Don't Let Seasonal Ailments Ruin Your Holidays



Use these natural and safe remedies to get you back on your feet fast:

  • Whip up a tasty cough syrup by mixing 8 ounces of warm pineapple juice with 2 teaspoons of honey.

  • Gargle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt stirred into 1 cup of warm water.

  • Turn to flower power to stop a cold before it starts. The herb Echinacea, or purple coneflower, is a member of the daisy family that may help you avoid the misery of a cold. It works by giving your immune system a boost to help fight off germs that cause colds. 

  • Choose yogurt loaded with probiotics. Studies show that two probiotics in particular — bifido-bacterium and lactobacillus — can reduce the number of colds you catch. Just make sure your yogurt has the “Live & Active Cultures” seal to ensure a favorable amount of living bacteria.

Did you know? One person with the flu can contaminate 60% of household surfaces with the virus. That makes cleaning during cold and flu season a major priority.


For even more tips on staying healthy this holiday season, check out Healthy Living for a Lifetime: 7 Simple Steps to Better Health.


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  • FC&A Staff Writer