The difference between a cold and a ‘knock you out for a week’ immunity disaster has everything to do with how we handle those first few signs. It can be tempting to simply press on when we’re not feeling well, but when we take a beat and give our bodies a break — and maybe a few immunity-boosting supplements — we may be able to cut that cold off before it gets serious.
We’re endlessly impressed by how knowledgeable our TCM community is. We asked our readers on Instagram to tell us about what they do when they first start feeling a cold coming on and the responses range from simple and effective to holistic and hardcore. Whatever your wellness vibe is, we’re sharing plenty of options to boost immunity ASAP.
Vitamin c + zinc !
Drink a turmeric goldyn milk! 😋✨
Increase the elderberry syrup!
Take a packet of Lypospheric vitamin C gel when I wake and drink an immunity soup made with lots of veggies, ginger, garlic, red pepper and cilantro! 👊🏼💥
Pre-sauna, activated charcoal supplements, post-sauna shower and high-quality glutathione supplements. Lots of rest and more glutathione.
Zinc lozenges after a meal…nasal irrigation… a shot of whiskey with hot water and honey!
Light up an oil diffuser with few drops of eucalyptus oil 😇✨
Celery juice and no dairy or eggs! ☺️
Hot water with cayenne pepper, lemon, apple cider vinegar, honey. Two times a day.
Ginger and turmeric shots, lots of chamomile tea and no dairy!
8 hours sleep, bone broth with ginger and garlic, and warm water with lemon slices.
‘Tis the season for sniffles, and we plan on doing all the things to stay well — and to save our sick days for something better. What secret wellness hacks help you when you feel a cold coming on? Share in the comments!