Fighting off season Colds.

My hubby has come down with an off season cold, and he is miserable.

It didn’t help that he knew he was fighting something and chose to go camping for memorial day anyway with tons of sweet sodas and a lot of beer to help inhibit his immune system.  (At least the bloody Maries contained tomato juice) Smile

This made me begin thinking of what should I do for his (really my predicament as he will lay on the couch an MOAN until he feels better. – I love that man so much!)  For lunch, he asked for, “whatever will make my cold feel better.”  Poor guy.

First things first:IMG-20120530-01063

A well know study done at the Nebraska Medical Center researched whether Chicken Soup works as a remedy to fight colds. The study found that chicken soup contains a number of of substances with healing effects – and the researchers concluded that Chicken Soup actually does work.  (I’ll post my recipe tomorrow.)

So I thawed out some homemade chicken and broth, added some peas and carrots as well as a nice spoonful of fresh garlic and cooked him up a healthy lunch.

Next:

A healthy dose of Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin C & a probiotic.

Zinc & C work together to help boost the body.  The probiotic boosts the digestive track, which in turn boosts the body’s immune system, and the Echinacea to stimulate the body’s natural resistance,* black elderberry to help maintain a healthy immune response,* and larch tree to enhance immune support*

Finally:

Our family, with the exception of my husband, continuously work to boost our bodies’ ability to fight off and avoid illnesses.  Not by spraying everything we own with toxins and poisons (Lysol) on a daily basis, but by supporting our bodies’ ability to stay strong and healthy by avoiding toxins in the home, eating a balanced diet with many fruits and vegetables, and supplementing those nutrients that may be lacking in our diet as well as providing our body daily immune protection*.

We are committed to investing in prevention and education so we can reserve the meds and MD visits for the critical care and emergencies and avoid assisting in “super bug” strains of things.

If you, or someone you know, would like more information on alternatives ways to fight colds, contact me.  I am happy to provide you with contacts and information, or discuss with you how what we have may be a match for what you need.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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