01 Nov Choose the Spices Instead of the Pharmacy
It is all too common for people to seek medication first when they get sick instead of trying to cure it naturally. For most of us, heading to the pharmacy for an over-the-counter antihistamine or decongestant when we feel sick is a habit. But what if you didn’t have to?
Did you know that you probably have everything you need to feel better in your cabinet? What if you didn’t have to go to the store to start feeling better? There are lots of natural cures for your illness.
Even scientists believe that using natural remedies like a chicken soup can help a person treat symptoms of the common cold and flu. Instead of starting out with a pharmacy bought antihistamine or decongestant when you get sick, you should be reaching out for Mom’s homemade chicken soup because the meat and vegetables contained in the soup are full of nutrients and minerals that you need to keep your body strong enough to fight off the cold or flu that is making you feel less than your best.
Garlic is a famous system detoxifier. If you want to get better fast, take 500 mg of garlic thrice daily when you have a cold so that the garlic can really do its job. You can either eat a clove of garlic or take a 500 mg supplement-nutritionally they’re about the same. If you don’t want to take a tablet to get your 500mgs, just include a clove of garlic into each meal you cook. Thankfully adding garlic to your meals is easy and garlic is incredibly inexpensive-keeping garlic cloves on hand is easy! Five days is the maximum amount that you should do the 500mgs 3 times a day routine. If you are still sick after five days, call a doctor.
Cut out the sugar. Sugar makes your immune system slow and it’s easier for a cold or flu to sneak into your system. If you want to feel healthier, eating less sugar is the way to go-just ask someone who used to eat sugar but has stopped doing so. While many people opt for sugary drinks when they are sick because they like the taste, staying strong and drinking water instead is better for you. Natural health remedies are great but if eating sugary snacks and foods won’t let them do the job you want them to do.
Beefing up your immune system regularly is the best natural health remedy because it will help keep you from getting sick in the first place. Understanding how to properly treat your current systems with natural methods can do quite a lot to prevent future illnesses from taking hold or making your current cold or flu even worse. Don’t be afraid to be practical and use what you have on hand instead of stuffing a bunch of chemicals into your body.