Three days getting a cold; three days having a cold; three days cold going away.
A friend in grade school told me this when I was a kid, and I have believed it to be true since then. It seems like you have a few days of feeling under the weather and then a few days of feeling really awful and then a few more where you can function again.
I don't want to feel yucky for 9 days! With colds hitting hard at my house, I struck out looking for some relief.
Where would someone without any scientific or medical background search? Pinterest, of course! Plus chatting on the playground while picking up my kids from school.
After this exhaustive (or several minute) investigation, I decided to go with the oft-recommended combo of boiling water, lemon, cinnamon and apple cider vinegar. I upped the flavor with herbal tea, and have been sipping away for a couple of days.
Do I feel better? I think so. It might all be in my head, but that's ok, too.
What I want to know, though, is what do you do to feel better? What natural remedies have you tried and/or swear by?
Here's what I'm trying this week.
Feel Better Tea
1 cup boiling water
1 herbal tea bag (I'm partial to chai spice blends. They taste good with these other flavors.)
1 wedge lemon
1 teaspoon unrefined apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Steep tea to desired strength. Discard tea bag.
Squeeze in lemon wedge and drop wedge in cup.
Add remaining ingredients.
Stir and sip.
I shared this post with Wellness Weekend.
My new book Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.