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Effective Paleo Remedies & Tips for getting better quickly after beginning signs of a cold/sore throat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2013 at 1:09 PM

An itinerant good friend is visiting, and juuust starting to show signs of a cold/sore throat.

Any effective remedies I can use to nip the sickness in the bud, other than:

  • bone broth
  • recommending/helping with rest
  • good hygiene
  • keep the air clean

so we don't both get sick, and said friend hopefully gets better quite quickly?

Any foods you recommend/recommend avoiding serving?

(Would ginger root teas be effective? Some sort of essential oils/herbs?)

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on August 26, 2013
at 04:46 PM

I don't know why low in fat - it just works for me. Echinacea should not be used indefinitely, your body gets used to it and it no longer works. Kale would be good, but I use spinach - steam it gently, add some olive oil. Good luck!

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on August 26, 2013
at 04:19 PM

Hmm, very interesting - why low in fat? (Also, why echinacea short-term? I've heard of it but not really read much about it.) And, any suggestions for specific green veggies/dishes?

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on August 26, 2013
at 01:22 PM

Ah, apologies -- my search is now turning up some more, rather good suggestions/questions (though partway through browsing, still mostly supplements) about cold remedies. Hmm.

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on August 26, 2013
at 01:13 PM

(I found a few old threads on this, by the way -- some on honey/lemon teas or herbal remedies for sore throat pain, and one mentioning a cold already well under way. None, however, mention shortening the time for a cold's run [apart from a 50,000 IU megadose of D, which I don't think I could... serve. ;-) )

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 26, 2013
at 01:26 PM

A very very clean eating that is low in fat works for me. No dairy, no nuts and no eggs. The idea is to boost your immune system. No bread, no gluten, no dairy. Tons of green veggies and chicken soup with carrots and garlic.

Echinacea added to your tea? If you would like to try it, week on - week off is the deal. Short term only, don't use it long term.

No sugar or processed foods in any shape or form.

1f9b52f29960095986234231d91e1967

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on August 26, 2013
at 04:19 PM

Hmm, very interesting - why low in fat? (Also, why echinacea short-term? I've heard of it but not really read much about it.) And, any suggestions for specific green veggies/dishes?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 26, 2013
at 04:46 PM

I don't know why low in fat - it just works for me. Echinacea should not be used indefinitely, your body gets used to it and it no longer works. Kale would be good, but I use spinach - steam it gently, add some olive oil. Good luck!

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on August 26, 2013
at 01:37 PM

My personal favorite is Ginger in bone broth, soups, and in green smoothies. Lots of Ginger, in other words.

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on August 26, 2013
at 02:33 PM

I swear by Cold-FX! Anytime I start feeling any sort of symptoms I start popping these bad boys. I haven't been sick in over 2 1/2 years since being introduced to them.

It boosts your immune system and is a life saver!

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on August 26, 2013
at 01:21 PM

Not a paleo remedy, but the cold-eze zinc treatment works pretty well for minimizing full impact and duration of colds and sore throats.

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