How to Overcome a Cold Naturally.

February 08, 2013

So, you are feeling a little under the weather and the flu and cold season has finally got to you? Trust me, I know exactly how you feel. I've been struggling with a cold since Tuesday and I thought I would share a couple of tips with you how best to overcome a cold and support your body through the process.

Echinacea is an effective immune stimulant and will help your body with warding off a cold. I take Echinacea supplements as well as Echinacea tea, now that I am feeling unwell. 

Water & Tea
Lots and lots of water is so important when you're feeling unwell. It will help flush out toxins and it also helps with thinning any mucus (disgusting thought, but true). Warm water and herbal teas are best. Try to avoid caffeine.

Saline Water
If you have a sore throat, dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water and use the mixture to gargle. It is not entirely pleasant, but it really helps.

If you have a blocked nose, try either a saline nasal spray or a neti pot, so that you can flush your nose and moisten the tender skin in your nose.

Green Juice
To help your immune system in its fight against a cold, do drink green juices. They are an acquired taste but they will be of serious benefit.

Vitamin C
Increase your intake of vitamin C. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables and supplementing with vitamin C crystals that can be stirred into juice will both help your immune system.

Last but not least, rest is quite possibly the most important factor. If you don't need to go out, do stay at home and rest, especially while you have a high temperature.

Hope this tips help you getting through the cold and flu season.

All the best,

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