Do you feel a little fuzzy in the throat and a little snuffly in the nose? Living in denial is certainly an option but it is likely that once you start to notice the symptoms it is probable that you’re already very sick. Instead of reaching for the medicine cabinet handle, look around your house you probably have all sorts of natural health remedies in your possession already. You might be tempted to reach right for the drugs, but using a natural health remedy is just as good an option when you’re sick. Obviously you do not want to ignore any orders from a doctor, but before you see the doctor, why not give natural health a try?
Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Even scientists believe that using natural remedies like chicken soup can help a person treat symptoms of the common cold and flu. 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?
Ginger has been used for centuries to combat the common cold. Even when you aren’t sick, ginger is something that you probably keep in your kitchen for cooking and for making 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. Ginger contains elements that work against germs and help you heal. By adding ginger to your diet on a regular basis you can build a super-strong immune system that will help defend against germs that try to make you sick.
Eliminating Refined Sugar
Your immune system is weakened when you consume sugar and you are more likely to catch a cold. If you want to feel healthier, eating less sugar is the way to go-just ask someone who used to eat sugar but has stopped doing so. You might crave a sugary drink when you’re sick but water is always a better idea. Natural health remedies are great but if eating sugary snacks and foods won’t let them do the job you want them to do. Herbal remedies and natural help can be wonderful ways to combat the common cold and flu. Are you sure you want to toss back over the counter medication when there are healthier and simpler remedies available? There is more to life than decongestant and antihistamines when you get sick: your bottle of water can heal you just as quickly. Don’t forget to let yourself rest to give the natural health methods time to do their jobs.