Natural and Home Remedies to Keep The Cold Away

Nobody likes to be down with a cold or flu and if you are an allergy sufferer like me, you will do anything to avoid worsening a cold or flu. For years, I have stuck to some natural and home remedies to ward off colds but my struggle has always been to keep stress at bay!

I believe in drinking lots of pure water and liquids are important as you can get the much needed nutrients when you don’t feel like eating and it also keeps you from being dehydrated. Drink lots of liquids like water, soups, veg or non veg and other fluids like fruit juices. Beet and carrot juice, both are rich in nutrients. Fruit juice mixed with water in equal quantity and dash of sugar provides the necessary glucose.

By humidifying your room there will be less discomfort of a cough, sore throat or dry nasal passages. If youĂ­re blowing your nose continuously, it will be sore and red. Lubricate your nostrils with petroleum jelly products to decrease the irritation. For tired achy muscles, ease away the pain with a warm compress. Soak your feet in hot water to alleviate any headache or nasal congestion. In fact soaking the feet is a good natural remedy for sore and aching heels and legs. I have shared this with many people including this guy I knew from the Baldwin door hardware store.

For more natural health and home remedies, ensure that your room has plenty of fresh air supply all the times. Prevent chills by wearing warm, close fitting clothes. Ask someone to give you a back rub as it activates the immune system to fight the flu. During flu, one should eat lightly. Snack on fruits, cereals, boiled food, etc.

If a sore or scratchy throat accompanies the flu infection, get relief by gargling with salt water solution. It will wash out any secretions collected in your throat.

Take a warm tbsp of honey mixed with lemon at night to get quick relief.

Warm water mixed with lemon and honey is good to loosen phlegm.

Gargle daily with 1 drop of each of tea tree oil and lemon mixed in glass of warm water. Stir well and do not swallow.

Add 10-20 drops of either tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon or lavender oil to your hot water bath. This helps your immune system fight the viral infect and ease your symptoms. Check out Heal Sniffles too.

Take 1 tbsp of lukewarm honey mixed with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder daily for 3-4 days. It strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.

Natural Health Remedies to Rid the Cold

The weather has been rather crazy since we got back from our Asia trips and my highly sensitive nose isn’t coping very well. As such, I have been down with a cold since yesterday and one of the best natural health remedies for a cold is a good sleep.

I took a nap this afternoon to rest up that tired body of mine and felt much better after that. A cold usually comes on slowly. Early symptoms include feeling tired, sneezing, coughing and having a runny nose. People who have colds do not always have fevers, or sometimes their fevers are very low-one to two degrees above normal. When you feel a cold coming on, try to stay home and rest, especially if you have a fever. It’s a good idea to stop smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke while you are ill (and while you’re healthy, too) and to keep away from alcohol.

I’ve been taking lots of manuka honey and echinacea to fight off any infections. Warm water is also good if the post nasal drip is bothering you and you should avoid icy drinks or foods till your nose clears up. After that nap in the afternoon, I could get some life insurance quotes and do some work before preparing dinner for the family. Simple natural health remedies like manuka honey, propolis, lemon and echinacea are my favourites.

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Pamper Your Mind and Body

The weekends is here again and I can sense a relief from many who look forward to a break. It’s so important to give your mind and body a well deserved break when you have been tied down with work and responsibilities all week!

One can take a break in many ways. You may want to head to the beach to hear the splashing waves, go for a walk or hike, take your bicycle to the park, attend a cooking class, go for a manicure and pedicure, go for a massage, sleep in and have your breakfast served in bed, stay at home and smell the roses, go shopping, head to the movies….etc. As for me, weekends is time with the family and sending my child to his extra curriculum classes and do some shopping for the house. I need to check out the ipad insurance this weekend since I had bought one two weeks ago.

With so many things you can do, there is no excuse not to give your mind and body a pampering break. Most importantly, enjoy what you will be doing and fill your heart with laughter. Didn’t they say that a merry heart does good like a medicine?