Did you know you can starve a cold? How about feel human while sick with a cold? Did you know that not every cold has to turn into something more like an ear or sinus infection?
About eight years ago I started doing more research on natural health. I did so out of necessity for my oldest kiddo who had some health challenges. I was getting tired of the doctor telling me I’d have to use antibiotics for long periods of time or give her steroid creams. Things I knew, by instinct, were not a good idea long term.
So I started drifting away from western medicine and started studying homeopathy, holistic health, and acupuncture, to name a few. I have not turned completely away from my regular doctor, I just decided I didn’t want to take just one person’s word for it.
Now I have what I would call a “team” now. I have trusted advisors in many ways of health, including western medicine. This study of mine has really helped me to learn how the immune system works and how we can strengthen it. I am no where near as knowledgeable as I would like to be. I have had a lot of fun experimenting and seeing what works best for my family.
Below you will find how my family heals our bodies from a cold. I share the products we use and reasons why we use them. I don’t always get it right and sometimes there are viruses that just take hold and give me a run for my money but usually I am able to reduce a cold’s length or severity. For instance I am currently at the end of a cold. It was a doozy. But, I was able to get through it comfortably while doing things that were good for my body.
One thing I thought was neat while having my current cold was that my hubby noticed how well I was doing. In the six days that I have had it there was only one day that I was down and out. The rest of the days I have been doing awesome, my energy is a bit run down but I can function as if I were not sick. Hubs told me that he saw quite a few people this last week with what I have and they were not doing good at all. I thought that was a confirmation that what I do when having a cold works!
One thing to realize is it takes time for your body to get to the point that it can quickly fight off a cold without having much more than a 24 hour period of feeling like you are getting something. A few times a year you might actually get one that takes hold. In the last year I can think of five or six times I have felt like I was getting a cold and only two of those actually stuck.
Depending on your body and how strong your immune system is will determine how well you can fight off a cold. I have noted that the times I do get yucky colds are the times when I was highly stressed and when I went a week or so without my daily supplements.
One bonus to using natural medicine instead of over the counter meds is that most all of the stuff I take can not be overdosed. My two year old is a sneaky one! She ate an entire bottle of one of my homeopathy tablets, I called the company and they said it will not hurt her in the slightest. You should still keep these things out of your kids reach but it’s nice to know my kids are safer around it.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. I am only a person who has done personal research and found success with alternative medicines and therapies. I am not saying you will never get sick. Be sure to read ALL instructions on supplements, therapies and natural medicine before taking.
Healing The Stages Of A Cold…
This is usually the first sign of a cold. At this point I take an extra daily vitamin, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and probiotics. I then grab my homeopathic Cold Care or Engystol. If I am feeling flu like I grab Oscillococcinum (LOVE this stuff!) I also take Sambicus and or Umcka (this has a VERY yummy flavor too, easy to give to kids!)
Sinus Pain, Pressure and Stuffiness:
Sometimes the pain is just to much for me so I end up grabbing some Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen (Tylenol). I try to take as little as possible. For the most part though the way I deal with my sinuses and keep from getting an infection is by taking Sinusalia. This stuff is amazing!
My mom used to get chronic sinus infections and once she started taking this they stopped. It’s awesome! I also use a Neti Pot once or twice a day; works wonders! I am a Young Living distributor and use healing oils to help instead of menthol or Vapor Rub. You can email me using my contact page if you want to learn how to get the healing oils.
Oregano Oil is the BEST way I have found to fight off a cold. Just a drop in your water. Careful it’s super strong but just a few sips through out the day works well.
I think this is one of the things I hate worst about having a bad cold. I use my diffuser and diffuse Thieves therapeutic oil in the air next to my bed and put RC therapeutic oil on my chest and feet.
I also take Chestal.
Other Items I Use For Comfort:
Items included here are, garlic ear oil (my kids haven’t had an antibiotic for any ear infections for a year now) yay! Teas! Who doesn’t love a nice soothing cup of warm tea on a sore throat? Colloidal silver has a place for so many reasons, I take it daily and add it to the diffusers to keep the water and my lungs clean. Lotion to keep my nose soft and a diffuser for my oils.
Well There you have it. That’s what I do to heal a cold. I hope you stay well!