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Kick a Cold – Vitamins

To wrap up the Kick a Cold series, we must talk a little about vitamins. We’re not going to spend a lot of time talking about vitamins, because for the most part I don’t believe in supplements (heresy, I know!) but would prefer to get my vitamins through the whole foods I eat. One thing […]

Kick a Cold – Teas

Winding down the Kick a Cold series, today I want to talk about teas other than the garlic tea I mentioned previously. Teas and infusions have been used through the ages to administer everything from pain relief (willow bark tea) to digestive relief (peppermint tea) to pure comfort (tea time on the continent!). The powerful […]

Kick a Cold — Herbal remedies

To continue with my Kick a Cold series, I want to share some of the array of herbal remedies lined up on my counter as I battle my 3-year-old’s unpleasant cough. After visiting her classroom this week, there’s no question as to where she picked up this one. As someone with an auto-immune disorder (multiple […]

Kick a Cold — Homeopathics

I’m back! After a computer meltdown and then a 3-day event across the country, it has been a while since I’ve been able to post. Thanks for sticking with me! Back to talking about strategies to beat viruses, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is a healing tradition based on […]

Kick a Cold — Kids sinus rinse

My 4-year old woke up snuffy and with a dry cough this morning. “Mommy,” he asked, “can I have some nose medicine?” First, I’m so proud of him for asking for a remedy that he doesn’t enjoy at all but obviously knows that a small amount of discomfort will ease his suffering tremendously. Now that’s […]