Tips to ease cold symptoms naturally.
As is typical for this time of year we have a cold virus making its way through our house. Seems one at a time everyone is waking up with that darn cold. I want to share my way of fighting the cold tooth and nail. I refuse to just give in a get the darn thing. It started a few years ago with visit to a naturopath. She was so informative and one area she covered was how to fight off a cold or virus or at least minimize it.
I'll preface her words with this. Since following her advice, I have had only the most minor of cold for about the last three years. A mild sore throat, a little sniffle but not the full blown cold my husband is having right now as he refuses to follow my advice. Maybe coincidence but it can't hurt to give your system a boost.
Now she said it is very important to take these steps at the first sign of any kind of cold or flu.
The first feeling of a cold you should get home when you can and if you can get to bed early, follow these steps. First make yourself a cup of some thing hot like tea.
Take it to your bath and fill a nice hot bath. Get in and have a good soak. Drink your hot tea and really get your body temp up good and warm. As soon as you get out put on your warmest jammies or sweats and then climb into bed to keep your body temp up as long as possible. This is to help your body fight any virus that is lurking.
Next get yourself some of these zinc lozenges and suck on them throughout the day. I will even start on these if the kids get sick and the germ is in the house.
Of course if you or your family isn't feeling well, a pot of Homemade Chicken Soup is in order. I made some
before my daughter had her wisdom teeth removed and she has been eating it like mad. Of course I chopped everything really fine for her. Boil those bones good and long to get all the good stuff out of the chicken.
I also like to use my all purpose alcohol spray cleaner on all the surfaces around the house that everyone touches. It dries quickly and is less harsh than using bleach to disinfect.