You already know the basics of fighting an illness: drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest. Your immune system also requires a good amount of Vitamin C is also a good idea. Having the knowledge is easy but remembering it when you get sick and you just want relief is hard. Wanting some quick relief is one of the reasons that so many people opt for medications instead of letting natural methods do their jobs. They offer quick relief from cold and flu symptoms.
Taking these medicines seems like a good idea but they do eventually wear off and, often, your cold will last longer because, instead of working through the symptoms, the medication just puts them on hold for a little while. 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!
Consume More Water
Water is the best. There is more to drinking water than getting the proverbial six to eight glasses a day that we all need to survive. If you suffer from headaches, increase your water intake-you’ll feel better faster than you would if you popped a couple of pills. Many headaches start because of dehydration. A headache will often start to fade as soon as you drink some water. In addition to keeping you hydrated you can use water for other things. Breaking fevers is usually done by having someone sit in a hot bath with a cool compress on their heads. Hot baths are great for relaxing the muscles as well as helping you sweat your fever out. Sweat is how your body does its own temperature regulation as well as how it brings fevers down.
Get Some Garlic
If you’d like to keep the toxins from setting in at all, eat Garlic. To get better quickly, take 1500 mgs of garlic a day and wave good-bye to your cold! You can either eat a clove of garlic or take a 500 mg supplement-nutritionally they’re about the same. You can do this by taking garlic tablets or by simply making sure that you include a clove of garlic in each of your major meals. It’s easy to keep garlic on hand-bottles of the spice are relatively inexpensive and garlic flowers are even cheaper. A note about garlic: the 500mgs a day 3 times a day remedy should not go beyond five days. If your symptoms haven’t cleared up by then you should call your doctor.
Steam is your friend. Instead of spending lots of dollars on sinus medication, take a long hot shower or bath. The inhaled steam will loosen up your sinuses which make it easier for you to breathe. 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. If you aren’t up for taking a full shower or bath, inhale some steam from a pot of steaming water by leaning over the face of the pot and putting a towel over your head. The towel helps contain the steam and move it toward your face as well as helping the water stay warm for longer periods of time.
Ridding your sinuses of discharge is made a lot easier by the breathing in of steam. Getting better can easily be done by using the right herbal and natural health cures. Why force yourself to ingest a bunch of drugs if there are better methods of healing? There is more to life than decongestant and antihistamines when you get sick: your bottle of water can heal you just as quickly. And don’t forget to get plenty of rest so that these natural health remedies have time to work!