Homeopathics for colds ~ my experience…

So, I had a sore throat off and on last week. I stopped in to Total Health Foods on Northline in Southgate to pick up the Cold Care tabs. Great time to experiment, I thought…..

I began my regime: 2 tabs under the tongue every 15 minutes. Wow! Talk about commitment! I set my stove timer.
The sore throat was gone after a few times. I continued to take them for the full 2 hours, then stopped. It says that after that, you can continue to take 2 tabs under the tongue every hour until symptoms subside.
I woke up the next day feeling fine, but a later than normal lunch left me with a headache, then on the couch feeling like a full blown cold was upon me. I had sinus tension, body aches and felt very tired. I began the Cold Care tabs again, along with orange juice, and a dose of Airborne. I rested that evening. I woke up the next morning and was fully recovered! NO symptoms, feeling a bit tired, but otherwise great!
I’m sold.

I went online to MotherNature.com and ordered their Oscillococcinum and Cold and Flu Away with Influenzin 200.
I’ll let you know how it goes!

New Product Friday ~ Sinu-Care

This is a product I have used for a few years now in the Fall. I use it for itchy, sneezing nose. It is herbal, veggie caps, very mild, but effective.

sinucare
http://www.pennherb.com/cgi-bin/herbstore.cgi/go?;4004

Homeopathy For Colds and Flu

Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that uses natural substances in micro-doses. Homeopathic medicines are used to treat many conditions, such as allergies, flu-like symptoms, cough and cold, pre-menstrual syndrome, arthritic pain, etc. It is regulated by the FDA and has no drug interactions, you can use it with other medications. (Please see your doctor and check with them first before trying any new pill)

To learn more about Homeopathy:
http://www.boironusa.com/homeopathy/what-is-homeopathy.html

Oscillococcinum
Oscillococcinum has been shown in clinical trials to help reduce the severity and shorten the duration of flu symptoms.

See link below for trial info:
http://www.oscillo.com/medical/default.html

Cold Calm reduces cold symptoms. Both of these have children’s dosages.

http://www.boironusa.com/products.aspx?pageid=15&pcat=56&pcat2=0&prodid=18

Your natural health food store, Whole Foods and maybe some drug stores should carry these products. Good to have on hand!

AN UPDATE:
There are MANY different types of homeopathic remedies for the different types of flu symptoms, this blog is a huge resource if you’re going shopping…..
http://www.merchantcircle.com/blogs/WellPath.Holistic.Clinic.919-960-9049/2009/5/Homeopathic-suggestions-in-time-of-swine-flu/232771

One interesting piece of info is that if you’ve had a vaccine, DON’T take Influenzinum 200C.

New Product Friday ~ Neti Mist Sinus Spray

Woohhhhh! I am SUPER excited about this new product from the Himalayan Institute! Can’t wait to get my bottle.

Their blurb:
Neti Mist™ Sinus Spray is a new 100% all-natural spray uniquely formulated with ingredients to help soothe and decongest your sinuses.

Helps relieve:

* sinus congestion & pressure
* cold & allergy symptoms
* stuffy cold symptoms
* thick mucus & phlegm
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https://www.himalayaninstitute.org/store/product/3f2832da-70ed-4474-b884-3e27f7af0501.aspx<a

New Product Friday

Going with the theme of sinus problems, cold, flu and allergies at this time of year….no one should be without this:

Aveda Blue Oil

Click Below to purchase it, or find it at a local shop or salon:

http://www.aveda.com/templates/products2/spp.tmpl?ngextredir=1&CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY10699&PRODUCT_ID=PROD5911

Aveda’s Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate  is a blend of peppermint and Blue Chamomile.

Apply under nostrils, like Vicks. The rollerball allows you to use it on the back of the neck and shoulders. I rollerball it on my fingers, then put it on my face, just outside the nostrils at the sinus pressure points.  Use it on the temples and jaw, too, to release tension…

(My only word of warning: avoid it too close to the eyes!) The peppermint will get ya! 🙂