We just got back from a trip overseas.
Flying with a baby on a long flight is incredibly stressful and difficult, and despite trying to take extra good care of myself, I'm now run down and sick with a brutal head cold.
I am taking naps during the day when the baby naps to try to get some extra rest now, but what foods/drinks should I be taking in now to rid myself of this nasty bug?
Any favorite "sick Paleo" foods to try?
Here you go, feel better!
The spiciest Thai food that I can
barely handle while wrapped in a
blanket at home on the couch to sweat
that bug out
Double time Vitamin C
A mug of hot water with a smashed
piece of ginger, lemon juice, squeeze
of honey, big fat splash of whiskey -
homemade Nyquil. Works on the nose,
soothes the throat. Is good with or without the booze.
Peppermint and/or ginger tea
Staying away from dairy
Chicken soup and chicken broth
Tons of water
Extra garlic in my food-
Kiwi cold from the fridge, frozen berries that I snack on slowly-
Chicken soup with homemade bone broth! Lots of nutrients and the warm broth is so nice when you have a cold.
Not food exactly, but 40,000 IUs of Vitamin D for 1-2 days kicks out any cold virus for me.
Attack it from all sides. Take 1000mg+ C and 20000IU+ D per day. Drink echinacea and elder flower teas with honey and lemon. Pick up some Umcka Cold Care (
Pelargonium sidoides extract) from your local Vitamin Shoppe or Whole Foods and take it 4x-5x daily. Finally, make sure you keep getting that rest you're talking about.
Cut up a 1/4 of a lemon in hot water. Drink the water, eat the lemon. Works for me!
Home made ginger-kombucha, home made bone broth, extra vit C & D (I also eat raw liver but that may be pushing it for a lot of people lol)
I have yet to be sick since starting Paleo, which is odd because I used to average 2-4 cold per year. If I did though, it would be plenty of vitamin D either via supplement or sunlight.
Whenever animals get sick one of the ways you can tell is that they wont eat, so Id probably fast for a decent amount of time.
Lay down and sleep. Not a food but it works for me.
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