5 Tips to Keep Away a Summer Cold

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Miserable. That’s pretty much how I would describe getting sick on a hot summer day. All you really want to do is crawl back into bed and sleep it off, but it’s hard to breathe and the sheets feel sticky. Here are some tips to help protect you from the summer bug or help you through it.

1. Drink Water. Water flushes out toxins through sweat and waste. Without water, your body would lack the tool to flush out bad bacteria that could wreak havoc on your digestive system and lead to a weakened immune system.

2. Eat Oregano. Oregano is a healing herb. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help fight and prevent the cold and flu. Oregano can be ingested fresh as part of a dish or juice, in pill form, or as a tincture.

3. Oil Pull. Oil pulling is the Ayurvedic tradition of swishing oil in your mouth to extract toxins from your teeth, throat, and mouth. Start by swishing a teaspoon of coconut oil for 10 minutes. You can work towards increasing the time and amount slowly. Source

4. Eat garlic. Garlic has been used as natural antibiotic to treat a variety of illnesses, including cold and flu. It can be ingested in its fresh form, dried form, as an oil, or a tincture. Source

5. Drink ACV. Apple cider vinegar is another home remedy for cold symptoms. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties among a variety of other benefits for your skin and organs. A teaspoon of ACV in a glass of water can help reduce a stuffy nose and acts as a tonic for general wellness.

These all part of my go to “medicine cabinet,” which essentially is my kitchen. As you can see, nutrition and wellness go hand in hand. Are any of these part of your “medicine cabinet?”

<3 Roxy