You’ve started noticing a slightly runny nose and that your throat is a little sore. Living in denial is certainly an option but it is likely that once you start to notice the symptoms it is probable that you’re already very sick. Before you go sprinting to the medicine cabinet, why not take a look around your kitchen and see what kind of natural health items you have on hand? There are more options out there than what you’ll find on your pharmacy shelves. Obviously, you do not want to ignore any orders from a doctor, but before you see the doctor, why not give natural health a try?
Peppers are wonderful natural health remedies. If you want an easy way to boost your immune system is to eat bell peppers, which are great sources of vitamin C. Using cayenne pepper in your cooking is another great way to boost your health (and clear out your sinus passages). Add some cayenne pepper to your tea to help stimulate and relax your sinuses so that you can breathe easier. A good way to help your body start the healing process is to eat some cayenne pepper, which will heat up your body and make it sweat, which is how the germs and toxins in your system are released.
There is a right way and a wrong way to clear your sinus passages. If your sinus issues don’t seem to be going away it is possible that it is because you are blowing your nose incorrectly. To blow your nose correctly, close one nostril while you blow gently through the other nostril and then switch sides. Do not blow too hard! Your nose has very sensitive tissue inside of it and blowing too hard could cause a lot of damage. You could end up giving yourself an earache. Even the people who hate blowing their noses find that, after a while, they don’t mind doing it anymore. If you only sniffle and don’t blow your nose, you could make your illness worse. Washing your hands after you blow your nose is a must!
Many natural health enthusiasts swear by Echinacea. The trick to ensuring the success of Echinacea it’s important that you take the supplement as soon as you begin to feel sick. One or two supplements of Echinacea, when taken early on, could have the power to completely stop the cold from affecting you. Echinacea can even help you when you’re already well into your cold by making your symptoms weaker and speeding up your healing process. In order to cure your cold, you will need to take about 1200 mg of Echinacea a day. It’s as easy as taking 400mgs three times a day (trying to do more than that could be harmful).
Using natural health to build up your immune system is one of the best ways to prevent illness from taking hold. More importantly, knowing how to correctly treat the symptoms you do have can go a long way to helping you combat illness and to keep yourself from accidentally making yourself sicker. Natural cures are almost always better for you than chemical cures which is why your body responds better to natural methods of treating illness.