I am a big believer in the prevention-is-better-than-cure philosophy. Like a good, loyal soldier, I go for my flu jab every year. The fact that there is a serious lack of flu vaccinations this year first filled me with immense fear but I quickly switched from drama queen mode to survival mode and got myself a plan:

Nature.

Yup, Mother Nature. There are a lot of ways to prevent and cure colds and flu’s using what nature gave us. And I’m willing to share these tips with you. Why nature? Because this is the way to go. The alternative is repeated visits to the same GP for the same medicine that only treats the symptoms, not the problem.

MamaZet’s practical tips to give colds and flu’s a swift kick in the butt this winter:

  • Echinaforce drops for adults and the Junior tablets for kids. Use this daily for prevention and a larger dose for cure.
  • Stock up on Vitamin C. You need between 1200 and 2000 mg daily for prevention. Solgar is a great product and available at health shops and Dischem.
  • Remember to increase your Vitamin C intake by eating the right foods.
  • Boost your immune system. KiddieBoost is great for kids under 12; Immunity Plus suitable for teenagers and adults.
  • FluGo will treat runny  noses, congestion, fever and aches. It uses only homeopathic ingredients and is suitable for the whole family.
  • Another natural remedy is Sniffly Sprinkels, specifically for children. It treats colds, congestion and flu. If you are a mother, you know by now that this season equals plenty snotty noses and trips to the GP, which always results in antibiotics. The secret is to get rid of these little buggers (the germs, not the kids) before it gets too serious.
  • Chicken soup. “They” reckon it works. I must admit that I’ve never had chicken soup to treat cold symptoms. But what do we have to lose? Don’t be shy with the veggies.
  • Bed rest where and when possible.
  • Add  foods like ginger and garlic to your diet and drink loads of water.

I will be updating this post, so be sure to come back for more! You are welcome to share your practical tried-and-tested tips with us in the form of a comment! Sharing is caring!

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