Natural Cold & Flu Tips to Stay Healthy
You’re more likely to get sick in the fall, but there is a way around it. When the weather starts getting colder, we spend more time indoors where germs are more likely to spread. The viruses that cause the flu and common cold, thrive in lower temperatures. Here are some helpful reminders to keep healthy without toxic chemicals.
Wash Your Hands
This should be common sense by now but we cannot stress the importance of proper hygiene! No one wants your germs any time of year but in order to stop the spread of colds, wash your hands frequently!
Avoid drying hands with harmful chemicals found in harsh detergents and use natural hand sanitizer. Dr. Bronners Magic Soap Hand Sanitizer smells divine and it’s perfect for using on the go.
Attitude Lemon Hand Soap is filled with antioxidants that help to fight free radicals. Hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, your hands will thank you for keeping them clean without drying them out.
We could all use the reminder to drink plenty of water throughout the day but this is especially true when you have a cold. Hydration enables our body to clear out any secretions more effectively. Tea, broth, and water should be a staple in your recovery process.
We love specialty teas like Traditional Medicinals Cold Formula Tea that contains cinnamon, ginger, coltsfood elder and effective herbs.
Yogi Tea Organic Tulsi Spiced Berry Cough and Cold Relief tea combines Tulsi Leaf and Elderberry to supply antioxidants and naturally support your immune function. Yogi tea has warming herbs traditionally used in Ayurveda along with blueberries for a delicious and comforting tea to support your overall health and well-being.
Herbion Naturals Cold and Flu Remedy with Lemon Flavour is a natural, soothing, and warming source of herbal drink. It is a blend of eight natural medicinal plants that aid in relieving the distress caused by cold and flu symptoms. This product helps to: Relieve chest complaints, such as cough, congestion, catarrh, and bronchitis. Ease the unpleasant common cold and flu symptoms.
Another quick win is getting the proper amount of sleep. With darker days, it should be easier to get some shut-eye and let your body rest. During sleep, your body naturally heals and repairs itself. If you’re coughing, you're unlikely to get the deep sleep you need. Orange Naturals Cough+Cold Night is a homeopathic formula that addresses the range of cough symptoms that might afflict you – from an irritating cough and nasal congestion to sore throats. Passiflora and Avena Sativa will work to relax you and quietly lull you back to sleep.
If you’re more of a lozenge person, we recommend Green Bay Harvest Manuka Honey Lozenges. These fruity Red Superfruits Manuka Honey’ lozenges are made from 78% Manuka Honey blended with tasty cherries and cranberries for added zing. The Manuka Honey Lozenges are made from Manuka Honey from New Zealand Great value - Green Bay's lozenges contain up to 20 times more Manuka Honey that other lozenges! Why pay for corn sugar and rice syrup? Green Bay Harvest Manuka Lozenges contain NO corn sugar, NO rice syrup Available in four delicious flavours: Blackcurrant, Lemon, Red Superfruits and Original.
When I was first introduced to oregano oil I almost gagged. Once you get over the spicy taste, oregano oil does do wonders as a natural antibiotic, powerful antioxidant, and defends against infectious bacteria. Steam-distilled, wildcrafted oregano oil from the Mediterranean mountains, CanPrev Oil of Oregano provides 75% naturally occurring carvacrol A bottle of oil of oregano is a must-have when it comes to stocking your natural medicine cabinet.
From schools to nurseries, to daycares, germs are unavoidable. For centuries, European black elderberries (Sambucus nigra) have been used as a traditional anti-cold remedy which can be found in allKiDz Anti-Cold Liquid. It helps the immune system against upper respiratory tract infections; naturally helps to shorten the duration and severity of colds.
To help your little sleep (and give you sanity), we recommend Homeocoksinum Nighttime Formula. This homeopathic medicine will help with fever, chills, runny nose, and aches and pains.