How to Prevent a Cold

Tuesday, August 19, 2014



For some strange reason I'm battling a mild cold. It must be the slowly shifting weather with cooler evenings and having the window open at night. How are you? Anyway, when yesterday I went to a natural store to pick up ginger drops, the owner told me a little secret on how to prevent future colds. Supposedly if you simply increase your intake of black pepper, turmeric and ginger to your meals just when the seasons shift, (like right now) you will boost your immune system and aid digestion in no time. Apparently, black pepper has energizing qualities, turmeric is anti-inflammatory and ginger has great antiseptic properties that work like a shield against germs. Who knew!

I'm curious, do you believe in holistic medicine? xo

P.S: This natural sore throat remedy, plus this is magical.
P.P.S: And this is a must for your shower!

(Photos by Rústica, Sinfull Spicy and 6 Bittersweets)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon. Our summer was pretty cool over here so we were in and out of cold for the past few weeks. I'm bookmarking this for my lunch menu planning nxet week. Jill

Art Farm said...

I hope you kick your cold to the curb soon! I had one in early July. Feeling ill during the summer is the worst. I believe that if you eat good healthy food and take your vitamins, you can prevent a lot of illnesses. Oh and wash your hands a lot! :) Of course there are some things that I go to the doctor for and need to go the pharmaceutical route. xo, Katie

Camila Faria said...

What a great tip! I love black pepper and ginger, so... I hope you feel better soon sweetie. :)

Stephanie said...

Feel better soon!

I get a mild cold every time the seasons change, so I just may have to give this a go. :-)

Jillian said...

oh bummer! i hate being sick during the summer. feel better soon! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Tish said...

Also do a shot of wheat grass or blue algae... Seriously works. If I feel something heavy in my chest I run for one and totally knocks it out. It's all about minimizing acid...alkalining your body :) xo

Vanisha @ A Life Un-Styled said...

I hope you feel better soon lovely. Miss 10 and I are both battling colds - and it all happened during the 2 weeks when I'm solo parenting. I do believe in holistic medicine, it just makes so much more sense to me. I got together with an ayurvedic teaologist to put together this seasonal guide to teas http://vanishaslife.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-guide-to-teas-seasons-and-ayurveda-with-tea-coup.html I find it so very helpful and I find that this chai recipe is particularly comforting http://vanishaslife.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/how-to-make-chai-tea.html get well soon xoxox

dlugadrogadodomu said...

As you probobly know, we have a proverb in Polish - It's better to prevent than to heal. My dad have always gave us gorlic and cod-liver oil as we were kids with my sister. We were always healthy. Then when I grew up I messed up a little bit, but last year I turned back to these natural methods and since over 12 months I haven't been ill. Garlic and honey (and enough of sleep!) do the best job when it comes to fall/winter illnesss. They're great when you are already ill, too. I hate the pharmacy industry and its commercials.

dlugadrogadodomu said...

*my dad HAS - sorry ;)

Mandy Doornenbal said...

Such a great tip. I hope you're getting better soon!

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

i totally do!
also simmer a few chunks of fresh ginger (with peel) for 10 minutes and then drink sip by sip as long as it´s warm, you can also add honey, its amazing! turmeric is also great!! lovely tip

Diana Mieczan said...

Jill, thank you. I'm feeling much better by today:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Katie, you are so right - washing hands is a must!

Diana Mieczan said...

Thanks, Camila:)xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Stephanie, you totally should give them a go:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Jillian :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Tish, thanks for the tip! After I read your comment, I got a wheat grass shot from a local juice place and now I am hooked:) Thanks!

Diana Mieczan said...

Vanisha, hope you girls feel better by now and thank you for the links. I am checking them out right now.

Diana Mieczan said...

dlugadrogadodomu, I remember my grandma telling us that cod-liver oil is a must during flu season. Your comment made my day. Thank you:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you, Mandy

Diana Mieczan said...

Martie, Oh yes I love ginger water:) So good....

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