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How To Fight Colds And The Flu With Baking Soda. Baking Soda, also known as Sodium Bicarbonate, is derived from a natural occurring mineral and is one of the safest substances around. Since baking soda is extremely alkaline it will alkalize the entire system, reducing acidosis systemically. It works to balance your body’s pH levels by neutralizing any acidity. This helps maintain the pH balance in your bloodstream. In, “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses,” published in 1924, Dr. Volney S. “In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘flu’ with the U. Cheney also stated that those who took daily doses of baking soda on his advisement reported that they were among the few that didn’t get the flu when it rampaged through their schools. How to Fight Colds and The Flu with Baking Soda In 1922, people knew about this inexpensive way to avoid colds and flu but it’s been forgotten by our modern society.

The method is very easy and safe. Day two: Take a total of six doses of half a teaspoon of baking soda in one cup of water. Source. Aromatherapeutic Cold and Flu Remedy - Natural Health. You know when a dreaded cold is coming on: Your throat and voice feel a bit scratchy, your nose begins to run, your eyes resemble those of a frog, your energy dips, you get the chills, and, in general, you feel like a blob. Compound these symptoms with muscle aches, joint stiffness, occasional nausea and fever, and you’ve got the flu. According to my wise grandmother, influenza used to be called “bone fever” because you ache right down to your marrow and it hurts for someone just to touch you. When you want relief from your misery, instead of reaching for some chemical-filled pill or ill-tasting syrupy medicine that will just leave your brain feeling clogged, why not add the following remedy to your arsenal of natural cold and flu therapies?

With its analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral and respiratory-soothing properties, it’s guaranteed to help ease symptoms and bring comfort so you feel better soon. Surround Me in Comfort: Warming Bath Oil Feeling all stuffed up? 1 cup jojoba base oil. 15 Plants and Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections And Even Repair Pulmonary Damage. Jan 22, 2014 by JOHN SUMMERLY 15 Plants and Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections And Even Repair Pulmonary Damage A wave of viral and bacterial infections is sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere and people are taking longer to heal from an array of symptoms within the respiratory system.

If you are resorting to conventional medicine to address these infections with antibiotics, you are not only adding to the problems associated with antibiotic resistance, but you're also doing little to address the healing mechanisms within your body to address the cause. Herbal remedies not only boost lung health, but they can heal infections and even repair lung damage. Licorice is one of the more widely consumed herbs in the world. Coltsfoot has been traditionally by Native Americans for thousands of years to strengthen the lungs.

The toxic breakdown of therapeutic compounds in cannabis from burning the plant are totally avoided with vaporization. 15 Plants and Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections And Even Repair Pulmonary Damage.

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Ginger Syrup - Blooms and Spoons Blog. The weather has taken a much more delightful turn for the better here in southern Alberta and I’m really enjoying the sunshine and brilliant blue skies. Hopefully I can store up all this beneficial vitamin D to fall back on when the next round of snowstorms arrive! I’ve been trying out a few new things in the kitchen this month, sampling some recipes that I had gathered over the last year. So many yummy dishes, so little time! As I was going through some papers, I found a little yellow sticky note with a few ingredients scribbled on it – an incomplete recipe for ginger syrup.

As I had a tub full of whole gingerroot sitting in the freezer waiting to be used up, I thought I ought to give the idea a chance. I experimented with the ratio of sweetener to water, and substituted honey for the sugar listed on the note. This is what I came up with: Ginger Syrup 3 cups water 3/4 cup local honey 8 ounces gingerroot (fresh or frozen), unpeeled, chopped into 2-inch pieces. Flu Prevention: Cultured Veggies. It was a winter afternoon eleven years ago and I was sitting in a chair, wondering how in the world I got to this place in my life. My life was filled with sickness and disease and I thought my body had betrayed me. Doctors were telling me this was normal with age. I had high blood pressure and diabetes. This ran in my family so maybe this was the reason it had showed up in my life.

Flu prevention cultured veggies I remember that day quite well, because I decided that my story was not going to end this way. I no longer have high blood pressure or diabetes. These cultured foods (kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables – I call them the Trilogy) sit on my counter day after day super charging my food. There are many recipes on my site for all these foods. Take the journey and include some cultured food at every meal. Flu Prevention: Cultured Veggies By: Donna Schwenk If using the Caldwell’s starter culture, place 1 cup of lukewarm water in a glass measuring cup. At-Home Flu Shots. Share by Kristen – Rethink Simple Flu season is around the corner, so what better time to ensure that everyone in your family has a strong immune system. While I have my personal opinion on the flu shot itself, I am going to throw that aside for this post and share 6 at-home “flu shots” that will boost your immune system naturally.

These six shots are made up of real food ingredients that boost your body’s immune system to naturally ward off colds and flus. Some of the below are made with a juicer (I own this one) although if you want to boost your immune system and do not have a juicer or do not wish to invest in one, you can increase the amount of the particular food you consume in your diet. Photo: Rethink Simple 1. Apple cider vinegar is just that, a type of vinegar made from apple cider. Shot Recipe: Shoot back a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a two tablespoons of filtered water. 2.

Shot Recipe: Toss together a selection of leafy greens in your juicer and enjoy. 3. 4. 5. Homemade Natural Spicy Cider Decongestant and Expectorant. When we’re sick, our body ramps things up to protect us. An increase in mucus brings an increase in antiseptic enzymes and antibodies. Our noses run to wash out some of the germs, and make it harder for others to enter. This increase in mucous, coupled with narrowed inflamed nasal passages that accompany some colds and general bugs; can make for some truly uncomfortable days and nights.

If you are suffering from an illness such as a cold or sinusitis and not just allergies, chances are your chest is congested with extra mucous as well. Here to save the day (and night) is an all-natural decongestant and expectorant. Ingredients: Cayenne pepper, honey, lemon juice, ginger, apple cider vinegar. Decongestant: Thins out mucous, making it less likely you’ll get a really stuffed up nose/reduces mucous production. Expectorant: It helps “expel” the mucous by loosening it up and making it easier to cough up. Why the ingredients? You will need… Directions Tip: By Claire Goodall. Master Tonic 101. Also check out Whole Food Probiotics 101! LOVE the "Master Tonic" recipe? Pin it on Pinterest! Master Tonic looks like it cures everything and is easy to make and have on hand. [I did not peel my garlic this time --- MUCH EASIER!!] (photo credit: Simi Amiet) Master Tonic Ingredients 1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitical) 1 part fresh chopped white onions, or the hottest onions available (similar properties to garlic) 1 part fresh grated ginger root (increases circulation to the extremities) 1 part fresh grated horseradish root (increases blood flow to the head) 1 part fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros, African bird peppers....any combination of the hottest peppers available Preparation · Fill a glass jar 3/4 of the way full with equal parts of the fresh chopped or grated ingredients.

. · Close and shake vigorously and then top off the vinegar if necessary. . · Shake the tonic daily a couple of times. I was brave. P.S. Methow Valley Herbs: Creating an Herbal Medicine Chest for the Cold and Flu Season (with an introduction to energetics) I know there are lots of articles about colds and flu out there. Unfortunately many of these articles have a this for that approach. Have a sore throat, take this. Have a cough, take that. Have a fever, take this. Granted, this type of herbalism is sometimes successful. But many times it's not and it can be frustrating for the person who is wanting to avoid over the counter medicines or convince their family that herbs really are the way to go. This article on using herbs for colds and the flu is not just about using this herb for that condition. We know that not all colds or all the flu are all alike. Prevention Certainly, the best way to prevent colds and the flu is to live a healthy balanced life.

Of course food and herbs can have a major role in preventing illness. At our house we love chai teas. Astragalus and Codonopsis Chai 2 parts codonopsis root (Codonopsis pilosula) 2 parts astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) one part cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.) External-Wind-Cold Ingredients: