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Cold remedies and diet
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Adjust the diet by removing allergens, foods that support inflammation


• Dairy products have a mucus-forming effect, slow down the discharge and sputum from the lungs

• Nuts are a high-calorie product (high in fat). Also, a strong allergen can irritate the respiratory tract, causing coughing.

• Raw vegetables and fruits. At elevated temperatures, the work of the intestines slows down, and the fibers of vegetables and fruits is classified as an indigestible substance.

• Alcohol, coffee. Alcohol is good at the onset of the disease (to fight bacteria), it is useless with a virus. Coffee - dehydrates the body. Coffee opt-out protocol

• Baking - sweets inhibit the function of white blood cells (cells that protect us from viruses and bacteria).

• Potatoes, jelly, and other starchy foods thicken phlegm, making it difficult to treat a runny nose and cough

• Fast food, meat products are heavy food for the stomach. The sick body does not need an abundance of meat products.
Anti-inflammatory foods
Chicken broth - in the chicken broth (cook for at least 4 hours) there is a substance carnosine, which has an immunostimulating effect. Also, hot liquid improves the movement of mucus in the respiratory tract and relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.

• Drink, drink a lot! The daily allowance for a healthy person is 30 ml of water per 1 kg of your weight. Alkaline mineral water, herbal teas (ginger, nettle, rose hips) are well suited for illness. Detox drinks are welcomed.

• Antiviral spices: turmeric, ginger, garlic, cloves, onions, thyme.
Anti catarrh herbs
1. Common goldenrod (Solidágo virgáurea) - all parts of the plant are active against herpes and influenza viruses. The herb is a diuretic and antiseptic.

2. Elderflower
• reduces the symptoms of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

• reduces the course of respiratory diseases

• is a booster for the immune system by regulating cytokines

• contains antioxidants that fight pathogens and allergens

• is an antiviral drug

The Elderberry syrup recipe is here.

3. Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis, Eyebright) - inflammation of the eyes (from irritation, tearing to conjunctivitis and purulent formations). A homeopathic remedy based on Euphrasia, also used for conjunctivitis and eye inflammation.

4. Colds are accompanied by infection, so Echinacea and Garlic (it is better to take it raw or in the form of oil in capsules) will be a lifesaver here.
• Natural antibiotic, cleanse the lymphatic system and blood.

• A stimulant for the immune system.

• Echinacea is a herbaceous plant. The Indians loved it for its unusual properties.

• Echinacea contains a complex of useful biologically active substances: flavonoids, specific polysaccharides (they are responsible for the main healing effects of the agent), vitamins, macro-and microelements, essential oils.

• The main action of echinacea is immunostimulating. The tool activates cellular immunity, increasing the body's resistance to adverse factors.

• Echinacea also has antibacterial properties, especially anti-streptococcal and anti-staphylococcal.

Echinacea comes in various forms: tincture (containing alcohol, not recommended for children), syrup, tablets, lozenges, etc.

How to take Echinacea. For children, it is recommended to take from 2 to 4 weeks, 2 times per year (before the season of illness October / November and February / March).

Echinacea could be an allergenic agent. It is recommended to start taking it gradually with reduced doses for sensitive people.
Cough and fever protocol
Curcumin - has an anti-inflammatory effect, improves tissue regeneration, and aids digestion. Take after meals.

Omega 3 - improves regeneration, reduces inflammation.

Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate, sodium ascorbate) - is essential for the production of immune cells. The rate is calculated as 1 g per 1 year of life, but not more than 6 g. During the period of illness, it is allowed to take large doses up to intestinal tolerance (diarrhea). For 1 reception, take no more than 1 g.

Zinc (zinc picolinate) - take after 30 minutes. after lunch. Activates its antiviral immunity

Bach lozenges (Rescue remedies) - essences of Bach drops in the form of lozenges. Minimizes stress.
All herbs and supplements mentioned above can be found in the shopping list here.