Wednesday, March 8, 2017

How I Prevented a Cold in Just a Few Hours.

Does this title sound insane? Well it should!  This is insane and I can't believe I actually prevented myself form getting sick just by the foods I was eating and the way I was taking care of my body.

So Friday and part of thursday night I started to feel a cold coming on.  Nothing to drastic, but I knew I could at least try to prevent it, and lo and behold, it worked!

What did I do to prevent the cold naturally from getting worse?  I would say the biggest thing was my diet.  I did however work Thursday and Friday, which may not help, but I was still able to prevent the cold form getting worse.

In the middle of work on Friday I was probably feeling the worst, I was even feeling a little lightheaded and warm like I had a fever, warm to the point where at work it was 76 degrees and I was shivering with goosebumps!  I decided to get 2 amazing probiotics, one I have been drinking for a while now, the other I just started drinking the last week or 2 and fell in love with it.  The first is kefir, which has a sour taste (because its fermented), but also tastes like yogurt.  I usually use it for protein and the taste but knew it would come in handy to fight my cold because it is a probiotic so why not have a "medicine" I enjoy?

Kombucha tasted a little bit weird at first, but I can't say what made me like it?  I originally tried it because I heard that it would increase energy.  But in the situation I was in with my cold I remembered "this is a fermented beverage, I can use this for my immune system!" and that I did and I'm glad that I did.

I drank a whole bottle of kefir and a whole bottle of kombucha within 30 minutes to 1 hour, and it didn't take long for me to feel better.  The only downside was that a few hours later I was feeling a little sick again! I wasn't as bad as before luckily, but I decided to look up a other things that would help fight off a cold, and found that beef, turmeric, and greens can help fight a cold as well.

Before I went to the store I took a warm shower, showers when you have a cold or are sick in any way feels amazing.

I was going to make some grass fed beef anyways for dinner so that worked perfect.  I went to Whole Foods picked up the grass fed beef and while I was walking I noticed the tea section and went to look for a second, and found this tea called Rishi which this particular tea has turmeric in it so that solved my problem there.  I already had spinach at home so I made some ground beef tacos with soft corn tortillas, and after I ate that I made myself a plate of spinach and a cup or 2 of the tea.
Not surprisingly after I started to feel better again!

Closing thoughts
I hope this post helped you guys prevent a cold fast if you are dealing with a cold.  The seasons are changing and the weather is starting to warm up and I know many of us have a higher chance of getting sick around spring time and fall time, so I thought this would be a perfect time to write this because many people are going to get sick around this time, so I thought I'd share my experience and a few ways to help you guys out.  I am very into healing with the foods we eat and believe the foods play the biggest role in determining if we get sick or not.  If this helped you or you have other foods or routines that help you fight colds please share them in the comment section below!



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