You already know that the best way to fight off a cold is to get plenty of rest and fluids. Make sure you get enough Vitamin C to keep your immune system boosted. Having the knowledge is easy but remembering it when you get sick and you just want relief is hard. This is one of the reasons that so many people choose drugs over natural remedies. Over the counter meds can offer fast relief from most of the symptoms you might be feeling. What really happens is that the medication sort of puts the symptoms “on hold” which is why the flu seems to last so much longer when you’re taking medications. Instead of simply letting your symptoms linger in favor of giving you a few minutes of easy breathing, natural health cures help you breathe and kick that flu to the curb.
Believe it or not–there has been some scientific evidence that chicken soup really does contain healing properties. The ingredients in the chicken and vegetables are natural immune system boosters so, instead of jumping for the Dayquil the next time you feel like something is trying to get you, why not settle in with a giant bowl of some chicken soup (it’s best when it is homemade but canned varieties will work as well) and help your body kill that cold before it really gets started?
People have used ginger as a cure for the cold or flu for years. Almost everyone has some ginger on hand, whether it is in the form of a cooking spice or in the form of herbal tea. It certainly can’t hurt to increase your ginger intake if you start to feel like you’re getting a cold or coming down with the flu. It’s easier for you to heal when you’ve had some ginger. Regularly eating ginger foods or drinking ginger tea can help you strengthen your immune system which can help you keep from getting sick at all.
Steam is your friend. Save money and take a hot shower or bath instead of buying a bunch of sinus meds. Steam can relax your sinus passages which will aid your breathing. The water used to produce the steam will be hot which will help your muscles relax and help you get the rest you need to heal. If you don’t feel like taking a bath or shower, heat up some water on the stove in a pot and then (after moving the pot of water to a table) put your face over the water and drape a towel over your head. The steam is directed toward your face by the sides of the towel which also help keep the water from cooling too quickly. Steam, however you get it, relaxes your sinuses, makes it easier for you to breathe and makes blowing your nose more productive.
To stay well and kill colds before they start, use natural health methods to improve the performance of your immune system. Understanding how to properly treat your current systems with natural methods can do quite a lot to prevent future illnesses from taking hold or making your current cold or flu even worse. Natural cures are almost always better for you than chemical cures which is why your body responds better to natural methods of treating illness.
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