Common cold

  1. First Defense spray should be squirted up the nose at the beginning of a cold.  Buy some before you catch a cold and keep it on standby.

  2. Have a flu immunization from a pharmacist or doctor’s surgery.

  3. Throughout the world, colds are most prevalent during Winter, when the days are shortest. Taking vitamin D3 (the sunshine vitamin) supplements reduces susceptibility to colds. It can be ordered from Nutri (0800 043 57777) as Vitamin D3 high strength tablets (5000 units) – 60 tablets - one tablet daily.

  4. Have homemade chicken soup.  

  5. Eat some kefir yoghurt (natural probiotic).

  6. Elderberries and blackcurrants contain immune system boosting flavonoids. Black elderberry juice is marketed as Sambucol Original from health food shops and online (Amazon).

  7. Zinc has antioxidant properties and supports the immune system. It is contained in whole grains, seafood and chicken soup and as supplements from health food shops.

  8. Symptomatic relief                                                     Hot    Lemon, honey and whiskey drinks.                               Analgesics: soluble aspirin etc.                          Propolis/Fisherman’s Friend lozenges.     Decongestant oral preparations and nose drops.

  9.   Have an annual Vegatest to optimize immune system      function.

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