Here are a few ways we can work on supporting our immune systems to work through the cold.
Drink green tea - This will boost T cells that are important to the immune system.
Add fresh ginger to your tea or food - Fresh ginger stimulates the respiratory cells to secrete an anti-viral protein called interferon-beta.
Drink warm water with lemon - This natural boost of vitamin C helps support immune function.
Practice the THYMUS THUMP
If it is a cold, practice gentle yoga, if you have a fever skip.
And finally and most importantly get plenty of sleep.
Honey Lemon Cough Syrup
Lemon helps promote health by quickly alkalizing your body, and honey will kill any bacteria. This is a perfect choice for a quick cough remedy.
1. Put a pint of raw honey in a pan on the stove on VERY low heat (Do not boil honey as this changes its medicinal properties).
2. Take a whole lemon and boil in some water in a separate pan for two to three minutes, to both soften the lemon and kill any bacteria that may be on the lemon skin.
3. Let the lemon cool enough to handle, then cut it in slices and add it to the pint of honey on the stove.
4. Let mixture cook on warm heat for about an hour.
5. Then strain the lemon from the honey, making sure all lemon seeds are removed.
6. Let cool, then bottle in a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
This syrup will keep for two months in the refrigerator. To soothe a cough, take 1/2 teaspoon for a 25-pound child and 1 teaspoon for a 50-pound child, about four times a day, or as often as needed. Adults can take 1 tablespoon doses.
Downward Facing Dog
What they are saying about this go to posture.
From Elite Daily - "When you're in this pose, your blood circulation is able to work with more ease, promoting the movement of white blood cells, which in turn helps prevent oncoming sickness, or helps fight lingering cold symptoms.Stay in your downward dog for about 10 deep breaths, savoring the alleviating properties of the asana."
From Shape Magazine - "Moves white blood cells through your body as well as draining the sinuses"
From Dr. Weil - "Improves the immune system, digestion and blood flow."
From Huff Post - From the acupuncture perspective, "Downward-facing dog elongates the entire Bladder channel, enabling flow and strengthening the body's primary defense mechanism."