Cold and Flu season is here. And ragweed is in full bloom – for a longer season than normal. Often, these three have similar symptoms. Not sure if you have a Cold, Flu, or Allergies? Check out this Quiz from the Ladies Home Journal to determine which one you have.
If you determine you have the flu, here is a great resource for All Natural Remedies for Flu from Dr. Lynn Kerew, Chiropractic.
For allergies, try local raw milk and/or local honey – the closer to your home that the honey is harvested, the better. Also, staying hydrated will help. Dr. Lynn Kerew has some tips for All Natural Allergy Relief as well.
For a cold (aka, virus), get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, and consider increasing your vitamins.
My favorite drink when I’m sick is ginger honey tea: peel and chop 1 inch of fresh ginger root and place in a tea ball; add 1-2 tsp. of local raw honey and 8 oz. of hot water; steep for 3-5 minutes; add a fresh lemon wedge or a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired. A close second would be peppermint tea with local honey.
Hopefully you can avoid being under the weather this year, but just in case, take advantage of the resources above. Have a happy and healthy holiday season!