Last week I started to feel something coming on. I woke up with a sore, scratchy throat and a stuffy nose. This has happened several times so far this winter, and my first plan of attack is always making a cup of ginger tea.
All I do is chop up some fresh ginger root (about a 1 inch
piece) and steep in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. I strain out the
ginger and add a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of honey, and I drink
Usually I start to feel better right away, and by the time I'm done with the tea my throat feels just fine. I absolutely believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
cure, and I try to take care of things naturally if at all possible and
nip sickness in the bud before it has time to take over. Of course if I do get sick and my ginger tea isn't enough to kick it, to the doctor I will go.
In addition to natural remedies, I try my best to stay as healthy as possible by eating lots of fruits and veggies, making green juice at least a few times a week, and getting in some regular exercise. Since I gave up meat and cut way back on dairy a few years ago, I have not been knocked out by illness and I really think my lifestyle changes have helped.
Do you have any special tips for staying well during the winter months?
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