Got a Cold? Stop It With a Few Tips

How is your health?  
Is that a weird question?
It seems like every time I turn around, I hear about more and more people catching colds right now..

KNOCK - ON- WOOD, it hasn't got us yet... 
(Although it should be soon, since the weather just keeps changing on us...)
I mean, seriously, I just found out a friend of mine has whooping cough... 
Another is showing signs of strep-throat!

So... I just got an email and I thought I would share it:


Natural Ways to Stop Your Cold 

Zinc Gluconate: 
Because of zinc's antiviral properties, taking a well-formulated zinc cold remedy, such as zinc gluconate, at the onset of a cold can significantly reduce the cold's duration and severity, according to a comprehensive review of medical research on the subject. The delivery method of zinc is critical to its effectiveness; certain additives can prohibit the zinc icons from being released. Carefully research your zinc product choice to ensure effective treatment.
They recommend :Cold-EEZE Oral Spray
(We have it if we need it!)

 Aside from being a great sweetener, honey is also a time-tested remedy for coughs and loaded with antioxidants. Studies have shown that buckwheat honey may provide better relief of nighttime coughs than over-the-counter (OTC) cough syrups and can help sooth your throat.  
They recommend: Maty's All Natural Cough Syrup
(Actually gave this to Broxton the other day, surprised me when he didn't freak out over the taste like he normally does when given medicine!)

Fenugreek tea helps to clear out mucus, reduce respiratory inflammation, and ease your urge to cough. Recent research suggests that fenugreek may also have powerful antiviral properties
They recommend: Alvita Teas Fenugreek Seed Tea
(I have never even heard of Fenugreek Tea, so I do not have a clue)

Garlic has potent antiviral and antibacterial properties to help fight infection. Mix freshly chopped garlic with food, take it with a teaspoon of honey, or brew some into a tea.
They recommend: Trader Joe's Crushed Garlic
(Marc SWEARS if you take a teaspoon of garlic, cover it in honey and just swallow, you will feel IMMEDIATE relief for a sore throat.  He does it whenever and I just take his word, I just am still a bit unsure about that one!)

Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and zinc, pomegranate juice boosts your immune system and helps your body defend itself.
They recommend: POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
( I love POM.. bottom line!)

Cayenne Pepper: 
A small bit of dried cayenne pepper powder, made into a tea with lemon or mixed into a broth, will help clear up congested sinuses as well as aiding circulation to fend off chills.
They recommend: Simply Organic Cayenne Pepper
(I couldn't tell you either way, but I have heard it is true.)

*** This was not a paid / sponsored post.  Although they did recommend products, I am basically just sharing this as I see many people with a Facebook Status that asks suggestions... Hope this helps!


  1. I've been doing the Neti Pot. That seems to help as well. I've been coughing for 3 weeks now. I can't tell if it's allergies or a cold. It sort of blend in now. I love honey and tea! I've been using Maty's All Natural Cough Syrup. That does help me! Mica didn't think to seem it help, but I did.

  2. Very good tips honey!

    I really need to try the cayenne pepper

  3. I take a Garlic supplement every day, the one I take is Kyolic brand and is odorless, tasteless and you don't belch the garlic.. I found it helped 2 of our oldest ones with their allergies..keeps the sniffles down for allergies and colds
    I will be checking out the Buckwheat honey and Cayenne Pepper.. never heard of it before.


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