A Natural Approach to Colds & Flu

Emotional stability affects health, so solve problems you may have in the family or at work. Make sure you exercise on a regular basis to improve oxygen supply and blood circulation.

Keep a diet which is low in sugar and processed food. Organic, fresh, whole food is best. Once you have a cold, give your body what it wants, as we are all different. Whether it’s cold air or warmth, lots of liquids or only small amounts.

Generally speaking you should stay away from mucous-forming food such as milk, cheese, chocolate and white flour products such as white bread, cakes and pastries.

Prepare a large cup of herbal tea of your liking (ideally with Ginger in it), squeeze half a lemon into it, add honey and as much Cayenne pepper as you can bear. Drink it as warm as possible. Cayenne opens capillaries and improves blood circulation.

Bathing in Himalayan salts works wonders, as they contain all the minerals a human body consists of, and provide an alkaline environment which helps detox. Add 2 lbs of Himalayan salt to a full bath. Sit in it for at least half an hour. Afterwards, pamper your skin and go to bed, well covered. Give yourself a rest!

Got a sticky nose or sinus? Boil water, add a handful of Chamomile to it and inhale the steam, covering your head with a towel.

Source a cocktail of good stuff such as Vitamin A, C, D, Zinc and a blend of herbs (Echinacea, Goldenseal etc) from your herbalist or health food shop.

Gargle with Chamomile, Peppermint, or grab a spray from a health food shop with natural ingredients such as Cayenne, Propolis, Echinacea, etc.

There are 2 Homeopathic remedies which, though not specific remedies for a cold, can really help some people whose recovery after illness is slow, and they are feeling weak and worn out. One is Alfalfa in the 1C potency. Take 3 times daily 3 drops or 3 granules. If symptoms don’t disappear within 2 days, you could try Kali. phosph. 6C. Take 3 drops or 3 granules 3 times per day, but for no longer than one week.

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