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Fight that creeping cold.

on April 11, 2012

Stop that cold in its tracks.

1. As soon as you feel a cold creeping up on you, drink tons of water.

2. Gargle salt water which reduces the inflammation, clears mucous and irritants.

3. Use saline – it works wonders! Try a neti pot (link below)

4. Grab a pain reliever like acetaminophen to fight off achiness– allergy meds, like Zyrtec and Benadryl, will help with a runny nose and watery eyes; allergy meds that contain decongestants, like Claritin D or Alavert D, will help clear your sinuses and keep you alert

5. One or two tablespoons of honey will do the trick! Honey is a great immunity system builder

6. Give yourself a break and skip work. If your body is telling you to rest, then do it. Plus, you prevent spreading your cold around to others.

7. Drink plenty of fluids—grandma’s chicken soup (or “chik’n” soup for my veggies) *low sodium of course*, drink tea’s and WATER, water, water … and some water

8. A healthy diet will boost your immune system – eat lean meats, fish, beans, whole-grains like brown rice & quinoa, and plenty of antioxidant-rich vegetables.

9. Take vitamin C 1000 to 2000 mg’s per day & eat plenty of fruits, rich in Vitamin C (Orange, Grapefruit)

10. Take a hot shower and get a good night’s rest.



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