Scratchy throat, fever, stuffy nose and the host of other symptoms that come along for the ride…here’s 15 ways to survive the cold & flu season naturally.
THE REMEDY METHOD
When you or your kids are feeling down in the dumps, the only thing you want is to feel better!
The Remedy Method includes any intervention that will help mitigate the effects that come from “processing” a cold or flu.
It may be the body itself that is responsible for healing and repair, but most of us do not demonstrate patience as a primary quality.
The Remedy Method addresses the question “What can I do in the meantime?”
Many of these steps may not necessarily increase your health, but that’s not the point with this approach.
The point is to FEEL BETTER while you HEAL.
- Gargle with salt water.
- Drink hot tea.
- Take a hot bath.
- Try a saline nasal rinse.
- Steam your face.
- Use zinc acetate lozenges.
- Put Vicks on your chest and feet.
- Sleep with your head elevated.
- Take some Vitamin C.
- Hot water with lemon.
- Drink apple cider vinegar.
- Use a humidifier.
THE HEALTH BUILDING METHOD
Whether it’s a cold, the flu or any illness for that matter…the one common thread to prevention and recovery is the strength of the immune system.
The Health Building Method is by far the best approach to follow as the result of your efforts will save you more pain and suffering than any remedy ever could!
1. Eat real food.
Keep it simple. Healthy animal protein & fats, vegetables & fruits, safe starches. Everything else, either reduce to a minimum or remove entirely.
Lift weights and sprint. Sure, you can add in some other stuff, but don’t expect results without the fundamentals.
3. Fill in the gaps.
Omega 3s, vitamin D, and probiotics. Thousands of additional supplements can be found on the shelves, but very few will yield much impact. Start and stick with the basics.
4. Get quality rest.
Turn off your phones, get to bed prior to midnight, wake up early.
5. Build your brain.
Have your spine and nervous system examined by a Structural Chiropractor. Sounds odd, but it’s not…once you understand how the body works.
WHICH METHOD IS BEST?
What are you trying to accomplish?
Are you interested in only feeling better or would you prefer to heal well and recover?
There’s no need to choose…
These two methods can be combined, just be sure to make The Health Building Method your primary, day-to-day approach.
What remedies have helped you?
Let us know in the comments below!
Have a great day!
Dr. Ryno Tope is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a member of the New Zealand Chiropractic Association, and owner of Structural Chiropractic in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay. Dr. Tope focuses on an area of chiropractic called Structural Correction and has been in practice for 6 years. You can reach Dr. Tope at firstname.lastname@example.org or 06•651•1004. You can also follow the Structural Chiropractic Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StructuralChiropracticHB).