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    Default Cold remedies/what vitamin?

    So I work with kids so feel like I'm constantly catching every cold and illness. I have been pretty lucky to not be sick a while but now it's hit me bad.


    So what is the best vitamins to take
    The list I've been told is

    -multivitamin
    -garlic
    -horseradish
    -vitamin C
    -zinc
    -olive leaf extract
    -oregano oil
    -echinacea


    So what helps you? Obviously not wanting to take every vitamin under the sun but none really seem to help too much to prevent it
    I know I can't do too much now while sick except to rest and drink fluids but wanting to know what works for YOU best to best prevent illness

    I try and eat healthy, lots of fruit and veg
    I exercise daily
    Getting enough sleep lately

    Help !!

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    I'm not sure if I really believe taking natural remedies helps but my Mum takes Esberitox every day during cold and flu season and rarely gets sick. She was recommended it by her friend who has been taking it every winter for years and swears by it.

    http://www.aspenhealth.com.au/product/esberitox/

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    If I start to get a sore throat I mix about a 1/4 tsp cinnamon with a tsp of honey and eat it. Do this 2-3 times a day and usually within a day or 2 the sore throat is gone and I don't get any worse.

    Once I have a cold, I make a hot drink with lemon, honey, and cinnamon which I find really helps sore throats and coughs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Mirabelle View Post
    I'm not sure if I really believe taking natural remedies helps but my Mum takes Esberitox every day during cold and flu season and rarely gets sick. She was recommended it by her friend who has been taking it every winter for years and swears by it.

    http://www.aspenhealth.com.au/product/esberitox/
    Might have to look into something like this thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    If I start to get a sore throat I mix about a 1/4 tsp cinnamon with a tsp of honey and eat it. Do this 2-3 times a day and usually within a day or 2 the sore throat is gone and I don't get any worse.

    Once I have a cold, I make a hot drink with lemon, honey, and cinnamon which I find really helps sore throats and coughs.
    For once it's not the sore throat.. Which it usually is for me. It's just SO clogged up and stuffy and sneezy. Have stood in steamy shower for a while but notbibg will help it budge. Blowing my nose like crazy.. Not fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    If I start to get a sore throat I mix about a 1/4 tsp cinnamon with a tsp of honey and eat it. Do this 2-3 times a day and usually within a day or 2 the sore throat is gone and I don't get any worse.

    Once I have a cold, I make a hot drink with lemon, honey, and cinnamon which I find really helps sore throats and coughs.
    Might try the drink anyway if I can find some lemon

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    My naturopath says our family should get enough vitamins and minerals from our diet but we do add:

    Vitamin C - you really can't get enough! Even eating 7 fruit and veg a day you will get about 300mg so we take another 500mg tablet in winter ( up to 1000mg is still considered quite safe ) and it can't be stored in your body so you need it daily

    Vitamin D - we also take fish oil daily , immune boosting vitamin D plus omegas

    DS also has a pro biotic daily

    We also cook a lot with ginger, garlic and fresh herbs and eat a mix of raw and cooked veggies - touch wood none of us have been sick this winter yet

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    Thanks yes I've been doing the vitamin C daily on top of diet but guess not enough haha!!

    Thanks will look into vitamin D too

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    On of the best fruits is Kiwis (gold or green). They have more vitamin C than an orange, more potassium than a banana & about 50 more things I can't remember right now. If I'm feeling a cold coming on I always eat loads & seem to usually get by.

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    Gold kiwis have 30mg more vitamin c (90mg) than the green ones (60mg)

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