How to Deal with a Winter Cold Naturally

by Sophie on December 5, 2015

Prevention is best: enough sleep, not too much sugar, as little processed food as possible, no cows’milk product, daily bone broth, daily probiotics work well for my body type. Of course we all respond best to different foods and routines. It’s important to figure out what works for you.

When I feel a cold creeping in, as I did this morning when I woke up, this is how I deal with it:

1- to stop it in its tracks:

  1. energy work to listen to and heal my immune system, throat, lungs, sinuses, ears etc
  2. Oil pulling: Swish 20 minutes with coconut (or olive) oil then rinse and gargle with salted cooled boiled water, 3 times a day. That’s the most effective for me to get rid of ENT germs.
  3. Elderberry juice, preferably as a hot tea
  4. Manuka honey (or raw local honey) with lemon juice

To build the body back up:

  1. Zinc lozenge. It often happens because I am zinc deficient to start with
  2. Make sure I have not been forgetting my Vitamin D supplement
  3. Hydrating
  4. Sleeping extra
  5. Extra probiotics
  6. Bone broth
  7. Chia seeds to clean the intestines and allow other detox to happen more easily
  8. Difusing and/or wearing essential oils. I muscle test for what is optimum each time and don’t have a set pattern for that.

To your good winter health!

Disclaimer: I am not medically trained. I am not a naturopath, nor a dietician. These tips are shared as a peer, woman to woman and mother to mother.

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