So Ya Got a Cold?

So Ya Got a Cold?

       So every year I get an awful cold right before Halloween especially since I got diagnosed with my autoimmune diseases. Due to my autoimmune diseases my colds were always wayyyy worse than my family member’s colds. So, over the years I’ve been keeping track of the best tips and tricks to help with your cold. 

One of the worst parts about having a cold in my opinion is the how it affects the nose. I go between having a runny nose and not being able to breathe and neither of these are particularity at all. I made a breakthrough discovery to help four words Vicks Plus Lotion Tissues!  I also notice that when I drink or eat a lot of dairy, I get extra congested. In  addition to keeping my dairy intake down I also keep a humidifier in my room and that keeps me from waking up all gross feeling and congested.

If you end up with a bad sore throat I’ve got some recipes to hopefully help you out like this next two recipes to sooth your sore throat! So first we will start with the twenty-one plus drink, and then move on to the super simple one that is good for every age.

  • Hot Toddy

    • okay so for a hot toddy you will need person pouring liquid into brown ceramic cup
      • a big mug
      • honey
        • to taste
      • one lemon
        • to taste
      • your choice of whisky
        • I prefer the Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
      • cinnamon sticks or cloves
        • optional
  1.  Combine your one shot, which is a standard 1.5 ounces, of your chosen whisky into a pot along with your honey,  freshly squeezed lemon juice, cinnamon sticks or  cloves.
  2. Bring mixture to a simmer, continuing to stir the mixture for about five to ten minutes depending on how many cups you are making.
  • Hot Lemon Water

    • So this one is CRAZY simple.. you only need three things.
      • two mugs
      • one lemon
      • and hot water
      • honey ( if wanted)
  1. Put two cups of water into your kettle and bring to a boil.
  2. Pour water into your mugs ,then squeeze ( I like half a lemon in each mug), and you can always add honey at the end if you like.

Another few things you can include into your diet are anti-inflammatory foods. See when you get a cold or stuffy nose it is because of inflammation. Here are just a few of easy to include into any diet.

  • Green Tea

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  • Olive Oil
  • Fermented Foods
    • Pickles
    • Sauerkraut
  • Tomatoes
  • Tart Cherries
  • Pineapple
  • Leafy Greens
    • Spinach
    • Kale
    • Collard Greens
  • Fatty Fish
    • Salmon
    • Tuna
    • Sardines
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Pepper

And here are some things that are inflammatory promoting foods that you should defiantly avoid when you have any kind of illness.

  • Sugar
    • this one is huge because it is SO hard to avoid.
  • Refined Carbs
    • white bread
    • Pastries

Well I hope that my drink recipes and my tips  as well as my list of foods helps you with your next cold. See you next time!

-Miss Legit 

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