Natural Health Answers to Everyday Illness

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get over a cold. In fact, everything you need to stay healthy naturally can be found in things you probably already keep stocked in your home. There are a lot of people out there whose first instinct when they feel sick is to go straight to the pharmacy and pick up the most popular drug on the self in the thoughts that yahoo! You feel well again! So much time is wasted trying to decide between all of the over-the-counter medicines that are available when you could start healing immediately by choosing one of the many natural remedies already sitting in your cabinets.


Peppers can go a long way toward helping you heal. Bell peppers are filled with vitamin C and if you include some with your meals you can kick start your immune system so that you’ll have an easier time staying healthy. Cayenne pepper can make you healthier as well and it can really clear up your sinuses. Cayenne pepper in tea or in other foods can help you breathe and can cause you to sweat which will help bring down a fever. Another reason to “take” cayenne pepper when you are sick is that it will cause you to sweat which will help you heal. People have used ginger as a cure for the cold or flu for years.


Even when you aren’t sick, ginger is something that you probably keep in your kitchen for cooking and for making tea. Adding some ginger to your food is a good idea when you start to feel sick is a great way to help fight off the germs. The healing properties of the ginger will start helping you get over your cold or flu. Getting sick could become a thing of the past if you regularly eat ginger.


Steam is very helpful. Save money and take a hot shower or bath instead of buying a bunch of sinus meds. The inhaled steam will loosen up your sinuses which makes it easier for you to breathe. The water’s heat will relax your muscles and allow you to rest easier. If you don’t feel like taking a bath or shower, heat up some water on the stove in a pot and then (after moving the pot of water to a table) put your face over the water and drape a towel over your head. The steam is directed toward your face by the sides of the towel which also helps keep the water from cooling too quickly. Steam aids in the productivity of blowing your nose because it relaxes the sinuses’ hold on the discharge they contain. When you catch a cold or come down with the flu there are a lot of natural options to help you get better. Why would you fill your body with drugs when there is another way? Obviously, you want to follow orders given to you by a doctor but if you don’t have doctors’ orders why not try the natural route?

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