What to do if you get a cold, sinus infection or cough
In line with the what to eat when you have the flu piece that we published last week, we’ve received feedback and inquiries about other ailments as well. If you have the cold, a sinus infection or a cough, here’s what you should fuel your body with:
- Drink lots of water – flush the bacteria or virus away
- Brew yourself the immune zinger – hot water, fresh lemon (squeezed), cinnamon stick, lots of fresh ginger and tumeric chopped or grated in. Allow to brew for 15 min and prepare to sweat it all out after drinking a mug of this tea.
- For a cough: Brew 1/2 tsp rosemary, 1/2 tsp sage, 1/2 tsp thyme. Allow to brew for 15 min and then you may add fresh lemon juice and raw honey to the mixture. You may use dried herbs for this.
- Take 2- 3 tsp a day of active raw honey, it has wonderful antibacterial and anti inflammation properties.
- In case of a sinus infection start flushing the mucus out with the saline water 2-3 times a day from the first day (these can be bought from a local pharmacy and are sometimes called a neti pot).
- Get some rest, allow your body to fight off the inflammation.
- Supplement with vitamin C tablets
- Supplement with Zinc drops (or even gargle with zinc)Avoid: histamine foods; red wine, beer, old aged cheeses shellfish, tomatoes, chocolate, soy sauce, eggplant, green potato, pulses, grains and peanuts, diary products, toxic metals, red meat, wheat, sugars and processed foods.