14 Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Symptoms

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It seems that most people are prone to getting sick when the seasons change. Being proactive is the best way to avoid sickness. This means getting enough sleep, eating whole, nutritious foods, keeping our stress levels down, and adding in some supplements to keep our immune system in check.


Why I choose natural remedies

I truly believe in the power of plants and using food as medicine. I have had much success with healing my body naturally by using food, essential oils and natural supplements. Some medications prescribed by doctors can be harsh on the liver and usually have negative side effects so I try to avoid them. I do believe there is a time and place for western medicine but I always try to take the natural route first, and it usually does the trick!


MY FAV 14

  • astragalus

  • colloidal silver

  • echinacea

  • fresh pineapple

  • garlic (raw)

  • ginger

  • honey (local if possible)

  • lemon

  • oregano leaf

  • probiotic supplement

  • clove bud essential oil

  • eucalyptus essential oil

  • lavender essential oil

  • oregano essential oil


Each one of these has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and/or anti-viral properties.

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HOW TO USE

  • TINCTURES

    • astragalus

    • colloidal silver

    • echinacea

    • oregano leaf

      • consume with water or other liquid

  • FOOD

    • fresh pineapple

      • blend into a smoothie, juice or eat whole

    • garlic (raw)

      • peel a garlic clove, smash with the back of a spoon and cut up into small pieces. swallow like a pill on a full stomach

    • ginger

      • ginger tea (Traditional Medicinal) or ginger shots from Joe and The Juice (can only purchase in store but feel free to make them at home. all you need is fresh ginger, apple, a blender or juicer)

    • lemon & honey

      • squeeze lemon into warm water and drizzle honey. your throat will thank you.

  • SUPPLEMENT

    • probiotic

      • i use BIOHM probiotic supplement

  • ESSENTIAL OILS

    • clove bud

    • eucalyptus

    • lavender

      • diffuse 2-3 drops in my doTerra diffuser or add to a warm bath with epsom salt. add all, mix and match or each separately

      • mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil (i use almond oil) and rub on the chest and neck area

    • oregano

      • i do not diffuse or put in my bath because it smells like beef, BUT oregano oil has amazing properties. before you sleep, mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil and rub on the bottom of your feet

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Continuing to take some of these supplements even when you’re not sick will help prevent you from getting sick. I don’t recommend buying all of these at once (can be kind of pricey) but rather trying a couple at a time and really assessing how you feel. Remember to keep a positive mindset when you’re sick and take time to rest.

with lots of love.

xx,

abby