I hate to admit it but even I can catch a cold sometimes. I guess I’m human too!
In the past when I have come down with a bug, I take the time to check my lifestyle habits to see if this was something I could have prevented. Quite often I look back and realize, I had more stress, I didn’t get enough sleep, I cheated a little on my diet, etc. So I use it as a learning lesson. A cold or flu is actually a great opportunity to detox, rest and rejuvenate your body.
So, what do I do when I have a cold? Lot’s of fun remedies!
- LOTS of sleep: I do my best to reschedule anything possible to accommodate for a longer night’s sleep and maybe even a nap in the afternoon.
- Consider skipping exercise: This is a daily decision. I have to ask myself, do I think jumping around and sweating will make me feel better? Or will it make me feel drained? Typically the first 2-3 days of a cold I will skip exercise, other than some walking or yoga, and then by day 4 I’m back at the gym.
- Warm, cooked, nutrient-dense foods: I listen to what my body is craving and I typically go for bone broth, roasted veggies and soups.
- Supplements- Here are a few of my favorites:
- ProBoost: Freeze-dried, purified Protein A from calf thymus cell culture for natural immune system support.
- MycoPhyto Vegetable Soup: Just add to hot water and you have a yummy soup that provides several mushrooms (coriolanus, reishi, agarics, cordyceps and maitake) along with Beta-1, 3-glucan.
- Liposomal Vitamin C: This form is easily absorbed and I will take approximately 2,000mg every few hours.
- Umcka Cold Care: A homeopathic remedy to help with cold symptoms.
- ImmunoVen: This supplement has a blend of great immune boosting ingredients, including olive leaf extract.
- Colloidal Silver: An excellent anti-microbial to fight off any bugs. I take it orally and use the nasal spray too.
- ImmunoBerry: A liquid form of elderberry, astragalus, shiitake mushroom, maitake mushroom, wild cherry bark & Beta-1, 3-glucan.
*I sell most of these supplements in my practice, but you can find a few of them at your local health food store.
These are my basic tips to surviving a cold!