It’s getting to be that time of year when everyone seems to have the sniffles, and the weather begins to bite at the tip of your nose. In other words, it’s the perfect time of year to have some immune system backup at the ready to protect you as the seasons change.
Here are my 10 favorite all-natural remedies. If you don’t have these in your medicine cabinet (or kitchen, or bedroom), you may pay the price!
Raw honey not only tastes delicious, but it actually contains antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It can also help regulate blood sugar and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, in addition to numerous other benefits. Raw honey can be used both internally as a preventative remedy, as well as externally on burns or other skin conditions.
There are plenty of bad bacteria out there, but to function optimally we also need a healthy number of good bacteria. The medical community is starting to recognize the importance of having diverse gut microbes, but unfortunately many of our internal ecosystems are lacking. Repopulate your gut with probiotics if you suffer from constipation, diarrhea, vaginitis, indigestion, obesity, ADHD, gassiness, fatigue, and numerous other ailments.
Arnica is great to have handy any time you experience muscle strain, joint sprains, or bruising. Applying arnica oil regularly to an injured area can significantly speed up recovery time.
By now everyone knows that vitamin C is essential for a properly functioning immune system. Popping a vitamin C pill whenever you feel a little under the weather is a good way to prevent getting really sick, and when you’re already sick, taking extra vitamin C can help you get better faster.