We all know prevention is the best cure of all and ensuring that we get plenty of rest, eat well, limit alcohol intake and manage our stress will help reduce the occurance of getting a cold.
Natural medicines including herbal tinctures and nutrients are a fantastic option if you do happen to come down with a cold as they support the body's natural immune fighting ability and can help reduce the severity and duration of a cold. Herbs such as Echinacea, Andrographis, garlic and onion are all well documented for their efficancy - particularly if taken early on.
When you are unwell it is important to avoid sugar and foods containing sugar (as much as it is comforting), as sugar surpresses the immune system which you want firing when you have a cold. Instead opt of a big bowl of warm and nourishing home-made chicken soup. Importantly don't forget to stay well hydrated with water, herbal teas such as chamomile or ginger.
My dispensary is stocked and ready - so if you find yourself or a loved one coming down with something call me for an express consult and we can mix a herbal formula specifically for you and have you fighting fit in no time!
* Express consults $30.00 (Fee may be claimable on your private health)