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5 Natural Remedies To Help You Fight Off A Cold

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The common cold is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory system. Like the name suggests, it is common to catch, and the viruses that infect people are Coronaviruses or Rhinoviruses. Because there are over 200 viruses that swim in the air, it is difficult for the immune system to build up a resistance to them. This is why colds are recurring and common. Anyone can catch a cold, but children are more susceptible because their immune systems aren’t as strong and they are constantly in school or group environments, where viruses thrive.

Symptoms of the Common Cold:

Symptoms of a common cold will reveal themselves when the body reacts to a virus. Certain chemicals are released, which makes the blood vessels leak and the mucus glands work extra hard. The most common symptoms are listed below.

  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Coughing
  • Mild Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Mild Headache
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Hoarse Voice
  • Feeling Tired

Remedies to Fight the Common Cold:

#1: Eat Healthy Foods

When infected with the common cold, it is important to eat light, plant-based foods. Eating heavy foods like meat, dairy, sugar, salt, and alcohol makes the digestive system work extra hard. You want the body to focus on fighting the infection, so eat fresh fruits and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, and whole grains like barley or buckwheat.

 

#2: Stay Hydrated

Drink lots of fluids. Staying hydrated is key when you have a cold because your body is using more moisture to produce mucus. Drink lots of water (eight-ten 8oz glasses a day is recommended), herbal tea, and ginger tea, which you can make by pouring hot water over fresh ginger root slices. Adding a little raw, organic honey to your teas or hot water can also be beneficial because it has antioxidants, anti-bacterial properties, and lots of vitamin C.

 

#3: Use a Neti Pot

You can use a Neti Pot to help cleanse the sinuses. Fill it with a warm saline solution to help relieve sinus congestion.

 

#4: Gargle With Salt Water

Gargling with salt water can help soothe a sore throat. Mix a teaspoon or so of salt in a small glass of warm water and stir. Take sips of the salt water and, without swallowing, gargle it in the back of your throat. This is not the cure for the cold, but it provides relief from an itchy throat.

 

#5: Get Some Sleep

Get lots of rest and sleep because your body needs the relaxation to fight off germs. People who rest more when they have colds will recover more quickly than people who keep pushing their bodies. The cold will only last longer if you don’t take the time to rest.

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Related Questions

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    Q: If you have a so-called cold, you will cough and your nose will be runny, and you will be tired. From the articles I read, it seems like if you have an alkaline body with only a little acid you can't get sick. Is this true? The coughing, runny nose, and tiredness is just excess mucus right? So no mucus no cold right?

    A:

    CORRECT! AND ALSO THAT YOU LIVE NATURAL. A COLD CAN ALSO DENOTE THAT YOU NEED TO REST! DOING TOO MUCH CAN WEAKEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.

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    Q: Hello, I have the herpes virus that occasionally causes me to get a cold sore about once a year. I eat very healthy i.e. no dairy, fried foods, red meat etc. What do you recommend as a cure for this virus. I don't want to take something that will make the virus continue to stay dormant in my blood stream but something that will completely kill it out of my system so I never have an outbreak again. I'm certain there is a remedy that exists. My belief is that God has created a natural cure for every disease. Can you help, thanks?

    A:

    We have a very potent Anti-Viral Kit & Regimen that can help eradicate herpes from the body (especially if you perform the Full Body Cleanse before or after the Anti-Viral kit) and build the immune system to prevent future outbreaks.

    Also, read our article entitled "Genital Herpes" under "Articles" on our site.

     

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    Q: Question, I'm vegan/vegetarian 27 male (black)...I'm having symptoms of the Flu: cold chills, like sinus headache, lost of appetite, shoulder pain!...I've been dealing wit' this now for 3 days; the worst is over, no more cold chills & just got my appetite back today and no more body pain; but I still have a slight headache, I can move my eyes around a bit more. In the future what way can I safeguard my internal against such sicknesses?

    A:

    DHERBS: BATH IN HOT WATER, 1 BOX OF SEA SALT DAILY! FOR HEADACHES, TAKE DHERBS HEADACHE & PAIN FORMULA AND HEADACHE TEA. PERFORM AN ENEMA. RAINFOREST TONIC AND IMMUNE SUPPORT IS A GREAT FORMULA THAT GUARDS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.

    And I have a 4yr. daughter after being sick what type of accentual oils are good for cleaning & killing germs after this sickness is over?

    DHERBS: ESSENTIAL OILS OF TEA TREE, NIAOULI, RAVENSARE, MANUKA, CAJEPUT, EUCALYPTUS, AND LEMON.

    What are some other effective natural herbs that r affective in curing these symptoms? (beside the ones listed down below)

    DHERBS: ECHINACEA, GOLDENSEAL, CAT'S CLAW, PAU D' ARCO, GINSENG, ELDERBERRY, AND ASTRAGALUS

    I've been fighting these symptoms with Lemon Juice ginger Echinacea (combination) Lemon Water (spring), Green tea & today just got a bit of my appetite back: vegetarian chili w/garlic. I've been burning Tea oil & lemon grass; don't ask why those just gave me the most comfort.

    DHERBS: ALWAYS DO WHAT WORKS, BELOVED!

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    Q: My friend is always cold all over, and her throat hurts when she's on her period. She claims she may be anemic. Can you please help? What can we do to make her well?

    A:

    Your friend should perform the Full Body Detox as soon as possible. Or, in the alternative, she should use "Oral Antiseptic Spray" for her throat, and take "Moon Cycle" Formula for her period, and "Iron Phosphate" for her anemia.

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    Q: What can I put on my bad ass dry lips! When its cold, and I have to lick them like I'm taking a bath with my tongue! I have grapeseed oil, but It doesn't work for me, they are so sore. What can I use?

    A:

    Please take time to read my article entitled Chapped and Dry Lips there is hope for you Beloved!

    Article:
    Chapped and Dry Lips

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    Q: My daughter just got over a cold and had to have antibiotics for a sinus infection. This was 3 weeks ago. She has the same thing going on again. She also has asthma. I have ordered the lung extract and the echineacha golden seal drops which she takes. Do you have any other suggestions to stop her from having this terrible cough & congestion?

    A:

    Please read our article entitled "CONGESTION AND COUGHS" located in our articles section.

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    Q: Is sea salt and warm water a good natural laxative? If so how often do you recommend the use of sea salt for elimination? I was reading The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs and it gives this recommendation, along with drinking lemon water mixed with organic syrup and cayenne pepper. Is it safe to give myself an enema 2xs per day using a hot water bottle filled with fresh squeezed organic lemon and distilled water? Asking this because Bzod had me to listen to 88.3 today here in Cincinnati and the guy (Mike) was telling how he does this regularly and has great results.

    A:

    Yes, sea salt in water is a mild laxative!

    You can do it as often as you FEEL the need to drink or take it. 

    You can also consume the Master Cleanse (cayenne, maple syrup, lemon juice) if you choose. You can drink this as much as you like depending on how you feel.

    And yes, you can perform enemas 2X a day! Enemas are very helpful for health!

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    Q: My mother-in-law is suffering from cold feet. Her feet are as cold asice. What do you think she can take naturally to heal this 8 year old condition? Her doctor has recommended that she take Lyrica. She does not want to take it. What do you think?

    A:

    Have her take CIRCUL-AID FORMULA and IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA, 3 capsules from each formula.

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    Q: Is cous cous (soaked in cold water) okay to have during FULL BODY DETOX?

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    YOU COULD EAT IT BECAUSE IT WOULD STILL BE RAW!

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    Q: I am a 29 year old African American female. I would like to tell you my story and get your advice. Before Sept. 28, 2008 I was a healthy fun loving female but after sept. 28th my health has not been the same. I wake up in the morning weak with nausea and headaches. I went to Kaiser and they said I had a virus and I had to let it take its course. I work with kids and it was hard for me to go back to work because 1. I kept getting sick. 2. My boss was mad that I was sick and not able to work. So I went back to Kaiser and then they said I was sick and had a virus with a mix of anxiety(due to my boss going crazy on me). They said I need to rest and stop being anxious, so I can heal.(well the anxiety is gone) Next I started to get sharp pains in my stomach area(which I have had before on and off for the past couple of years but it would only happen like once or twice a year) but I was scared because the pains we're very sharp and happening like two weeks apart. So Kaiser told me to go see a Upper GI Dr. I went to see one and had an endoscopy done and they found a yeast infection in my throat and that also my esophagus was irritated to but my stomach looked fine. So they put me on Prontiox (for the irritated esophagus and Difucan (for the yeast infection). Well as soon as I finished the medication for the yeast infection in my esophagus, I lost my voice and could not talk for 4-5 days and I still have the stomach pains. So the Upper GI dr. told me the sore throat and losing my voice was a side effect to GERD and that is what I may have. So he asked to up the dose of the Prontiox (so now I am taking 80 mg instead of 40 mg a day). But guess what still having stomach pains and my voice still goes in and out and it feels like something is stuck in my throat and now when I eat, I feel food get stuck in my chest like right in the middle of my breast. So what is going on with me...they have done blood work on me from blood count to checking me for STD's (even HIV) and everything came back normal/negative. And they keep saying all my blood work is healthy...So what is going on and what can I take, because I am a natural person and my system is sensitive to a lot of stuff and I don’t like being on these medications. And now the DRs may think I have IBS..Oh boy Help!! And oh yeah I have had very bad cramps when I have my period and take Motrin and I would like to know is there anything I can take that is sensitive to my stomach... HELP

    A:

    Beloved, first perform the FULL BODY DETOX. Next, perform TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, and lastly, perform the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. These kits will repair your system!

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    Q: I am writing you to see if you have any information and remedies for hemorrhoids. I am a Black African male in my 40's. I have changed my diet for the last 3 yrs., no meat, fish, cheese, milk, no dairy, no alcohol, no bread, greatly decreased sugar and salt. I exercise 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week, drink at least 6 glasses of water a day and take lots of vitamin c and a multivitamin but I still have not been able to get rid of the hemorrhoids. Also the hemorrhoids only come out when I have a bowel movement. I have bowel movements twice a day. Also, I have been taking horse chestnut tincture. Is there anything that you know of that might help me to get rid of them. Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Truthfully, thank you very much.

    A:

    Try our 10-Day Supreme Colon Cleanser. After the cleanse, take 3 capsules of Hemorrhoid Buster 2-3 times daily. Drink 1 cup of Aloe Vera juice daily.

    Have your read our article of "Hemorrhoids" on our site?

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    Q: My son has recurring eczema. When it flares up it gets really bad and needs all kinds of soothing/moisturizing balms and anti-itch creams. He also has a recurring cough...He had mild bronchitis at the age of 2 and now at the age of 4 he gets a cough every other month or so. What remedies can I use to rid him of the eczema and coughing (outside of a general cold) for good?

    A:

    Please read: â€ECZEMA†â€CONGESTION AND COUGHSâ€

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    Q: I have thyroid problems. I am extremely cold sensitive. I spend the majority of the year cold. My hair is thinning. I would like a supplement instead of medication. Real Life health food store told me to take Kelp. I don't know if I have given it enough time. What do you recommend?

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    Please read our "THYROID GLAND" article" in our article section. Herbally, I recommend our THYROID FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, and IODINE PHOSPHATE Formula. Kelp is a seaweed and all seaweeds are good for thyroid problems.

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    Q: I'M DOING THE FULL BODY DETOX BUT I'M ALWAYS COLD AND IT'S FREEZING IN MY OFFICE. IT IS SAFE TO USE AN ELECTRICAL HEATING PAD TO KEEP ME WARM?

    A:

    The harm is minimal but it is there! I personally don't recommend them! We recommend our NERVES TEA and SIXTH CHAKRA for this condition.

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    Q: Thank you so much for doing all that you do. I wish that you were in my everyday life...If I ever come to Cali, I hope to be able to take you up on some of your services. I have given your site out to many people that cross my paths...most recently, a man with diabetes who is going blind. He seemed to be quite thankful for your info...I do hope that he contacts you...and my friend who perhaps has a problem with a parasite(s). But me....okay just waiting for tax refund and then I will hit you up for another full-body detox...and perhaps a parasite kit myself...as it is sad but true..with my current boyfriend careless but kind...I now have a problem with genital herpes...a small breakout every other month...I eat well for the most part...ofcourse it could be better. But the stress is hish...I am working on that. But my question is...would an air purifier do me any good? You see I live in Dundalk, Maryland...near baltimore...near a Steel plant, and a yeast plant, and close to the military practice bombing sites, and other military negative stuff, and the city polluted with car pollution, tons of light pollution, and they spray for mosquitos...then I go to work and I work at a place called ABC Supply...great place right, well the stress is high, and the building we work in is shot...I swear there is mold under the carpets in one of the rooms...the ceiling is constantly leaking and we don't know what from...and the fumes from forklifts and the asphalt from the shingles...the filterfrom the intake gets changed like once a year...but is filled with 'shit' probably in a day or week. So the answer is to get a new job and move...yeah I know...I just don’t know how to do it...or where to go. Since I moved here, I have a problem with my ears...filling up with water or histimine or whatever...usually if I don't drink enough water near my menstrual cycle...I went to a doctor once and basically walked out of the office telling him what to do for his cold...yasee..he was no help...I knew more than him already....these past two years have been bad for allergies. Now, my ears and my throat...my nose too...though I do clean it out with water and that helps. I am not the only one. In the past two years there is a great number of people who say the same thing...they have never had a problem with allergies until these past two years. My grandmother and next door neighbor are two..but many more...well they just started up that steel mill again probably about that time...they sprayed hard core for mosquitos right before my grandmother started having problems...global warming for one...and i dont' know..but two years ago I was involved with a group of people sending out petitions against an LNG liquid natural gas plant that would bring in a ship two times the size of a football field and a huge pipe line to pennsylvania, and a skyscraper of a building to store the gas. Well...we fought against it...but apparently the gas company has more say than our own local government...I don't know...but hear about it every once in a while that they are still trying to get it built. So, an air purifier?? what do you think? Much Love and Health and Thanks!! Peace, RESPONSE: Thank you so very much for your words, Beloved. Much obliged from the heart!

    A:

    In regards to your question: Oh yes! By all means purchase an air purifier or an ozone machine (which will actually be best or better for you). Make sure you detox (FULL BODY DETOX) periodically, consume ACTIVATED CHARCOAL, and take plenty of IODINE PHOSPHATE as sea weed is great for neutralizing the effects of radiation.

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    Q: I have sores that are on my tongue and don't go away. The first doctor I went to said cold sores (herpes) but the second doctor said it was not cold sores. Nothing seems to work and the sores are constantly on my tongue and never go away. It has been a year since they appeared. I did the FULL BODY DETOX but did not have the money to do the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. What should I do since these sores are in my mouth and since I am getting a positive and negative blood test report from doctors?

    A:

    USE THE ORAL ANTISEPTIC SPRAY!!!!! VISIT OUR ON-LINE STORE!

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    Q: My 16 month old grandbabies have a cold with congestion. What can I use to relieve the congestion? They are on antiboditics now.

    A:

    Get them off the antibiotics! It's not good for them! Give them our CHILDREN LUNG EXTRACT and CHILDREN’S COUGH EXTRACT. Both are listed under Children's Product on the On-line store.

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    Q: I love to drink water, but I like to drink hot water you know boiling water slightly cooled. Is there a benefit, or disadvantage to this compared to drinking room temperature water? Secondly, the water I drink is boiled water. Alkaline water is not a privilege most Kenyans have. If 56% of the population is living below poverty line you do the math. So the water I drink is tap water, that I boil to make it safe for drinking. When I get to work I have Alkaline water as my work place provides me with that provision. I think this is detailed enough for you to get the picture and help. Once again (I love you) in Swahili for spreading the gospel!

    A:

    No difference at all, Beloved! Even the boiled water becomes room temperature water. You're doing fine! Thank you for your words as well! Much appreciated! Peace and Love!

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    Q: Hi, I need insight into these challenges that I going through, my hands are swollen, the bottom of my feet hurt, my chest feels tight, Sometimes I can't keep food on my stomach, and I have headaches often. My left leg has been broken, one time I went roller skating and it bothered me all day long. When I drink cold water it feels like it’s cutting inside my stomach. Doctors have not helped me. All I have been taking is one chemical after another. I'm in so much pain it is hard for me to work, stand on my feet, and sleep at night. Doctors have not helped me I am in need of true healing.

    A:

    YOUR BODY IS TALKING TO YOU. IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO DETOXIFY YOUR BODY. LOOK INTO OUR FULL BODY DETOX AND START YOUR HEALING PROCESS, BELOVED. YOU CAN HEAL! IT'S YOUR DIVINE BIRTHRIGHT!

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    Q: I've had a major chest cold and sinus infection. Should I begin the Full Body Detox after I am feeling better or should I start my Full Body Detox now?

    A:

    Start it NOW!

    Give the RESPIRATORY kit as soon as you can. Perform it at least once a year. This is the best kit we sell for chest cold and sinus problems.

    Our RESPIRATORY INHALER will work well with the Full Body Detox!