Here we are, in the heart of winter, and you know what that means! The people around us are getting sick more frequently, and sometimes it's inevitable that we catch something too. It's important for us to lead healthy lifestyles (healthy diet, plenty of rest, moderate exercise, etc) to help our immune systems function at their best. But once we're feeling under the weather, we need something to help us through it. Whether or not it's bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor, there are things we can do at home to help ourselves feel better. Here are some remedies for a few common symptoms you might need help with this winter.
Be sure to check for links throughout to lead you to helpful resources and recipes!
Sore Throat / Cough
* Boil a cup of water and add
one tbsp lemon juice and one
* Add one tsp of salt to a cup of
warm water and gargle for about
* Add a dash of cayenne pepper
to a shot of cold water for some
* Or try this homemade syrup recipe
with cayenne pepper, ginger, honey,
and apple cider vinegar.
* Inhale steam for 5-10 minutes
by boiling a saucepan of water
and placing a towel over your head,
or invest in one of these handy
(I love mine!)
Don't bother with expensive store-
bought saline solution when you can
use this recipe to make your own.
Dizziness / Nausea
* Drink ginger tea. Bring a cup of water
to a boil, add 4-5 thin slices of fresh
ginger, and let steep for 10 minutes.
Add honey to taste.