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Go To Cold Remedies

January 3, 2019

The dreaded cold and flu season is among us.

Since Liam started day home as a wee babe, he’s been super prone to colds. We dealt with near constant sickness for years, especially during the winter time. It felt like he could never catch a break. And of course, the more bugs he brings home, the more bugs I’m likely to catch.

There are a few things that I’ve found that help fends off the bugs or lessen the duration of colds when they do sneak through and I thought I would share to help you stay healthy this winter.

  • Moonshine Mamas Turmeric Elixir – which is forever known as the magical elixir. Last NYE I was plagued with the worst sinus cold and I was so miserable that I would have to spend NYE sick and alone. I ended up drinking an entire jar of elixir throughout the day watching Netflix and by dinner time I felt well enough to make an appearance. I had no intentions of staying long, but ended up staying out past midnight and was 100% better. Magical. It’s the first thing I grab when I can feel something sneaking up on me.Local to Red Deer? You can pick this up at Purearth Organics
  • Feel Good Elderberry Syrup – I keep a bottle of this stuff in my fridge at all times and will have a couple spoonfuls a week to keep the immune system up. It’s been touted as a lifesaver by teachers and doctors who are constantly around sick kids/people.Local to Red Deer? You can pick this up at Mortar and Pesto
  • Garlic – Garlic is truly nature’s antibiotic. When you bite into a raw garlic clove, it releases allisin, which has antimicrobial properties. While I don’t recommend using garlic in place of antibiotics, I do suggest popping a garlic clove once a day to fight off your colds and flus. Tastes gross, but you will feel better quicker and won’t have to worry about vampires.
  • Lemon & honey – both also containing anti-viral properties. I like to squeeze fresh lemon juice into a mug of hot water and add a healthy tablespoon of Manuka honey.

That’s it, that’s all. A few simple things to keep on hand to help boost your immune system and keep the germs away.

Tell me, what are your go to’s when you feel a cold coming on? 

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  • Reply
    Kevin M
    January 3, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Get a bit of ginger in with that Lemon and Honey tea you make. Drink it every time I have a cold now. Helps with a cough.

    • Reply
      January 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Yes I suppose I should use more ginger. I find it such a pain to cut and grate though.

  • Reply
    January 3, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I love these suggestions! I’ve been looking for something else to add to our ‘toolkit’, so thank you! I’m thankful none of us have had colds or been sick this year (knock on wood), I’m hoping the trend continues. I tried making turmeric gummies earlier in the fall – just don’t. No bueno. I’m also a big fan of YL Thieves oil – the slightest sign of a cold or cough and everyone in the house is basically bathed in it! Haha

    • Reply
      January 4, 2019 at 6:36 pm

      Hey you’re welcome! Thieves is definitely something I use too, but I relied on it heavily years ago and I almost seemed to develop a tolerance to it so it wasn’t as effective anymore.

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    We add fresh ginger to our honey and lemon mixture. Egg drop soup that Abie makes and RC and Raven oils for congestion.

    • Reply
      January 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      You’re the second person to say ginger in honey and lemon. Can Abie make me soup when I’m sick too, haha

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