Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Natural Cures for the Cold and Flu

You don't have to get a cold or the flu this season. This year with the right preparation and quick intervention and natural virus fighters, there's a good chance that you can enjoy this time of the year.

If you feel like a cold is coming on change your diet. Eat light meals. For the first 24 hours drink filtered water, broths and soups with garlic, onions and spices such as turmeric and cayenne, which relieve congestion, and promote circulation and have a natural anti-inflammatory effect. Drink herbal teas, ginger, cinnamon and peppermint. Steamed vegetables are also a good choice. When you are feeling better move on to a normal diet.
Take these supplements when the people around you are sick or when you feel yourself getting sick.
Lomatium dissectum - Women who are pregnant should not take lomatium
Vitamin C 3,000 to 5,000 mg daily. Some people develop diarrhea from this amount.If this happens just cut back to 3,000mg or less.
As always check with your doctor before taking any medicines including vitamins

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