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Let’s Make the Common Cold Less Common

The common cold robs us of our days, lowers our energy, and leaves us feeling generally unwell. The common cold is spread either by direct contact with infected secretions from contaminated surfaces or by inhaling the airborne virus after individuals sneeze or cough. Person-to-person transmission often occurs when an individual who has a cold blow or touches their nose and then touches someone or something else.

A healthy individual who then makes direct contact with these secretions can subsequently become infected, often after their contaminated hands make contact with their own eyes, nose, or mouth. A cold virus can live on objects such as pens, books, telephones, computer keyboards, and coffee cups for several hours and can thus be acquired from contact with these objects. Many of us think that it is just something that we are stuck with and have to tolerate.

This is not true. There are many natural therapies that have strong research around prevention and shortening of the duration of symptoms. In addition to many natural therapies being useful, they are also things that you might have right at home. Garlic and onions can be used for their antiviral properties. Simple spices such as Thyme and Oregano could also be used. This show will give you actionable tips to protect you and your family from common cold blues.