Cold Season Weighing You Down?
Cold Season Weighting You Down?
Did you know that Healthy Adults get an average of Two Colds per Year?
The common cold is caused by a virus, which causes an infection of the upper respiratory tract. Some common characteristics are:
- a chest infection or cough
- mild aches and pains
- sneezing/red, watery, itchy eyes
- sore throat
- stuffy nose
- mild tiredness
Since these symptoms can last up to 10 days, it is important to support your immune system to prevent the progression to more serious illnessesRemedies to Fight the Common Cold
- Eat Healthy Food
It is important to fuel your body with nutrient dense, organic, live foods, and to eliminate processed, unnatural dead food, which offers empty calories. Adding a good quality multi-vitamin to your diet is also beneficial to bridge gaps being missed
- Sip on Hot Broth
Making home made bone broth offers many minerals such as calcium and magnesium from the bones, cartilage, marrow and added vegetables in an easily absorbed form
Staying in bed all day may make you feel worse. Moving around during the day can help to loosen fluid and mucous build-up. Staying physically active in general is the best way to improve overall health and wellness
- Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus is helpful in reducing congestion. You can add a few drops to a hot bath, or to a diffuser close to your bed
Studies show that individuals who sleep less than six hours a night are more susceptible to the common cold and chronic illnesses as well as the inability to lose weight
- Stay Hydrated
Drinking water throughout the day, or sipping on a therapeutic honey ginger lemon tea will allow your body to maintain hydrated while you're trying to get well. Adding lemon to your water, which is high in vitamin C, is said to help against the cold virus too
Not only an antioxidant, it's antibacterial and antimicrobial properties are beneficial towards fighting the virus. It also is soothing for a sore throat and boosts the immune system
- Get Outside
Safe sunlight exposure supplies us with the best source of vitamin D, which is essential for a healthy immune system. Aside from vitamin D, being in nature in stress reducing, makes you feel more alive and may relieve fatigue
That's all for now, friends. Thanks for reading, and stay well!
Tanya De Sousa, R.H.N.