Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Make an ACV tea to sip on:
Use 2 tablespoons ACV, 1-2 tablespoons honey (to taste), lemon juice (again, to taste) and a little hot water to dilute. It's potent but the stronger it is, the faster it will work (of course you can change the amounts of everything to your liking). Use it 3-4 times a day (less is ok too but the more you do it, the better the results).
Just say NO (to sugar!)
Sugar weakens your immune system. It may be tempting when you have a sore throat to have hard candies, sugar in your tea, pudding/jello, popsicles/ice cream but if it’s high in sugar … STEP AWAY! This will only make you sicker and prolong your cold.
Ginger helps bring down inflammation, clear congestion and support the immune system. Drink 2-3 cups of fresh ginger tea daily. Freshly grated ginger root (about 2 teaspoons) in a cup of hot water is best, add honey to taste.
Add grated ginger and honey to cup
Boil water then add to ginger and honey
Let steep for a few minutes and enjoy.
Fresh lemon juice is also good in it and good for you.
Get lots of rest and sleep (do nothing, seriously!). Your body needs time and energy to fight off the germs and recover. You’ll find the duration of your colds are greatly reduced when you really stop and rest. Take the day off (no one likes to be around a sick person anyway and wouldn’t you feel bad for getting everyone in your office sick, too?). If you really keep pushing yourself, your cold will only last longer.
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Eat Healthy and Light
The more energy your body uses to digest food, the less it has for the immune system. So eat healthy and light like soups, teas, fresh fruits and veggies (no sugar, no dairy, no gluten). Chicken soup (broth, veggies, warmth and all) boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation of the lungs (which causes congestion/coughs).
For sore throats gargle sea salt and water
Cut half an onion into fours and leave on night stand to soak up germs.