You know the feeling. It might be a tickle in your sinuses, congestion, cloudiness, sore throat or some other sign that your body is fighting off a bug. This is especially common during changing seasons and there are a number of natural remedies out there to help squash that bug before it turns into a full blown cold.
Here are some great natural options to help heal what ails you instead of just masking symptoms with over the counter cold medicine.
Yin Chiao is a time tested herbal formula that is a great first line defense against the common cold. It focuses on imbalances in your body and works to re-harmonize your chi so you can stay strong and healthy. Yin Chiao is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine formula and is best taken at the first signs of imbalance. During the first two to three days, you can take up to double the recommended dosage (read the bottle carefully). Yin Chiao is a very popular formula here in the U.S. so Whole Foods stocks it. You can find it there or online. Look for the formula with the echinacea complex for added support.
Cold Snap is very similar to Yin Chiao and is also designed to be taken at first onset of illness or imbalance. It works with your body to help it heal itself through a blend of herbs and immune support. Cold Snap can be found in natural markets, vitamin shops and online.
A Daily Immune Complex or Wellness Formula - Any product that contains a quality sourced blend of zinc, vitamin C, antioxidants, and immune supporting herbs will boost your chances of surviving cold season unscathed. I take the daily Wellness Formula by Source Naturals and I swear by it. There are a lot of other quality brands out there and most are safe for all people but be sure to check the labels for warning and interactions.
Let’s face it, nobody’s got time for sick days and runny noses. By developing a sense of body intuition and taking a little time for preventative measures, you have a much better chance of cruising through cold season with confidence.