Elderberry for cold and flu symptoms

| September 13, 2011

Short-Circuit Flu Symptoms The weather patterns are starting to change and the cold and flu season is now upon us. There are many supplements you can take throughout cold and flu season to boost your immunity and stay healthy. One of the most recognized herbs for immune system support is echinacea. In fact, many physicians […]

Beat your cold with ingredients from your kitchen

| October 12, 2010

Spice it up! Some of the most common spices used to add flavor to food do so much more; they can kick your immune response into hyper-drive. Cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic and onions all contain anti-microbial properties that fight infection and help to decrease the duration of colds. Hot peppers and ginger increase circulation and […]

Echinacea for immune support

| September 22, 2010

Echinacea is the first herb I think of for the very first signs of a cold such as a tickle in the throat or a runny nose. I use the extract every hour and I hold it in my mouth letting it bathe my throat. Good quality Echinacea will make you drool and has a […]

Cold and flu remedies

| September 22, 2010

Now that cold and flu season is here this is a good time to stock up on some natural remedies. These can all be found in your local health food store. First of all, the best thing to do is keep your immune system working well. This will help prevent catching something in the first […]

Back to school immune boosters

| September 20, 2010

It’s that time of the year when kids head back to school. Often they return home with more than they left with, such as a cold, flu, or any of the many other contagious illnesses that kids exchange. The key to prevention of sickness starts with a balanced diet containing plenty of raw organic fruits […]

Back to school

| September 12, 2010

It’s that time of year and the children are heading back to school, which means they will be exposed to all kinds of cold and flu bugs.    In the next few weeks, we will be posting some articles on remedies to boost the immune system and also to treat the symptoms in case someone in […]

Oscillococcinum – have you seen the ads?

| October 17, 2009

If you’ve seen any of the humorous tv ads about the hard to pronounce flu remedy Oscillococcinum, you may be wondering “What is this all about?” (You can watch one of the ads below or see all them here.) Oscillo (the easier to remember nickname) is a homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy is an entire topic itself […]

Cinnamon

| June 27, 2009

Cinnamon Bark – a delicious spice for a healthy life. Cinnamon has been used in many different cultures for everything from digestive health to good circulation. It is a valuable herb for colds and the flu when you feel predominantly cold. It helps to increase good circulation that will warm you up and helps your […]

Black Elderberry – cold and flu remedy

| May 6, 2009

(Sambucus Nigra) Elderberry is an herb that dates back to the ancient Greek and Europeans where it was known to be a longevity tonic. More current use and studies find it to be valuable as an immune tonic and antioxidant. This dark purple berry is packed with phytonutients like Vitamin C, B6, B1, B2 and […]

Olive Leaf Extract – cold and flu remedy

| April 29, 2009

Another excellent herbal remedy for the flu is olive leaf extract. It has been shown to fight all types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Olive Leaf can be taken as a preventative or when flu symptoms are present. There are no known side effects except the possibility of “die off” symptoms when candida is […]