7 natural ways to fight a coldKaren MahmudOregano Oil
With spring in sight, cold prevention might seem like old news, but if you’ve had it up to those aching sinuses with coughing and mucous galore, then these seven tips for tackling colds from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Karen Mahmud are just the thing to ease your suffering.
ACV & Oregano Oil
Fight infections with apple cider vinegar and oregano oil. A report from the USDA proclaims the antimicrobial effect of oregano oil and findings from a study conducted by Georgetown University states that oregano oil helps to overcome severe viral and bacterial infections. Thehealth benefits of ACV are widely known. Specifically, drinking a little ACV in warm water helps drain sinuses when a cold has set in. My favorite brand is Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
Supplement Your Vitamins and Minerals
Increase respiratory protection and immune system support by adding Vitamin C and zinc. This combo has been reported to reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms. Add vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits, leafy greens, and peppers to your diet, and eat cashews, chickpeas, almonds, and pumpkin seeds for zinc.
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