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Cold-fighting without Pills

Updated on January 4, 2011

There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics. By using antibiotics all the time, you are more likely to get sick in the future with longer and more stubborn infections caused by more resistant organisms.
As a prevention eat a healthy diet low in sugars and high in fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you already cached the cold, here are some simple tips that can cure you in no-time!!

They will boosts your immune system and fight any infection, from common colds to flu to viruses. They can provide immediate and sustained relief from your worst cold symptoms, like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and fatigue.

Avoid Stress!
Stress weakens your immune system. Give yourself time during the day to breathe deep, take a walk, read a book, listen to your favourite music or practice your old hobby. It's okay to take a moment just for yourself. Set aside 10 minutes a day for relaxation, whether it's meditation, intimacy or playing with your kids.

Take a walk!
Regular physical activity can help keep immunity where it should be.

Get enough sleep!
Going late to bed and a poor sleep leaves you get plenty of rest and go to bed a half hour earlier tonight. You need at least 8 hours of sleep every night!

Eat Garlic!
Garlic has natural antibiotic properties, which means you can fight off infections, it will help the immune system.
Don't forget: Garlic has the most health benefits if eaten raw!
It is disgusting for somme, but it is worth it in the end.
Try this trick if it don't goes down easy..:put a dab of honey on a spoon, press the garlic onto it and cover with honey. Follow it with a glass of water.

Brew yourself a cup of tea!
Remember it's not just a psychological comfort.

Use Honey instead of sugar for sweetening!
Honey can soothe sore throats and banish the irritation of tickly coughs.

To get more vitamin C naturally, try some of this:
Rose hips have extremely high vitamin C content, even more than citrus fruits! Use as a herbal tea.
Tip for tea preparation: soak the Rose hips in cool water for several hours and then warm it up. Do not boil it! As it will destroy its vitamin C content.
Bell peppers and sauerkraut(pickled cabbage) are also full of vitamin C.

A grandma's may had not heard of before!
Just try it: spread a layer of grated horseradish on a slice of buttered bread. Even one slice will strongly reduce your cold symptoms!

Positive thoughts make you also resistant to illness!
Cold viruses will have a harder time taking hold if you have mostly positive things to say. Emotions play a great role in immunity. Positive thoughts not only help you stay clear of colds but also might make your colds milder if you do get sick.


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