Before you succumb to all the advertising on television for the latest cold product to treat your symptoms, you might want to check out a few natural remedies that should work just as well, if not better.
Certainly the best defense against colds and the flu is to stay healthy by eating a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables and avoiding excess sugar and processed carbohydrates. Also, be sure to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day to help flush toxins out of your body.
Even the best defense may succumb to some bad bugs and viruses though. If this happens, taking a few natural steps can help your body fight off these unwelcome intruders.
The attached article outlines a few options to help combat that nasty cold. I particularly like the information about coconut oil. The lauric acid found in coconut oil can help boost your immune system and is great any time of the year to promote optimal health.
Any other natural remedies that have worked for you? Let us know.
Enjoy the article and keep looking forward to Spring!
Michael Lenz RPh, is a partner in Fallon Wellness Pharmacy of Saratoga. He has over 15 years experience in custom compounding. Michael has received extensive training in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Adrenal Fatigue. He is an advocate for healthy eating and proper nutritional supplementation, and speaks frequently on the subjects of hormone health, nutrition and wellness. Michael is currently enrolled in the Institute For Functional Medicine’s Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Program. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife and 4 children.