I don’t know about you but last year was the first winter in years that I didn’t catch a cold, now was it because most people weren’t mixing, was it because of all my PPE or was it because I had my first ever flu jab?
The truth be told it was all of those things. However this year is a different prospect, our kids are in school, people are out and about and mask wearing is on the decline so we really need to be on our guard.
But how can we protect ourselves? Clearly it is imperative that we sanitise and social distance plus, where possible, we get our flu jabs booked, take up the option to receive our Covid Vaccine/Booster and wear a Mask when spending time in crowded/indoor environments.
But in all probability we will catch something at some stage this winter. Now why some of us get really ill while others don’t is hard to say but what I can tell you is that how we care for ourselves cannot be under estimated.
So if we do get ill then it is best not to soldier on, because how we look after ourselves will make a big difference. Rest and hydration are key, as well as regular Covid testing, medical guidance and of course self-isolation.
However there are a few natural remedies that you might find sooth your symptoms:
Raw set organic honey: mix two teaspoons into your regular herbal or green tea then add a splash of freshly squeezed lemon, this can help sooth a persistent cough,
Peppermint oil: add a few drops per 150ml of hot water and inhale deeply, this can cut through congestion and clear your airways,
Epsom salts: mix half a teaspoon with eight fluid ounces of water and gargle several times a day to sooth your throat. Do not, however, drink this mixture!
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