If you feel that tell-tale scratch at the back of your throat or pain behind the eyes warning you that illness is about to strike, act fast. There are a few things you can do at the onset of a cold to avoid it altogether or at least reduce its symptoms or length.
First, take your mom’s advice and get adequate sleep and drink plenty of fluids. Lack of sleep can lead to a weakened immune system, and you’ll want all the fluids you can get to flush the cold out of your body.
There are a few natural remedies that have been shown to work wonders. Chewing on a clove of garlic or chopping it up and adding it to tea can keep you healthy, as garlic has known antiseptic properties.
You should also boost your vitamin C and other essential nutrients. Super C22, available at Dr. Newton’s Naturals, makes a delicious fruity, fizzy drink that provides 1,500 mg of vitamin C from 22 sources. If you feel a cold coming on, turn to Super C22.