Friday, September 5, 2008

Cold Remedies...

One of the great things about eating raw food is you don't get colds. Sounds like a bold claim, but it really is true. I think a lot of common colds are actually mucous build up from foods such as dairy, and white flour. Gross to think about, but true. You also don't catch virus type flu's because your immune system is higher.

Sniffle, sniffle. Excuse me while I go get another tissue and blow some mucous...

I was recently house-sitting and eating food that was available so I got off of eating raw for awhile, and now am being reminded of why I need to go back. Pounding headache, fatigue, and stuffy nose...and I thought I wasn't motivated to write BEFORE I got a cold. Now I'm really not motivated to work on this website.

I'm probably losing some readers, but my life has been pretty busy lately, besides the cold. I'm moving in less than a month, and also hopefully going back to school soon. So, please be patient with me :)

Some natural cold remedies I really like:

Strep Throat, or sore throats:

Organic, raw Manuka Honey. The higher the bio-availability rating (I try to get the highest can order it online, or if you are in Michigan...I have found it only at Zerbo's in Livonia) Manuka honey is actually medical grade for treating wounds. It's the most expensive honey you'll ever buy, but it's strong stuff!It really kills any germs. At the first sign of a sore throat, take a few teaspoons of this honey and you will feel better. I also like zinc lozenges, but these must be taken immediately at the first sign of any sore throat symptoms or it doesn't really help.

Allergies: Local bee pollen. It makes sense to get bee pollen from local bee's. If you take bee pollen from other areas, I think it's less effective. The local bee's do whatever it is bee's do (lol) to make the local plant allergies less harmful for you. I hope this makes sense, since I have a really bad headache as I write this....but let's just say I've found it really good during allergy season.

These are just a few of the cold remedies I like. Please feel free to add any of yours, if I still have any readers left! :)


Honeymark said...

Manuka Honey is an excellent remedy for the treatment of sore throats, stomach ulcers, stomach aches acid reflux, etc. It also has useful applications when used topically on the skin. For example, to treat infected wounds, burns, acne, eczema, ringworm, etc.

Alison said...

Yep! Gotta love Manuka honey! :)Thanks for the link, I'll have to check out the honey there.

Cheryl said...

I'll have to remember that! After teaching only 4 days, I already have a cold and sore throat!

Stephen Hopson said...

I just discovered your blog by doing a search on raw food/cold remedies. I've been raw since Sept 08 and have never been sick before or after that until this week. I'm speculating that this cold I'm experiencing is from a delayed reaction from eating SAD food last week during the holidays.

I saw that you tried raw organic manuka honey and was able to get one locally in MI. I'm OH and trying to find one locally here.

What brand name did yo use? You can contact me at stephen(at)sjhopson(dot)com

P.S. I can be found at "We Like It Raw" under Stephen Hopson. My profile is titled "Stephen Gone Raw" - see if you can find me there.