This time of year is the middle of cold and flu season.
Studies show that even short term use of antiobiotics can disrupt the body’s own
natural gut flora.
This can lead to antibiotic resistance.
Thankfully, “natural antibiotics”and healing foods have been used for centuries.
Like my grandmother, I rely on a healthy diet and lifestyle and DIY natural remedies
to boost my immune system, maintain good health or to treat cold and flu symptoms if
I have a cough, sore throat or other discomforts.
I count on natural remedies like fresh ginger root tea, my trusty cold-fighting soup,
epsom salt baths or essential oils to help me feel better.
Of course, there are so many other natural remedies we make from ingredients most
of us have in our kitchens or we can easily purchase from our local health farmers market
or natural food stores.
For example, studies show that one in three Echinacea herb users experience less frequent
and less severe viral infections.
Olive leaf extract (which comes from the same trees that produce 100% extra virgin olive oil),
has the ability to reduce fever.
Manuka honey is effective against more than 250 strains of bacteria according to clinical trials.
This handy infographic created by Evoke illustrates a variety of natural antibiotics and foods
to help us heal ourselves.
It’s the perfect reference to have on hand this time of the year!
Infographic courtesy of EVOKE.iehealth
What are your favorite natural cold and flu remedies?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.