Reaching for the usual chemist bottle or packet full of sugar and chemicals will sabotage the clean eating efforts and suppress the body's natural ability to fight.
For all my life I got bad colds multiple times every winter. I thought it was normal and something I just had to endure. Since going Paleo in April 2013 I have not had a cold or flu beyond half a day of a sore throat..so amazing! Yes, even though i work in an office with old air conditioning and travel on public transport! Eating grain-free, increasing the good fat, eliminating the numbers and chemicals is obviously agreeing with my body as no colds has been just one of the benefits of Paleo. Read more HERE.
If you do have a cold or flu here are a couple of natural alternatives to try:
Hot lemon, ginger and honey drinks are soothing and beneficial.
Add the following to a cup of near boiling water:
- Juice of half a fresh lemon
- 1 Teaspoon raw honey
- 2-3 slices of fresh ginger
Add a couple of drops (less is more - don't go overboard) of a quality 100% essential oil e.g. tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender oil on a tissue to smell, to your pillow or to a warm bath.
Homemade bone broth is a wonderful healing medicine. It helps to reduce inflammation, inhibit infection and give your immune system a boost.
Or here is a link to consider... http://chriskresser.com/how-to-prevent-colds-and-flus-naturally