New Ways To Prevent Colds and Flus
Before suffering the onslaught of snotty noses and hacking coughs, there are ways to support the immune system that go beyond the traditional vitamin C, echinacea and chicken soup. Here are five out-of-the-box strategies.
1. Juicing Fresh Tumeric and Ginger
The juice of fresh turmeric and ginger has the potential to enhance the body’s immune response. By acting as an antimicrobial, turmeric and ginger help fight against invading viruses and bacteria. Enjoy a glass of homemade carrot, apple and fresh ginger juice or zucchini, apple and fresh turmeric juice.
2. Cold Plunging
When it comes to colds and flu, polar bear swimmers have the advantage. There is evidence that taking cold plunges daily, either in a bath or shower, significantly increases the concentration and activity of immune system cells. Intersperse a hot shower with blasts of cold water to take advantage of this strategy.