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6 Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

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6 Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

You hear a deep, husky voice nearby, and start to wonder if Gotham City’s very own Batman is in the room with you, but alas, no. It’s your roommate, or family member, or spouse, or someone standing next to you at a party who has come down with a sore throat and cold.

The realization kicks in: cold and flu season has arrived. And if you’re going to make it through the season without getting sick, or at least aim to reduce the amount of time you spend being sick, you’ll need to be prepared. Here are a few helpful items (and tips) to add to your arsenal of natural remedies:

  • Nucleotides They are the building blocks from which RNA and DNA are made. They boost the immunity, heal damaged cell tissue, promote the growth of new cells, and improve circulation. If you’re lucky enough to take them as soon as you feel a tickle in your throat, you might actually have a chance of avoiding the cold or flu altogether. But if a cold has had a chance to become full-blown, you may need something more.
  • Vitamin C Making sure to include plenty of foods rich in Vitamin C in your diet will increase the body’s production of white blood cells and antibodies needed to defend the body against invading viral infections. Foods high in Vitamin C are tangerines, oranges, mangos, kiwis, papayas, and goji berries. Also, amla berries contain twenty times more Vitamin C per pound than oranges. In Ayurvedic tradition, amla is often taken in powdered form.
  • Vitamin D A deficiency in our body’s immunity is often related to a lack of Vitamin D. Sunshine, the ultimate source of Vitamin D, is crucial for our existence, and for all life on our planet. So even if you’re feeling under the weather, try to get some exposure to the sun. People who have more Vitamin D stored up in their bodies tend to not get as sick as people who are Vitamin D deficient.

 

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Aimee Dansereau

Aimee Dansereau is a freelance writer living in San Diego, California. She once lived in Boulder, Colorado for several years, where she received an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics at Naropa University. Her interests include writing, natural health and medicine, organic foods and the labeling of GMOs, spirituality, yoga, meditation, environmental issues, and human rights.

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1:17AM PST on Nov 10, 2014

good one..

10:01PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

8:54PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

thanks for sharing..

4:06AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

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3:15AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

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1:34AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

nice one.

12:59AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

thanks for the info :)

11:53PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

Thanks for posting.

10:53PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

good job..

10:02PM PST on Nov 3, 2014

Thanks for posting.

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