOT!!!

  • Maria says:

    I drink a ginger/acv mixture often and moreso if someone around me is sick or I feel a virus creeping upon me.

  • Melissa says:

    Keep eating healthy, drink lots of water, up vitamin intake. We use coconut oil in place of butter for the most part, not that organic butter isn’t ok, coconut oil just has more benefits. I’d love to win it so I wouldn’t have to buy it for one month 🙂

  • Claudette Melanson says:

    I would love to win this for my sister in the states. She has three girls and is trying so hard to get healthy. This would help out a lot. Thanks for all the awesome giveaway!

  • Cinde Morris says:

    Washing hands, getting good sleep, coconut oil….

  • Liz S. says:

    I wash my hands frequently, drink plenty of water, get lots of rest, and avoid unnecessary contact with people.

  • Cindy says:

    Spend a lot of time outdoors and wash hands frequently!

  • Tina Manniello says:

    I avoid the flu shot 🙂 I really think it’s not necessary

  • Karen says:

    I try to drink plenty of fluids and frequently wash hands, door knobs, keyboards, and other surfaces that are used often.

  • Lori Anne says:

    Hand washing , getting my sleep and proper diet

  • barbara lumaye says:

    I drink a cup of bone broth, every day. Use it in my food. I truly believe it helped me while everyone around us got sick

  • Joy says:

    During flu season or when around sickness, I take my daily dose of bone broth, ginger tea and golden milk. This is turmeric paste with a bit of black pepper in coconut/almond milk with coconut oil. And a cup of warm lemon water, here and there throughout day. 🙂

  • Stacy says:

    I eat good, sleep well, take my vitamins and wash my hands.

  • vanessa says:

    I try to get enough sleep and eat more green stuff

  • Tracy says:

    I avoid all human contact to stay healthy. Seriously, I wash my hands and eat well.

  • Hannah says:

    I am a big believer in Apple Cider Vinegar! I drink 2tbs to 16oz or water, freshly grated ginger and a little liquid stevia. I litterally mix “cocktails” at work at my desk. My co-workers think its hilarious! But I seem to ward off the germs 🙂

  • Cyndi says:

    I’ve been saving my money in order to purchase Maria’s accelerated package. The photos are so inspirational. I’ve been trying on my own but I need help. I talk the talk, but I’m struggling with the walk. Hopefully I too will be part of her success clients soon!! I Can’t wait….

  • Holly Ross says:

    I’ve noticed that when we eat low carb / keto we don’t get sick like everyone. So as other people start getting more sick our diets get more strict. When we don’t feel as well we eat more bone broth and coconut oil, take Epsom salt baths, and use coconut oil as a lotion – esp. before bed. We just seem to miss flu season every year. We don’t bother with the shots either.

  • Bobbie says:

    Consistency is the key in your rest and your and your diet. I work with the public so I clean and wipe down things more frequently. Green tea….vitamin c

  • Valerie says:

    Hand washing of course….but INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT, and REST, and GOOD FOOD, and HYDRATION and ZINC, along with other supplements seems to keep me healthy. Haven’t had “the flu” in years (can’t remember) or a cold in ages…can’t remember that either. I’ve worked at my job (for 15 + years and have taken less than 10 days sick time TOTAL – ever!

  • Tina Falasca says:

    I drink lots of fresh squeezed veggie juice and always include ginger. I never get sick!

  • Susan says:

    I haven’t been sick this season, thank goodness. I use a lot of coconut oil for cooking and oil pulling. Plus, I make every effort to eat LCHF.

  • Kristin says:

    Flu shot, hand washing and rest!

  • Cathy Griffice says:

    I try to keep my immune system healthy by getting enough sleep, eating the right foods and following Maria’s blog….

  • loyri halliburton says:

    Wash my hands, workout, drink plenty of water and eat alot of oranges, drink honey ginger tea.

  • Leah Odom says:

    Eating healthy, washing hands often, and drinking Gypsy cold remedy tea. Delicious!!

  • Marisa says:

    Washing hands, eating healthy, working out, diffusing oils

  • Sheri Woody says:

    I work in an elementary school, so we are always reminding everyone to wash their hands, and sneeze into your elbows.

  • Barbara says:

    Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and onions, and garlic. 🙂

  • Alexia t says:

    I am working on eating healthy and exercise. I also have started to try bee pollen when I feel like I am getting sick. So far I still am getting sick but it isn’t lasting as long.

  • Alexia t says:

    Oh…I forgot to mention I drink ginger/mint infused water almost daily and it really helps with my digestion issues! I did not realize that is also helps with other things 🙂

  • Renee says:

    Vitamin d and eat healthy!

  • nancy says:

    sleeping 8 hour handwashing lots lots of antioxidant vegies apple cider vinegar everyday and always lemon h20

  • Marti says:

    We simply eat healthy and use doTERRA essential oils

  • Rachel says:

    lots of vit D

  • jennifer weinzirl says:

    Lots of water, exercise, tea and lemon

  • Tracy says:

    Vit C, Vit D and lots of water!

  • Debbie says:

    Ditto to what most others are saying: wash hands frequently, Vit. D., coconut oil, NO SUGAR, zinc daily! Exercise…..

  • Jennifer says:

    We eat lots of fermented foods.

  • Olya says:

    Lots of hot tea with lemon and ginger. Lots of soups made on homemade broth

  • Kristen says:

    Bone broth!

  • Julia Lothamer says:

    Wash hands often, take vitamins, drink my water and try to get plenty of rest!!

  • Aubrey says:

    I use doterra and drink plenty of water!

  • Anne Logston says:

    Concentrate on exercise, drinking plenty of liquids, getting enough sleep, and a cup of homemade chicken broth almost every day. I make ginger tea too, but I drink it hot with no lime, just plenty of ginger!

  • Rebecca H says:

    Learned my lesson. Been eating LCHF lifestyle for several months. Went off last weekend for a couple meals just to see. 4 days later came down with the flu. Lying in bed right now with a bad chest cold that the flu has turned into. I’m sure it’s from eating the SAD diet. Learned my lesson

  • Sharon Looper says:

    Chicken bone broth!!

  • Jamie Rebecca says:

    I sanitize my hand a lot but it didn’t seem to work this year. My 6 year had a stomach virus beginning of the month. Which then turned into my 13 month old getting it for SEVEN days. I then had it over the superbowl. Now my 6 year old has strep and the rest of us colds. February has been brutal on my family. So has the snow lately in Pennsylvania!!! Any tips for kids would be appreciated!

  • Mark says:

    Echinacea made with habanero peppers and garlic- drink fresh lemonade and bone broth as well.

  • Katie says:

    Vitamin D

  • Revonda says:

    Plenty of rest, ginger tea, zinc, vitamin c and coconut oil all get increased during colds/flu.

  • Kathy Ropponen says:

    Healthy, clean eating in flu season!! Maria all the way! 🙂

  • Mary says:

    Vitamins D3 and C, hand washing, and lots of green tea!

  • Susan says:

    I haven’t done anything other than not touching my face with my hands and being mindful of washing my hands more often.

  • Sara Weeks says:

    Ginger tea, and extra vitamin D and Zinc.

  • EllenCF says:

    wash my hands a lot! and avoid those who are too inconsiderate to stay home when they are sick and insist on coming to work – have a lot of those and I work at a medical school!

  • Leigh says:

    We use Thieves essential oil from Young Living

  • Terri M. says:

    Eat healthy and was my hands frequently.

  • KateB says:

    Our favourite winter concoction involves ginger, garlic, and lemon simmered into a zippy, sinus clearing hot drink. Extra vitamins, hand washing and avoiding the sick and miserable whenever possible.

  • Deana says:

    I make sure to eat sauerkraut and take my probiotics. I also take oscillococcinum at the first sign of anything, just in case. I also use gallons of coconut oil, so this would be a great prize for me!

  • Jo says:

    I make my own bath salts with epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, coconut oil and lavender essential oil. It is so relaxing to soak in a hot sale bath to get rid of the toxins. I also make bone broth — chicken, turkey, beef — and sip a cup first thing in the morning into which I have stired one to two tablespoons of coconut oil.

  • Rebecca says:

    Rest, hydration, healthy eating and extra Vitamin C, D and zinc if I feel “it” coming on

  • Sheila says:

    We stay out of public as much as possible, wash hands a lot, try not to get run down, we don’t share drinks (seems to be super important with our family of 9;), take fantastic vitamins and minerals!

  • Shawna says:

    I up my fluid intake & get extra rest. I will definitely be trying this tea!

  • Roxanne says:

    I make sure I wash my hands often and get lots of rest and exercise.

  • Anna says:

    1. Eat super clean
    2. Take supplements
    3. Extra hand washing

  • Karen says:

    During flu season I drink more fluids, exercise, take coconut oil daily and try to oil pull several times a week. I love ginger, too and add it to most smoothies. I will definitely try this recipe.

  • Rachel says:

    Eat my fruits and vegs:)

  • Suzanne says:

    Washing hands. Keeping vitamin D3 levels up. Lots of quality sleep.

  • Angela Johnson says:

    Load up on FCLO, fish oil, probiotics and plenty of lemon water and tea.

  • Ginny says:

    I place rolls of paper towels in the bathrooms for the family to use when hand washing vs a common towel. Trying to get our guts in balance to ward of sick germs too.

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  • Jae says:

    Generally just try and keep myself well rested.

  • RebeccaC says:

    I pretty much pull out all the stops (that I can think of) in cold and flu season: hand washing up the wazoo, supplements, apple cider vinegar, tea, coconut oil, increase home humidity, etc.

  • gina says:

    I wash my hands a lot, sleep well, eat well & add lots of garlic.

  • Taya Greene says:

    Plenty of sleep and exercise, eating healthy, whole foods, drinking lemon water every morning, drinking tea, and taking coconut oil every day:)

  • Stacey says:

    I have CO in my morning BPC and I am the only one that hasn’t gotten sick around here 🙂

  • Theresa says:

    No colds, flu, sicknesses since following Maria’s supplemental advice. It’s AWESOME!!

  • Andrea says:

    Drink plenty of water and sleep as much as possible!

  • Cindy says:

    Elderberry syrup with local honey and apple cider vinegar. Have not been sick in over a year!!

  • Desire says:

    I take my vitamins, get good sleep and drink homemade broth and natural calm everyday.

  • Linda says:

    Get lots of sleep and exercise!

  • Sheridan says:

    Drinking lots of water, hand washing, and sleep! 🙂

  • Heather says:

    I take fermented cod liver oil every day.

  • Anne says:

    Keep my Vitamin D level between 60-80. I test every 6 months to maintain. Single biggest factor in prevention for me. Also take Vitamin C, eat healthy and sleep good.

  • JoEllen says:

    Using Thieves essential oil from Young Living has cut our getting colds or flu by 90%….

  • Georgia Keesler says:

    Love, love, love coconut oil….cook with it…dress with it (salads)…eat it by the spoonfuls….moisturize my skin with it and per this blog….I’m on my way to the kitchen to try the Ginger tea. LOL!!!!

  • Paula says:

    Supplements like D3, and Thieves oil have helped to keep my family healthy this winter. We have not had to take 1 day of sick time this winter!!! Yeah!!!

  • Sheila says:

    We use a lot of ginger root. We put it in our hot tea. Echinacea, Nettle, Tulsi teas are great for staying healthy. I make mine bullet proof! We also make infusions with Mullein and rose hips.

  • jean says:

    Eating healthy foods and washing hands frequently.

  • Emily says:

    Lots of fluids, handwashing, and sleep!

  • Caroline says:

    Drinking my tea! Studying to be a master herbalist so I have to experiment with different herbs for health and wellness!

  • Amanda says:

    Lots of hand washing, and this year, as I’m completely sugar free for the first time ever, I find that I’m much healthier. Getting enough sleep seems important too, and exercise!

  • Mary says:

    Bone broth keeps me healthy! Plus lots of water and a shot of Braggs apple cider vinegar in the morning.

  • belinda says:

    drink plenty of water and take vit C and D

  • belinda says:

    also do weekly foot baths

  • Wanda says:

    For flu season we do extra sleep, coconut oil in whatever I can put it in, and probiotics.

  • Pam says:

    I make elderberry syrup that we take daily along with 8-10 drops of Liquid Advantage. I also make bone broth that everyone enjoys. We supplement with D3 and include garlic everywhere we can. I personally make sure I get in at least 30 minutes of exercise most days and get plenty of sleep. After taking my dad to the hospital we all came down with the flu. I have to say, I sailed right through it! It felt like no more than a cold and I was better within a few days as opposed to the 2+ weeks the others were sick for. The others, by the way, all had that dreaded flu shot.

  • nichele Mason says:

    I eat right!! Keto adapt of course! Lots of fermented foods!! Take my vitamins. Ask if this to keep my immune system boosted! 🙂

  • Jane says:

    I drink lots of water and wash my hands often.

  • Tannya says:

    Lots of coconut oil , enough sleep and daily vitamin (especially Vitamin D)

  • Erin says:

    Drink lots of water, wash hands, take zinc and vitamin D, get my rest and eat well. And I’m around a lot of people through work, so I think just being exposed to some of it makes my immune system work better.

  • Amy Field says:

    We stay healthy during cold and flu season by getting enough vitamin D, lots of sleep and eating well, seems to work well for us!

  • Lisa says:

    I take extra vitamin D, C and avoid the sugary treats of the season.

  • Julie W. says:

    taking probiotics helps and staying away from sick people

  • Stacy says:

    We do several things to stay healthy during the flu season. Everyone is taking a probiotic and Vitamin D. We eat well, drink plenty of fluids and do not consume sugar. We get our sleep, exercise and stretch each day. No one has had the flu for three years.

    As far as that coconut oil. We would LOVE it. We use coconut oil all the time.

  • Judy says:

    Vitamin D bone broth and probiotics are my line of defense!

  • Melody says:

    Healthy eating, bone broth & vitamins.

  • Josie Fleming says:

    wash my hands a lot..open public doors with a paper towel or wipe..Doterra Onguard essential oil.

  • Jody says:

    I’ve started making my own elderberry syrup and dosing everyone each morning and every time someone starts to have any symptoms I’ve been trying to get in the habit of getting a jar of bone broth out of the freezer for soup and sipping.

  • Christina says:

    I drink a lot of tea, water and smoothies and take vitamin C.

  • Julie Henderson says:

    Plenty of water and 8 hours of sleep at night .

  • Patti says:

    Love the coconut oil which helps in staying healthy plus eating right. Always remember to wash hands.

  • Holly says:

    Typically lots of hand-washing & vitamin C…I have added a spoon of coconut oil to my coffee every morning this season and no sickness so far 😉 whoohoo

  • Debbie Meissner says:

    Wash my hands a lot, up my Vit. C and D3. Making some Ginger tea right now. Another use for ginger is if you are breastfeeding and get an infected or clogged milk duct, make a compress of grated ginger steeped in water and apply to the breast and the ginger will draw out the infection.

  • Kathy says:

    I make sure to eat totally according to plan. Haven’t had the flu in years. I can’t remember the last time. In fact I’ve only had 1 cold in the last five years that I can remember.

  • Linda F. says:

    I very seldom am ill. The same goes for my family, except my husband. Bless his heart! He does have a tendency to get colds more often than the rest of us. All I do is cook what I consider to be healthy meals. My husband and I take senior vitamins plus I take 1200 mg’s of Calcium daily. (or is it measured in IU’s? I don’t recall). So I am not a good example as my genes have protected me from illness. Now, if only the osteoarthritis in my knees would go away, life would be fantabulous at 64!

  • Teresa says:

    Vitamin D

  • Misty says:

    I have been trying elderberry bark syrup at the first sign of symptoms!

  • Anna says:

    I do my best to stay healthy by keeping up with my Maria recommended supplements!!

  • Carol says:

    I keep up with supplements and if I feel cold like symptoms I up my vitamin D and take Rx Defense.

  • Debi says:

    I keep up with eating the “in season” fruit and veggies, exercise and make sure to get my 8 hrs of sleep each night. Oh… and I wash my hands with just normal soap!!

  • Candice says:

    Lots of fluids good meals and Vitamin D daily!

  • Claire says:

    Get plenty of sleep and exercise, vitamin D from 10-15 min in the sun when possible (I use the D minder app that tells me the times it’s available in my city), FCLO, green tea. The only time I remember having the flu was in 5th grade, some 37 years ago.

  • Kathy says:

    I take vitamin C.

  • ruth says:

    we drink kombucha tea. I think it really helps our immune system

  • Sarah Miech says:

    I ingest lots of vitamin C and wash my hands constantly during flu season to stay healthy!

  • Alida says:

    I use activated charcoal at the first sign of sickness. We mix it in applesauce. Works every time.

  • Terri Bullard says:

    don’t touch my face unless my hands are clean.

  • claire says:

    I love ginger!
    I use it a lot in my cooking.

  • claire says:

    For the flu,wash ,wash wash your hands……..sneeze into your elbow.

  • Adrienne says:

    Oil of Oregano is my go to during flu season!

  • Deanna S says:

    hand sanitizer is always in easy reach!

  • Joy says:

    I use oil of oregano as needed!

  • Susanne says:

    During flu season I take my vitamin C, make sure I take all my supplements, eat well and wash my hands a lot.

  • C Bibler says:

    This ginger tea sounds super easy and tasty… 🙂 Thanks for sharing~

  • C Bibler says:

    In regards to flu season, lots of hand washing, avoiding children, and tea or broth whenever I start feeling down. 🙂

  • SaraLM says:

    I like elderberry syrup to keep my immunity up. We use a variety of things also, including essential oils, teas, rest….

  • Gerri says:

    Vit D3, extra Vit C, Tulsi Lemon-Ginger tea & a humidifier to combat dry winter air.

  • Kim says:

    Garlic and goldenseal, with echinacea tea.

  • France says:

    I hope you’ll see this in the midst of all of the contest entries. I can’t enter as I’m on the wrong continent :'(
    But I do have a question…. I guess you wouldn’t need to peel the ginger, would you?
    I used to make something similar where I’d just put slices of ginger in water, and let it sit there and add more water, it would last quite a while!!!
    Whilst I’m here, my tip is Vitamin C, zinc, and lots of water, and as much sun as I can get… I’ve been sick A LOT less frequently, if at all, since eating “cleaner”… 😀

  • LMuse says:

    Lots of hand washing, vitamins and probiotics. It hasn’t helped much this winter however. I got the flu and wasn’t completely healthy for a month. 🙁

  • Susan Broughton says:

    Sometimes I wonder if it isn’t just luck. But I try to eat right, take care of myself, and get lots of reat.

  • Chelsea says:

    Get adjusted by achiropractor weekly and use essential oils! Not eating sugar makes it so we hardly get sick 🙂

  • Ana says:

    We use a guardian oil spray that we inhale the mist before going into busy places. It is a mixture of enzyme water, colloidal silver, and Guardian oil! It has helped us in so many ways!!! Plus we up our Vit D! Awesome awesome awesome!!!!!

  • Kris in Alaska says:

    I rarely do get sick even when it’s all around me but this year I’ve had pink eye and a chest cold within a week! Lots of hand washing and green chai tea!

  • LaDonna says:

    Follow the Maria Way; Eating well and getting plenty of rest!

  • sarah says:

    We eat as healthy as possible, fresh fruit and veggies, drink water, plenty of rest, Vit D3, Young Living essential oils and prayers of thankfulness to God for our many blessings. 🙂

  • Sandra Amlong says:

    I have been doing the oil pulling with the coconut oil.

  • Anita says:

    I work the graveyard shift at a fire department. I try to make sure I’m getting enough sleep, taking my supplements, eating right and drinking plenty of water. Just being diligent with all you have taught us!

  • Julie says:

    Kombucha tea, lots of ginger and sleep!! Good hand washing works also!!

  • Katana says:

    Ginger tea any my Nettie pot keep me healthy

  • Jeannine says:

    Oil pulling and nettie potting!

  • Mimi says:

    Sad that I can’t enter the contest because I don’t use social networking sites. That is,okay, though, because I do use coconut oils. You have a nice website.

  • Denise says:

    Wash hands and eat well!!!

  • Kathy Miles says:

    Just doing what I do anyway which is eat grain-free, sugar-free and wash my hands a lot.

  • Melinda says:

    being in the health care profession, flu shots are not an option i’m able to skip. i eat plenty of fresh vegetables, greens especially, drink plenty of water and wash my hands often.

  • Devon says:

    Drink lots of water, take my probiotics, eat the Maria way, and get enough sleep.

  • Anne-Marie says:

    I make sure to take my probiotics, extra vitamin c and vitamin d! And of course continue to eat the Maria way!

  • Barbara Douglass says:

    I drink plenty of fluids, wash my hands frequently, clean the grocery cart and wipe my hands at the grocery store and drink green tea or ginger tea. I also take vitamin c and d and get plenty of rest and eat healthy. I have not been sick during flu season in years. Knock on wood.

  • chanin says:

    I love their coconut oil! I use it for cooking and to make lotion bars to help my daughter with he eczema

  • Meagan says:

    I was my hand after everything. Drink a ton of tea. Love the website.

  • Cynthia says:

    Handwashing, handwashing, handwashing. Can you tell I’m a nurse? 🙂 BUT also Vit C, Garlic oil capsules and zinc.

  • Kathleen says:

    Oil of Oregano

  • Michelle says:

    To avoid flu/winter colds I increase vitamin D, zinc, and odorless garlic pills. I am also very careful about going places if any of my family feel under the weather.

  • Terri says:

    We do a Vit D3 therapy two times during flu season (in the beginning, then in December). On top of the daily D3 we take. Haven’t had the flu since we switched over to this method a few years ago (hopefully I didn’t just jinx us).

  • Merry says:

    I eat as heathy as possible and hand sanitizer/washing. Oh and sleep, lots of.

  • Katie says:

    We drink lots of tea with apple cider vinegar, ginger and raw honey. And of course, use coconut oil!

  • Charlene says:

    Stay out of Walmart where all the sickies are!!

  • Aimee J says:

    we eat well, get sleep, use doTERRA essenital oils, wash hands, vitamins & extra vitamin D = healthy family

  • Meredith says:

    Lots of vitamin C and zinc, plenty of rest, and staying hydrated.

  • Sarah says:

    Wash my hands!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I LOVE coconut oil! Over this past year I’ve progressively turned over my kitchen and my eating habits to heal my body! I use coconut oil for my cooking and soon will be using it for more. I’m looking into making some of my own products. I so enjoy reading the testimonies on Maria’s blog as they give me encouragement and motivation!

  • Katie Saito says:

    Drink lots of water, wash my hands extra and stay away from junk food!

  • Amanda C. says:

    Washing hands and tea!

  • Joni says:

    Take my probiotic 3 times a day.

  • Gina says:

    I would love this coconut oil!

  • Jessie says:

    Thieves essential oil and adequate sleep

  • Rachel says:

    Lemon tea, kiefer, and lots of sleep to keep up my immune system!

  • Misty says:

    I drink lemon water, use Truth , alkalete, pure from Yoli. Try hard to eat the Maria way!!! :). Thanks for a chance at wining the coconut oil!! Love it.

  • Tessa says:

    During the “flu season” I wash my hands very often, and increase my intake of garlic, lemon (and lime), and water. I also make sure I’m steady with chiropractic care, coconut oil, and immune building supplements.

  • Jan Johnson says:

    We wash hands after every store visit, eat clementines and citrus all winter for vitamin C, and just eat healthy overall – it has been three years since I had a cold and because of asthma and sinus issues I used to get them all the time!

  • Rhiannon says:

    Well, NOW that I’m over 3 weeks of having a cold, I am taking lots of Vit C, Super Lysine and revving up on the pro-biotics.

  • tammy says:

    I try to keep up on the vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy also use essential oils

  • Laura O says:

    Love coconut oil

  • Jessica Landrum says:

    I wash my hands a lot and avoid touching my eyes. I also use essential oils and make sure to take my supplements.

  • Mary Ann Pariseau says:

    I Drink lots of water and tea all day !!!

  • Koreena says:

    We take our plant based vites including Echinacea. I have an in home daycare, do there is much hand washing and sanitizing. I have my family on MCT oil and Cod Liver oil daily and we cook exclusively with organic coconut oil of course! Thank you for doing such a cool giveaway!!

  • Niki says:

    I wash my hands a lot and take vitamins.

  • Koreena says:

    Oh, and I shared your FB page with my friends & tagged ya 😀

  • Theresa says:

    I eat clean, take cod liver oil, drink a green drink every day, moringa, vitamin c, plenty of water & use Young Living essential oil esp Thieves. I also take zinc lozenges & Thieves lozenges when I start to feel under the weather.

  • Theresa Hiles says:

    Staying healthy – eating healthy, getting enough rest, and lots of fluids.

  • Theresa Hiles says:

    Washing hands several times a day can’t hurt either.

  • Suzette says:

    I wash my hands with good old fashioned soap 7 water, Take loads of vitamin C and drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.

  • Katie Jan says:

    I build up my immunity by eating nothing but whole foods. 🙂

  • Selena says:

    I eat well, get lots of rest, wash my hands & exercise to keep the ol’ body feeling good!!

  • kel says:

    Washing my hands and eating the Maria way! =)

  • Julie says:

    We use essential oils, vitamin D and elderberry syrup. I will be brewing up some of this tea though to keep in fridge!

  • Terri says:

    I wash my hands more often, up my vitamin intake and get regular chiropractic adjustments (a healthy spine is a healthy body).

  • Theresa Sykes says:

    I take Elderberry Defense and keep hands washed.

  • erin says:

    propolis and quercitin

  • Anita says:

    As soon as I feel a twinge coming on, I’m hitting the echinacea and vitamin c. Also drink a lot of herbal teas and get plenty of rest. It’s very unusual that I get sick “officially.” I think “extra rest” is the missing link for a lot of people during flu season. Healthy eating, lots of liquids and plenty of rest set the body up to be strengthened during that time…

  • kim says:

    Between using Maria’s & my Mom’s tricks to staying healthy, I use the stand by hand washing & power of positivity.

  • Laura says:

    Trying to find where I can get your books in Canada without paying huge shipping fees that are higher than the cost of the book. Maybe a store in Buffalo or Niagara Falls carries them?

  • Amy says:

    Lots of hand washing, extra zinc when starting to feel under the weather and eating well throughout the year

  • Jen says:

    I take a multivitamin daily and bundle up in these nasty months of winter.

  • sarah stepec says:

    We eat a very low sugar diet and that seems to help us avoid serious episodes of

  • Audrey says:

    Since the post is from February 16th, I am assuming the draw will be March 2nd, not February 2nd. Would that be correct?
    I like lemon water to stay hydrated (seem to drink more that way) and try to keep my washed hands away from my face to keep healthy.

  • jennifer gill says:

    Thanks! I make a great fermented lemon slices with fresh ginger and honey, to sweeten my teas with. It can also be added to just plain warm water. 🙂

  • Kelsey says:

    Probiotic, coconut oil, thieves oil, and a healthy diet.

  • Teresa says:

    Lots of handwashing, vitamin D and C. Staying away from people who are sick

  • Carol says:

    I take lots of extra Vitamin C, Zinc, and Sambucus. I always take a lot of Vitamin D, but I make sure to get lots of fresh air and sunshine, too, and try to drink even more water, because when it’s cold outside, I’m not inclined to drink as much.

  • Samantha says:

    I love ginger tea…I actually use it to help with digestion when I get stomach pains or gas….takes it away asap. I recently have started to make water Kefir because of all the health benefits….so far so good.

  • Rachel says:

    avoid sugar and wheat to stay healthy!!!

  • Sandy says:

    I stay active — lots of exercise during a time of year when it’s really appealing to huddle under a blanket and not move until spring!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Lots of rest and LOTS of water

  • Jenn says:

    exercise, vitamin D3, and Zinc

  • Kris says:

    Exercise, hydrate, and Vitamin C

  • Shari says:

    Vitamin D and C…doubling doses for winter months.

  • Tiff says:

    I eat jalapeno’s frequently to encourage productive drainage and keep my immune system on edge.

  • Lillian says:

    I take super duper food derived multi-vitamins and diffuse essential oils. Extra handwashing of course!

  • Amber says:

    Hand washing

  • Jenne Griffin says:

    To stay healthy I up my Vitamin C , fermented probiotics increase my D, make homemade ginger tea everyday and continue to eat as close to ground as I can,wash your hands a lot and stay rested.

  • Nathan says:

    Lots of hand washing, hand sanitizer, and I take lots of good supplemental vitamins and minerals. Since going Keto, I’ve been sick far less! Yay healthy body!

  • Charmen says:

    Drink my green tea, keep my hands washed, use my essential oils, and continue with my supplements!

  • Rachael says:

    My fibromyalgia allows me to hibernate through the winter, thanks to this adaptation I no longer worry about coming into contact with sick people. =P

  • Lucretia says:

    I drink more bone broth and water kefir.

  • Sodapop says:

    I drink tons of tea and wash my hands after touching surfaces that may be “contaminated”

  • Amy says:

    I try to get rest. I also amp things up with apple cider vinegar and thieves oil when kids or husband are sick.

  • Janey B says:

    Lots of hot tea, Vit C, essential oils, adequate sleep.

  • Lynell says:

    We eat a lot of real foods and very little in the way of processed foods or sugar. Also, lots of natural immune boosters like garlic, ginger and greens, and we don’t seem to get sick very often at all anymore.

  • Susan says:

    I wash my hands CONSTANTLY &, of course, eat lots of the foods recommended by you, Maria! 🙂

  • RebeccaR. says:

    Wash, wash, wash and wash my hands. Repeat.

  • apryl says:

    eating well is the best defense for a healthy immune system 🙂

  • Patty says:

    Vitamin D!!!! and great food!!

  • Linda says:

    I have been guzzling lots of bone broth, working hard at “clean eating”, and no flu shot for me either. So far, so good! Many around me have had it already though. I LOVE Coconut Oil.

    Just ready to make ginger tea.

  • Jamie says:

    Lemon water, washing hands, sleep and clean eating

  • Amy S says:

    I have found exercise has made a big difference this year. I also put coconut oil in every cup of coffee or tea, as well as in with the Chinese herbs prescribed by my acupuncturist.

  • Denise says:

    No flu shot! The only extra supplement I take specifically for flu season is zinc/elderberry and only when I feel a little run down.

  • Sierra says:

    We drink a lot of herbal tea with coconut oil.

  • Gemma Lill says:

    I carry my own pens instead of using the ones that a hundred people touch and wash with soap and water most of the time. Working in a hospital I have plenty of exposure to both viruses and hand sanitizer!

  • Heidi says:

    lots of veggies and good healthy diet

  • Paula says:

    Ohhhh…coconut oil! I’d love this giant tub!
    I found that by taking the probiotics and just general better eating (no wheat, grains, starchy carbs) I am getting sick less. Got a wee bit of a cold but it was only a little sinus thing that didn’t require meds of any type. Kids haven’t been sick either – lots of folks I know with Strep multiple times this winter and we haven’t had it once. I think this whole food/no processed food way of eating is keeping us all healthier.

  • Maria says:

    I’ve worked with children for over 20 years. I have built up a great immune system. Typically I only start to catch something about once a year. When I do I turn to higher doses of vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, echinacea, and goldenseal. Usually nips anything I’m catching in the bud! Oh… and wash, wash, wash! 🙂

  • Belinda says:

    Hello Maria,
    I’m finally emailing you after following your blog for about 1 1/2 years and reading our book on metabolism. I’m very nervous because this is my first time posting on your blog ( or any blog). 🙂
    My story is quite unusual & somewhat involved so I won’t go into great detail right now. However, I definitely plan to get a health assessment from you in the near future.

    In the meantime, I do have a pressing issue that I hope you’ll be able to give me some input on. Based on your recommendations in your book, I’ve been taking some supplements, one seems to be causing me to have loose stool (UltraFlora Balance Probiotics). I also started taking 5-HTP about 1 week later so not sure if this side effect is from 1 or the other. Have you ever encountered this with any of your clients? Please help.

    Thanks so much for all that you do (along with your husband, Craig). You are so inspirational & you are truly helping so many people…many like me whom you may or may never hear from through your blog.

    I look forward to also having my assessment soon.
    Belinda 🙂

    • cemmerich says:

      Thanks so much Belinda! Some people will need to introduce probiotics more slowly. Try reducing the amount or take one every other day for a bit. 🙂

  • Ann Huseby says:

    We take Wellness Season as an additional supplement in addition to being diligent about hand washing year round. If we feel something coming on, we gargle with salt water, take extra zinc, vit. D, echinacea, and Alpha CF, a homeopathic. I meant for the kids to do the gargling every day during flu season, but haven’t followed through.

  • Belinda says:

    Thanks so much for your speedy response. I really appreciate it!

    I will try reducing it.

  • Melissa says:

    Maria, I love reading your blog, and have been inspired to start using coconut oil, nut flours and so many other things as healthy substitutes…would love to win this tub! I have been slowly incorporating more organic, green and raw foods into my diet as well, and can tell a big difference this winter. I drink ginger/lemon tea everyday, take probiotics and wash my hands frequently. Thanks for sharing your journey and your light!

  • Jenny says:

    Oregano oil tablets!!

  • Tanya says:

    Lots of hand washing around here. I have the kids wash as soon as they walk in from school, and I try to keep the house as clean as possible with 3 kids 🙂

  • Tricia Cagle says:

    Wash our hands frequently, use essential oils, watch what we are eating, get lots of sleep and stay hydrated.

  • Tammy says:

    I love Coconut Oil…. for everything..

  • Tammy says:

    Vitamin D.. Lots of it..

  • Dianne says:

    We up our Vitamin D, Zinc and C intake. We also take ImmunoGuard from AdvoCare that has vitamin C, D and mushroom extracts.

  • Rita says:

    I oil pull every morning with coconut oil & have not been sick yet! !

  • Shannon says:

    We stay stocked up on vitamin d and probiotics.

  • Kim says:

    I drink lots of fluids, I take my supplements (b complex injection and vit d), eat right, and keep moving!

  • Karen says:

    I read Keto-Adapted and was wondering what would be the next book to buy. I am hoping there is one that spells out exactly what you can and can’t eat, and how to achieve the carb/protein/fat ratios. I understand there is no gluten or grains and that is it low-carb. I think I saw somewhere (book or blog) that you limit it to 30 carbs per day. Which carb and fiber foods are allowed? I saw a recipes with strawberries, so I assume berries are OK.

  • Michelle says:

    Lots of garlic and vit. D.

  • Heather says:

    Lots of water, exercise and clean eating. We wash our hands a lot. We also do not hide inside all winter. Lots of outside play to help our systems (when it’s not freezing)!

  • Crystal says:

    For flu season, I always get a flu shot before flu season. During flu season I drink lots of spicy Yogi Ginger tea and use doTerra On Guard essential oil blend. And, lastly, washing my hands a lot!

  • Sharon B. says:

    No flu shot! When I drink hot tea, I add ACV (instead of lemon) and raw honey.

  • Heather P. says:

    Bone broth and supplements of garlic and turmeric.

  • Kailee C. says:

    I take Vitamin D every day to keep my immune system healthy

  • paulette says:

    I don’ get flu shot. Take D3, drink lots of water, wash hands a lot and if needed take Standard Process Echinacea Premium and Congaplex

  • Minnie says:

    I never was really effected by the flu season. I take supplements and don’t eat the amount of sugar that many do. Maybe that’s my trick?

  • Denise Younge says:

    Lots of water, eating healthy and washing hands!!

  • Raeleen says:

    Drink 2tbsp ACV every day!

  • Kristin says:

    Neat giveaway! I take lots of Vitamin C. 🙂

  • lbug says:

    Healthy eats, ACV and coconut oil ( inside and outside of the body).

  • Norma Tumberg says:

    I take extra vitamin C and I have an echinacea tincture available at all times. (homemade by the way)

  • Nichole Vinter says:

    Wash my hands, lots of cauliflower, coconut oil, and staying away from sick people

  • Regan says:

    Wash hands constantly, take our vitamins and drink water.

  • Cristin says:

    We uptake the Vitamin d and C and add coconut oil to everything! I also use oil of oregano to fight the cold when we get something.

  • Kelly Gentz says:

    During the flu season we strive for good sleep, drinking more water, washing hands, sometimes essential oils, and getting our vitamins.

  • Sandy says:

    First time posting, but long time reading your blog. I find your blog helpful and thought provoking. My flu avoidance plan is simple, eat healthy, stay hydrated,stay active and wash my hands. Common sense and simple.

  • I use do terra essential oil “flu bomb” 5 drops of each – on guard, oregano and melaluca….it’s amazing. I also wash my hands A LOT and of course, eat well thanks to you :))))

  • Sky says:

    Aside from washing hands a lot, I drink green tea.

  • Kate says:

    I love this tea! It’s my 3rd time making it this week! I have a leaky gut and am working on it. I have been so loving your information and guidance on gelatin, l-glutamine, etc.

    Thanks so much!!

  • Jane says:

    If I feel something coming on, I take a supplement called Immunity Support from Arbonne and it seems to be just the boost I need to get me back on track.

  • Sandra says:

    washing my hands 🙂

  • Janet says:

    I increase my vitamin D and wash my hands a lot,

  • chris says:

    Vitamin D, lots of hand washing and good rest

  • Sue says:

    During flu season we are compulsive hand washers. If I feel like I’m coming down with something I use Airborne every 4 hours for a day or two. It has always stopped me from getting any worse. At the grocery store I use the wipes they provide to wipe down the grocery cart.

  • kelly says:

    Probiotics and wash hands!

  • Melissa says:

    I get as much sleep as possible, stay low carb, take my vitamins, and if I feel a hint of sickness I take echinacea. Haven’t been sick since I went low carb a year ago and I am a college student with roommates that are sick ALL the time! It’s amazing how well your immune system can work when you are treating your body right.

  • Lisa P says:

    I stay healthy with lots of hand washing, vitamin D, high-quality food, coconut oil, etc.

  • Elizabeth G. says:

    Washing my hands a lot and drinking lemon water in the morning and zinc supplements.

  • Amy says:

    Coconut oil, fermented cod liver oil & oregano oil!

  • Robby says:

    Eating the best quality food I can find. My girlfriend was on this LCHF diet with me but she did not lose weight. Which of your books would be best for her to read? Thanks

  • June says:

    Vitamin C overdose!! And plenty of fresh greens.

  • RJ says:

    Drinking ginger tea! Vitamin C, D3.

  • angina says:

    during flu season I stay healthy by NOT getting vaccinated! We also do accupuncture called moxabusion eat and drinkmour greens, stay warm and avoid processed foods.

  • Cindy says:

    Daily vitamins, lots of H2o and Green Tea consumption (although today I’m going to get Ginger Tea!) I also just made my very first purchase from Maria’s Store on Amazon yesterday. So much more to buy. Thank you!

  • Tiffany says:

    Wash hands and wipe down common surfaces like door knobs and keyboards/mouse/remote. Along with Thieves Young Living Essential Oil applied behind ears and down sides of neck help to keep the flu at bay.

  • Chris Staats says:

    I keep up on the vitamin C during flu/cold season and if I do come down with a sore throat, I make a concoction of coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and lemon juice to help ease the pain

  • abbie says:

    extra handwashing

  • kelley velasco says:

    cut an onion in half and leave it on your night stand

  • Kimberly Bauer says:

    I stay home mostly and wash my hands religiously after shopping or going out. Seems to have helped. And of course take my vitamins.

  • Terri B says:

    Lot of hand washing! But no flu shot for me.

  • April says:

    Wash hands and drink tea!

  • Joyce says:

    Hydration is so important along with keeping up with the right vitamin supplements. I also take 1 teaspoon of Colloidal Silver at the first inkling of a tickle, sniffle, scratchy throat, achy feely, yuckiness of any sort and that nips it in the bud! Since I started LC HF SF GF I haven’t been sick at all. 8 of us here at home and everyone had the “flu” and also relapsed, yet I did not get sick!!

  • April says:

    I take care of myself through diet and exercise! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Linda M says:

    I keep hands washed and eat healthy. I take zinc supplements also.

  • Darla says:

    I try to eat healthy, drink lots of water, use a humidifier, and I try to keep germs at bay by keeping my hands clean – esp after touching something public (like door knobs).

  • Alicia says:

    I do ginger tea too, as well as 500 mg vit C 3-4 times a day when there is a sickness in my house

  • teresa mccluskey says:

    To avoid getting the flu I wash my hands a lot and avoid sick ppl!

  • Darlene says:

    Is there any way to use the grated ginger after straining the tea? It smells so good, I hate to just toss it!

  • Crystal says:

    I don’t do anything differently during flu season to stay healthy than I do any other time of year, but try hard to be healthy daily and I really never get sick and don’t think that I’ve ever had the flu. I drink coconut oil in my coffee every morning, often with a tablespoon of ghee as well…yummy ; ) I eat homemade bone broth several days a week and avoid grains, sugar and processed everything.

  • Jo says:

    hot lemon water & garlic every morning
    TONS of coconut oil (even in my coffee!)

  • Hannah says:

    To avoid the flu, I wash my hands, wash my hands, wash my hands, and wash my hands! I also do my best to stick to the “Maria Way.” It makes a big difference!

  • Carolyn says:

    I wash my hands alot, and use those wipes in the stores to wipe down the carts, handles and sides. I never touch a door knob with my bare hands.

  • Janet says:

    I like to use vitamin C, echinacea and Rose hips.

  • Theresa Hiles says:

    Eating healthy, lots of coconut oil, and staying away from those that are sick whenever I can.

  • Marla H says:

    Work out, water and hand washing!!!!!

  • Della says:

    A healthy diet and hand washing!!!

  • Jody Pedersen says:

    Love coconut oil almost as much as I love Maria’s blog!!!

  • Bonnie says:

    I wash my hands often, take Vitamin D3, a multi-vitamin, vitamin C and fish oil. I use Young Living Thieves Essential Oil on my feet at night, in my diffuser and in capsule form when feeling the start of an illness. It works so well!!

  • Janet t says:

    hi Maria, when purchasing tea in tea bags, what ingredients should I be aware of and look our for in their flavorings? what ingredients can be found in these types of products that are not good for my health. I have found some flavored teas that I can’t find in your store. rather than name a company, I thought I would ask you in this way. they stated they don’t use pesticides not all their teas are organic and they stated they do not use any gmo products. are there any other ingredients I need to ask about. thanks for your help maria.

  • Alexandra says:


    Why do these websites say stuff like this? Are they just nutritionally outdated? “Although it is often marketed and promoted as a safe weight-loss and detox solution, ketosis can cause long-term liver and kidney damage.” From http://www.livestrong.com/article/509787-ketosis-late-menstrual-cycle/
    I came across it wondering as to why my menstrual cycle is late or even missed, and though you probably have a more accurate answer.

    Thank you,

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      These sites are very outdated. None of that is true. What happens is while our bodies heal and hormones go to a more natural level, you cycle can change to a more natural one. I frequently see this with clients. 😉

  • Cici says:

    I love drinking tea. I love hot tea as well as iced tea. I do like to sweeten my tea, usually with stevia glycerite. Does drinking multiple cups of tea on a daily basis that have been sweetened with stevia glycerite cause weight loss stall, or worse, weight gain?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      No, it shouldn’t cause a stall if it is caffeine free. Too much caffeine can make some stall. 🙂

  • Hélène says:

    I microplane alot of ginger at once and then freeze in little piles to put in my green smoothies or hot drinks. Do you think this kills the enzymes that mite be the reason why it’s so helpful?

  • Adel says:

    I started making your ginger tea Maria but I make it a bit stronger and mix it with sparkling water from my soda stream and it is almost like ginger ale. It’s very refreshing, I love it. Thanks for the recipe and all the other great recipes you provide.

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