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Natural Products for Cold and Flu

by Jessica B. April 5th, 2012 | Common Conditions
Every time cold and flu season rolls around I hope I won’t fall prey, and then, every year, I do. I tend to have a strong reaction to a lot of the conventional cold and flu medications. Often times, they end up knocking me out more than the flu itself. So, I try to save them as a last resort.

When you are feeling poorly, you often will try anything. This last cold and flu season, I started experimenting with natural treatments. Some were successful, others felt like placebos. At the end of the day, I haven’t found the be
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Soothing Drinks for Cold and Flu Season

by Jessica B. March 8th, 2012 | Common Conditions
This year has been a tough cold and flu season, and while I have my usual brigade of medications, hand gels, and other solutions, one of the things that gives me the most relief when I am sick with a bad cold or flu, is a soothing hot beverage. I’ve put together a list of some of the most relaxing drinks I could find. Let me know if you have any favorites of your own.

1) Lemon, ginger, and honey (plus whiskey?) – This is my favorite. In fact, last time I got sick and went to the grocery store
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