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It’s that time of year again when the kids are Back-To-School and the germs begin to spread. My biggest concern this time of year is when or will I get sick. Moms don’t have time for this stuff. But who wants to go on one more anti-biotic or take a bunch of medicine that makes you sometimes feel worse or doesn’t even work.
I’m no doctor, but I did look up some different ways you can help fight the common cold. Sometimes they’ve worked for me and sometimes I’ve missed the window. Since I’m on my first cold of the season, I thought I would share the scoop.
Check out these crazy tips I’ve used to fight the Common Cold.
Apple Cider Vinegar
According to Prevention.com, drinking a tablespoon or two of ACV at the first onset of a cold or the flu—or when someone close to you has it — will help prevent a cold. Apple cider vinegar is said to be one of the oldest and most useful remedies. It contains a wealth of raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria which are responsible for the majority of its health benefits.
It helps make your body more alkaline. Most of us tend to be more acidic than alkaline. (I know I am) One of the first steps toward better health is a body that’s more alkaline. A body that is said to be more alkaline maybe be more effective at fighting off colds and viruses. Just a small change in pH can have a profound effect on body functioning. Keeping your body more alkaline will naturally help keep your energy levels up and better able it to fight off illness and disease.
Just keep in mind that you should never drink apple cider vinegar straight as it can burn your esophagus. Instead, mix one tablespoon with 8 ounces of water. If you don’t like the taste, use a straw to minimize contact with your taste buds. Adding a bit of raw honey can help too.
My mom turned me on to Wellness Formula. These pills support the immune system when under physical stress. They
contain a powerful combination of herbs, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Read the directions because they require you to take a lot every few hours. This stuff can work wonders if you take it before you’re in full blown cold mode. They smell and taste disgusting, so make sure to have a cracker or something sweet by to chase it.
For nasal dryness due to allergies, cold, flu, rhinitis, and sinusitis, Saline Nasal Spray is a must-have in the medicine drawer. It’s great for helping to relieve congestion by thinning mucus. It moisturizes due to indoor or outdoor climate dryness and helps prevent nosebleeds which are chronic with my kids.
Its naturally high levels of lauric acid, which the body converts into a compound that has potent antimicrobial properties, can help boost the immune system and ward off illness. Coconut Oil can be taken with food, melted into hot tea or eaten straight out of the jar. It’s also antifungal properties help with skin issues as well. I put it on my feet at night to ward off athlete’s foot.
This stuff smells potent, but some people swear by it. When you get a cold, put a few drops of oregano oil in a pot of steaming water. Inhale the steam, and this will combat anything internal. I mix it with the coconut oil above and I use it to treat foot or nail fungus. It is known for helping prevent and treat a vast number of infections.
It apparently relieves any bites and rashes from the body. Apply oregano oil diluted with a carrier oil (the coconut oil above) on the affected area to alleviate and help relieve any bite or rash. The unique properties of oregano oil will help you to combat many skin conditions.
Please note: I am not a doctor or fluent in holistic medicine. Contact your primary physician if you have any questions or health concerns.
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