I am currently feeling a big cold coming on (headache, chest hurts etc) and I've been upping Vit C, D, taking oil of oregano and the symptoms are subsiding - BUT - I am getting a really sore throat. I have been gargling with salt, but it's not helping much.
Does anyone have any pale-friendly sore throat remedies (that work)
Works for me all the time: warm water and about a teaspoon of cayenne pepper -- gargle with it every 15 minutes or so for a couple hours. It almost always clears my sore throat up before the two hours is up.
I have read that some take 50,000IU of Vitamin D3 at the onset of symptoms for a week or so and that seems to nip the problem. Then they cut back to their regular 5000IU a day. Vit D3 is known to increase the immune system and wards off colds and flus.
I have been supplementing with 5000IU for three years and have been cold and flue free for that period. I would usually get a couple of bouts of the flu prior to switching to paleo and sup with D3.