Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Natural Ways to Help get Better Faster

Cold season is upon us and I feel like these remedies help me get better faster.

Echinacea ~ This wonderful super herb stimulates the immune system and promotes T-cell activation.

Vitamin C

Zinc ~This is great to help with sinus type colds. Not so great for nausea. Be careful how much you take.

Drink lots of fluids ~ Water, herbal tea or any other clear liquid is best. They help replace fluids lost during mucus production or fever. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can cause dehydration, and cigarette smoke, which can aggravate your symptoms.

Chicken soup ~ The warmth of this soups helps to move that mucus out of your nose and on to your kleenex and provides nourishing hydration.

Get lots of rest ~ Stay home from work, keep warm and sleep as much as you can. Your body needs all of its strength to heal and you reduce the risk of infecting others.

Saline nasal drops or Neti pot ~ Either one of these methods can help relieve nasal congestion. The Netipot is not that fun to use, but it works

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