There’s nothing worse than a summer cold, particularly when the weather is scorching. And although conventional medicine throws a load of mostly useless products at respiratory infections, alternative medicine provides some real solutions.
No rolling up your sleeve for a painful shot in the arm. Just a couple of sniffs and you are protected from the dreaded flu.
That’s the sales pitch for the latest flu vaccine FluMist,
Propolis - that gummy substance collected by bees from leaf buds and tree bark - may be helpful in preventing and shortening the duration of the common cold in both children (Rom J Virol, 1995; 46: 115-33) and adults
Most of us believe there are only four seasons, but there is a fifth one that runs from November to February - the colds/flu season. Chances are, at some point in your life - and, for some people, once a year
Two antagonistic camps exist among homeopaths - those who only prescribe a single remedy for a particular case (and find anything else anathema), and those who don't mind resorting to combination homeopathic remedies - usually marketed as 'complex'...
Most of the magic bullets to treat colds and flu - from antibiotics to zinc lozenges - are shots in the dark and not as effective as tried-and-tested traditional remedies.
Nobody can say with any certainty whether viruses are getting ‘worse’. They are, however, extremely adaptable organisms,
Sitting at home by the fire in the dead of winter is a comfortable pastime, but it may also be one reason why we get sicker at this time of year.
For a properly functioning immune system, consider the following nutrients: