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The common cold is something with millions of cases reported each year. As adults, we are likely to come down with a cold up to three times annually!

Seasonal influenza itself is something we consider extremely severe and it is unpredictable, to say the least when it comes to each year. We can do things to beat the cold and flu quickly. While we already do some of these it is imperative that we do all of them if possible.

First and foremost you need to know the difference between the cold and the flu. They have distinct differences yet are often mistaken for each other. See the image before for information on the differences between the two.

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9 Ways to Beat a Cold/Flu Quickly

Eat Light

Every time you ingest food you are taking resources away from your immune system that are in the process of fighting off your illness. You are moving these things and forcing them to work towards protecting you from bacteria that can be in the food you are ingesting. When you’re sick only eat foods that will boost your immune system.

Use Healing Herbs

Herbs are one of the best ways to eliminate contaminations in your body. The following herbs are known to effectively treat the cold and flu.

  • Oregano
  • Ginger
  • Thyme
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Chamomile

The garlic and onion actually go well with the first thing I mentioned. They are some of the best foods you can eat when it comes to combating your symptoms.

Stay Hydrated

You are most likely aware of this one. Your immune system relies on a well-hydrated body in order to stimulate detoxification. Drink plenty of water and if you can handle it herbal teas as well.

Essential Oils (Diffusion) 

Aromatherapy will do great things for you. Many of the essential oils contain things like antiseptic compounds. This means they can combat bacteria, viruses, fungus, and inflammation.

Sun Exposure

Vitamin D is important when it comes to regulating your overall health. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with some types of abnormal immune system complications. As you may know, vitamin D is required when it comes to detoxing pathways and stimulating immune system responses.

Grounding Exercise

This exercise is something that should be done to reduce stress and anxiety. It will bring your mind and body closer together and allow you to become in sync with nature. This has been shown to help remove interferences from the immune system through reduced cortisol levels.

Take Vitamin C Supplements

This is going to help you significantly when it comes to having the best possible immune function. Vitamin C supports reactions that lead to both DNA and RNA synthesis. Good amounts of vitamin C can be found in spinach, chives, and kale.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care has been shown to boost the immune system response and improve your overall quality of life. The better your chiropractic health is the less likely you will become sick.

Get Plenty of Bone Broth

Add the veggies I mentioned above to your bone broth and this will help fight off infection in no time.