Want to stay healthy and strong through cold and flu season without compromising your all-natural values? It’s tempting to abandon all when it comes to a case of the persistent sniffles, but we love these timely tips from Dr. Clement of the Hippocrates Institute. Dr. Clement has helped to popularize many of the natural treatments we now consider part of a normal healthy lifestyle, such as wheatgrass therapy. Here are 4 of Dr. Clement’s simple recommendations for making it through the season in vibrant health!
OSHA: Take 10 drops of this bio botanical every day. Osha root is commonly used as a therapy for cold and flu symptoms. The root has antiviral and antibacterial properties and, when taken at the onset of cold or flu, may help reduce the window of time in which symptoms are experienced. Osha root helps clear mucus from the sinuses and lungs by increasing expectoration; this relieves congestion and makes breathing easier.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Twice a day mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 8-12 oz. of water. This soothes the stomach, fights colds and gives an incredible boost of energy. Apple cider vinegar is available at your local grocery store.
Sprouts: Use sprouted garlic and onion in your green veggie juice or in salads to cure the flu! Sprouted garlic and onions are available at most local health food stores. Garlic and onion boost cells in the body that destroy infection-causing viruses and bacteria.
Cayenne: Sprinkle dried cayenne pepper on your salad at lunch, use it in your favorite dinner recipe or take 10 drops a day in liquid form. The active ingredient in cayenne is capsaicin. Capsaicin alleviates congestion and thins the mucus in your nasal passages so you can breathe again.