Cold and Flu SOS

While we try our hardest to avoid getting a virus, even the healthy of us succumb from time to time. If it should happen to you, here are my favorites to shorten the duration and lessen symptoms.

While we try our hardest to avoid getting a virus, even the healthy of us succumb from time to time. If it should happen to you, here are my favorites to shorten the duration and lessen symptoms.

Start taking at the first sign of cold/flu and continue for 3-5 days:

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From the Kitchen: Recipes To Make at Home

  • Plenty of broths (from mushroom to chicken, have been found to be beneficial in treating cold symptoms)
  • Garlic (eat a raw clove at first sign of infection, you can cut up and swallow like a capsule)

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  • 1 TBSP thyme
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup organic honey

Steep thyme in hot water for 15 minutes. Strain. Add lemon and honey. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

—Recipe: Dr. Tieraona Low Dog


Sage Gargle For Sore Throats

Steep 1 teaspoon of Sage in 1 cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Gargle, spit or swallow.

—Recipe: Dr. Tieraona Low Dog


Ginger Root Tea for Congestion and Chills

Simmer 1 inch of grated ginger root in 2 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and add honey to taste.

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