Forget the Pharmacy and Choose the Free Natural Health Options in Your Home!

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You already know that the best way to fight off a cold is to get plenty of rest and fluids. Make sure you get enough Vitamin C to keep your immune system boosted. Knowing those things is one thing but putting it into practice is quite another, especially when all you really want is relief from your cold symptoms. Wanting some quick relief is one of the reasons that so many people opt for medications instead of letting natural methods do their jobs. Over the counter meds can offer fast relief from most of the symptoms you might be feeling. The relief from these medications is usually temporary and can actually increase the length of your illness. Why would you choose a longer cold with temporary spells of relief over a shorter cold with longer periods of relief?

Water is your friend. Water is more than something to drink-while we all know that it is essential to our survival, it is more than just a liquid. If you suffer from headaches, increase your water intake-you’ll feel better faster than you would if you popped a couple of pills. It is possible for your headache to start because your body needs water. Drinking a glass of water can help that headache start to wane in a matter of minutes. While water is great for hydration it is great for other things too. When you have a fever, for example, take a hot bath-keep a cold compress on your head but let yourself sit in the hot bath for a while. The hot water helps to relax the muscles and induce sweating. Your body uses sweat to keep its temperature even and to bring down fevers when they happen.

Getting rid of your toxins is easy when you eat garlic. When you really want to garlic to work for you, it’s best to make sure that you get at least 1500mgs of the spice a day. A 500mg supplement gives you about the same amount of garlic as one clove. If you don’t want to take a tablet to get your 500mgs, just include a clove of garlic into each meal you cook. You don’t have to spend a bunch of money to keep garlic on hand-it doesn’t cost a lot of money (natural garlic is cheaper than the supplemental tablets). Don’t spend more than five days taking in so much garlic. If you still show severe cold or flu symptoms after five days, call your family doctor.

Use tea! Herbal teas are great because they contain ingredients that help people feel better but do not contain caffeine which can slow down the immune system’s response to illness. Making your own tea with helpful ingredients is useful as well. Tea can help raise your body temperature so that it starts to sweat, which will help it get rid of the toxins that are attacking it. Getting better can easily be done by using the right herbal and natural health cures. Why force yourself to ingest a bunch of drugs if there are better methods of healing? Instead of running for the antihistamines and decongestants, run for your teas and your bottles of water. Don’t forget to let yourself rest to give the natural health methods time to do their jobs

Shelly enjoys writing articles and creating websites. Natural tips for relieving acid reflux symptoms at Reflux Symptoms dot org.

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