Caravan Sonnet: 14 Ways to Heal a Cold Quickly

1/29/15

14 Ways to Heal a Cold Quickly

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Back in 2013 I shared 21 Tips to Prevent Colds and the Flu which has remained one of my highest read posts of all time. With the lovely "cold and flu" season upon us and having suffered from a serious cold two weeks ago, I thought I would share today about 14 ways to heal a cold quickly! I hope that you stay healthy this winter season but if you find yourself with a cold I hope these tips help you!

1. Take a hot shower/hot bath. Recent studies have shown that there are benefits to hot showers and baths when you have a cold and suggest that you may heal faster. If nothing else the steam is helpful for your sinus congestion! 

2. Drink Warm/Hot liquids. These will not only feel comforting but can also soothe a sore throat. (Some teas to try? Ginger, Slippery Elm, Elderberry, and Echineaca are all known to help in the healing process!)

3. Take a break. One of the best things that you can do to help you recover quickly from a cold is to take a break. It is tempting to keep pushing through with a normal routine but rest is the best thing for you. 

4. Get Plenty of Rest. One of the best things that you can do when fighting a cold is to get plenty of rest. Check out some tips on how to get better sleep HERE

5. Take Cod Liver Oil. You can read about all of the health benefits of Cod Liver Oil HERE

6. Take Elderberry Syrup. For many centuries people have been using this plant to help heal quickly from colds. (If you can't stomach the syrup you can look for elderberry in other forms.)

7. Smell Eucalyptus Oil. Purchase Eucalyptus Oil and smell it. The smell alone is known to help ease sinus inflammation. 

8. Drink Plenty of Water. When you have a cold and are feeling terrible it is tempting to forget to drink the proper amount of water. Drink plenty of water so that you do not get dehydrated. (Water has AMAZING health benefits! You can read about 15 health benefits of water HERE.)

9. Detox. Start dry brushing those toxins away! 

10. Avoid Coffee and Alcohol. Along with #6 is the idea of wanting to stay properly hydrated. Both coffee and alcohol are both very dehydrating. Stay away from both of these to help you recover quickly. 

11. Take Zinc. There is some debate about whether this will help or not, but many studies have shown that taking proper amounts of zinc can help in healing. 

12. Take Colloidal Silver. 

13. Drink Apple Cider Vinegar. You can find out all of the amazing health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar HERE.  

14. Eat foods that will boost your Immune System. Want some ideas? Click HERE!

I hope these 14 tips help! Do you have any cold fighting tips or remedies that you swear by?

{Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her health care provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing all of these great tips with us. Some of them are new to me.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment Shannon! I am so glad that there were a few new ideas here for you! :) I hope that you are having a wonderful Saturday!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca
      p.s. I would love to have replied directly back to you by email, but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect more with you in the future!

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  2. I love using my essential oils and apple cider vinegar! Great list friend!!

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    1. Me too friend!! Thank you!!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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  3. Apple Cider Vinegar really does help cut the healing time in half!

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    1. I really LOVE apple cider vinegar! I use it every single day not only in my detox baths, but also internally!! It is such a wonderful healer!!
      :) Hope that you are having a lovely Saturday!!
      :) Blessings,
      Rebecca

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    1. Thank you so much Richard!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca

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  5. I am ALWAYS hounding my husband about drinking enough water, especially when he's taking decongestants or cough suppressants. (I'm allergic to decongestants!)
    There is nothing that I love more than a hot bath with bubble bath that has eucalyptus in the scent, especially when I'm achy and sick!

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    1. Sarah, I have to try the bath with the eucalyptus!! I never thought of doing that!! GREAT idea!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
      Hope you are having a restful and relaxing Saturday and that you have a wonderful weekend!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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  6. Water and sleep are my best ways to get over a cold. I like teas and essential oils (not in the tea).

    slehan at juno dot com

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    1. I agree with you! Love using all of these!!! Water intake is so important!! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca

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