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Natural Health Options in Your Home

Natural Cures in Your Kitchen

You’ve been feeling a tickle in your throat and a bit of a sniffle in your nose. It’s perfectly normal to try to convince yourself that you aren’t sick but it is better to face facts and admit the truth before your symptoms get the better of you. There are lots of natural health cures in your kitchen; there’s no need to start popping medications. There are more options out there than what you’ll find on your pharmacy shelves. If your doctor has given you specific instructions for curing your illness you will want to follow them, but why not try out a natural health method first?

There are elements in chicken soup that make it a good cure for the common cold-even scientists will admit it! Over the counter medications will not actually combat the illness that ails you but the ingredients in chicken soup will because they are filled with vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to build its immune system to help combat the germs that have taken hold.

Vitamin C Rich Food

You don’t have to eat a bunch of oranges to meet your vitamin C requirement! A great source of Vitamin C is the leafy green vegetable you usually avoid. If you feel yourself starting to get sick, aim for the green and leafy as well as the orange and round. There are other fruits, especially citrus fruits that contain copious amounts of Vitamin C!

Vitamin C is also found in bell peppers so why not add them to your favorite meals? Adding bell peppers to your meals won’t just enhance the flavor of the food it gives you the nutrients you need to build a strong body that is able to fight off illness.

Fighting Flu Naturally

Many natural health enthusiasts swear by Echinacea. The trick to making sure that Echinacea does its job is to keep some on hand and take it as soon as you start to feel a cold set in. As soon as you feel those symptoms start, take a capsule or two of Echinacea and you might be able to ward off the flu completely. Echinacea can even help you when you’re already well into your cold by making your symptoms weaker and speeding up your healing process. About 1200 mgs per day while you’re sick is enough to help you get better. It’s as easy as taking 400mgs three times a day (trying to do more than that could be harmful).

There is no law that forces you to choose over the counter medication if you catch the flu. To help yourself fight off illness and to get better when you do get sick, forego the chemicals and choose the natural health cures that are already in your kitchen. Why spend all that time and money standing in the pharmacy aisle if you don’t have to? Choosing natural health cures just makes more sense.

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