Tis the season to be sick in bed, for me anyway. There are no words to explain how boring it has been. I was sick for two days, woke up feeling better. Out of obligation, I attended an all day fundraiser only to wake up the next day feeling worse than ever. Seemed resting became more important at that point so rest I did. No activity unless necessary, I feel weak and unhappy.
I am doing a few things including Dr. Oz's magic bullet nose spray, tea, honey lemon, cinnamon, ginger, rest, eating right, vitamins and staying in doors low heat.
I found these also:
1. Epsom Salt Baths
Besides helping you relax and sleep better at night, some believe epsom salts actually help detoxify your body, increase your white blood cell count and speed up the healing process (source)!
2. Raw Garlic (this made my tummy burn-no thank you).
Raw garlic is full of amazing health benefits--including being anti-viral. Consuming it helps boost the immune system and fight infections (source). If eating it raw makes you squeamish, you can purchase odorless garlic capsules. But, first, check out these 7 ways to eat raw garlic. One of them might appeal to you!
3. Essential Oils
Essential oils have become my first line of defense against any ailment that has plagued our household over the past couple years.
The pets are so bored they have been bickering. Under normal circumstances both Moo and Baily (AKA: PERFECT) get out more and generally happy with their lives. Having been stuck in the house more, the ever loving Moo and Boo have been on each others nerves.
Shamefully I admit their little spats have been entertaining me.
I often call Baily Perfect. Truly I adore my perfectly sweet little dog. She has been laying right by my side throughout this imprisonment of a cold as though she had one also.
Please share your cold remedies with us!