Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Day 78 of our Green Year: Dealing With Colds

Cold season isn't here, but we do need to start thinking about how to deal with it when it comes. As part of Our Green Year, we have decided that if we are to get a cold, we will deal with it naturally. There are far too many drugs out in the environment right now and it is starting to have a major effect on ourselves and our environment. Recently, CNN reported that prescription drugs were found in the drinking water of about 41 million Americans!

First, with any sickness, it is often a good idea to simply have some green tea. Green tea is one of the best aids to your immune system that you can find on the market. Just make sure it is organic and fair-trade tea so you can keep your mind clear of guilt.

You need to act fast when you have a cold, it will start with a sore throat and the best way to deal with that is gargling with some salt water. The salt will actually dry and clear out the infection. As well, putting some honey in your green tea can help a lot with inflammation.

If you have a sinus infection, then you can easily get rid of it, albeit in an uncomfortable manner, with a Netti pot that will irrigate your nose with salt water. Doing this, even when you don't have a sinus infection, can reduce the amount of particles you have in your nose.

If you have a rash, use lavender oil and vitamin E lotion to calm down the rashes. You can also use eucalyptus oil to open up your sinuses so you breathe a bit better. Peppermint oil on the temples can help headaches as well.

Trying to eat a balanced diet, having good hygiene and keeping healthy is the best thing you can do to prevent colds and other health problems. Being proactive with your body can save you a lot of trouble down the road.

As well, if you would like to read a fictional story that puts the belief that global warming is not a problem into prospective, read this story here If you want a copy of the story, you can also e-mail me and I will be happy to send it to you.