You already know the basics of fighting an illness: drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest. Getting enough vitamin C is also important. You can know all of the basics of staying healthy but when you get sick all you want is to get some relief from your 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. These drugs are popular because they can act quickly and give you some relief. The relief from these medications is usually temporary and can actually increase the length of your illness. This is the reason natural health is a better idea-the natural methods you use to ease your symptoms actually attack the cause of the cold, which helps you get better!
If you want to stay healthy and not get sick in the first place, natural health is the best option for keeping you well.
Simple things like washing your hands often, eating a nutritious diet and getting regular exercise might be all you need to keep from getting sick. These are all things that will keep you and your immune system strong and healthy. The saying about staying on the offense being a good defense applies to more than a sporting match. Your health benefits from this as well.
Getting rid of your toxins is easy when you eat garlic. Taking up to 1500 mgs of garlic a day (500 mgs three times a day) is one of the best ways to ensure that the garlic can really get into your system to work its magic. You can either eat a clove of garlic or take a 500 mg supplement-nutritionally they’re about the same. This can be accomplished by either taking a tablet of garlic or by including a clove of garlic into your meals at least three times a day. Getting the garlic you need is really easy, especially since garlic costs next to nothing to buy at the store. Don’t carry your 1500mgs a day intake longer than five days. If you are still sick after five days, call a doctor.
Use steam! Save money and take a hot shower or bath instead of buying a bunch of sinus meds. You will have an easier time breathing when you use steam to help open up your sinus passages. The water used to produce the steam will be hot which will help your muscles relax and help you get the rest you need to heal. Putting a towel over your head and aiming your face at some steaming water is a good alternative to taking a long shower or bath. The towel will help aim the steam at your face and keep the water from cooling out too quickly. This will help relax your sinuses which will make it easier to clear them out when you blow your nose.
When you get a cold you can choose something besides spending money on pharmaceuticals. There are a lot of natural health remedies to choose from that are already in your home! You don’t have to waste so much time and energy and money at the pharmacy so why do you continue to do so? Choosing natural health cures just makes more sense.