Annmarie Explains What to Take When You Get The Sniffles – The Renegade Health Show Episode #477

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Today, Ann takes over the show and explains what she’s done over the last week to help her get rid of the sniffles.

Since I’m the one who edits these, I was excited to see how comfortable and confident she’s gotten in front of the camera.

Let her know what you think here on the blog…

Your question of the day: What do you do when you get the sniffles? (Plus what do you think of Ann’s solo show?)

Click here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and leave your comments now!

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Kev

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.

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  1. Milissa says:

    Im a big fan of Oil of Oregano! Hope you get better soon. I know the holidays had an effect on my health too.

  2. jackie says:

    AnnMarie did a great job! Especially when not even feeling very well…hope you’re back to normal soon.

  3. Jeremy says:

    I like to do a tea with milk thistle and enchinacea. Organic honey work great as a sweetener.

  4. Patricia Sue McLarand says:

    I am caring about this Annmarie,and try to stay on top. I eat mostly sturdy foods, detox drinks when possible, and go to the fitness center. I daily take the Wellness Formula from Mother’s Market and cleansers or enzymes and vitamine suppliments. I applaud Merlins Magic in my H20 – 8-8oz. I havent the time for all the fasting and nutrition paths like I use to enjoy…though to stay steady during the winter months seems best and studious to this genuine ongoing ‘protection’ path of ones self and thus, to others. Keep space around you.
    I recently bought a Optimus Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater that is real nice to have and is small and quiet! (at Amazon.com $30.00+/-). There is also something my father used when I was growing up…called a infrared lamp and it was great… http://www.jdsorientalhealthsupply.com/catalog/item/1903162/1326845.htm
    I suggested to my daughter to use vegitable bouillon cubes to recover. The lemon, honey and hot H20 is really nice. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I hope your feeling lots better. Smiles

  5. Cindi says:

    Ok… first…. Ann Marie did a great job… and I am sooo sorry she is not feeling well.. I have the sniffles too in fact .. and I will try her tea.. it sounds wonderful. I normally do tea with lots and lots of lemon… a bit of honey.. so will just add those other things to mine now… ty guys!

  6. AnnMarie says:

    The Cold Wet Sock Treatment!!! It sounds not so fun, but is really a wonderfully effective hydrotherapy treatment. All you need is a pair of cotton socks, a pair of wool socks, and a basin of hot water. Start by thoroughly wetting and wringing out the cotton socks and putting them in the freezer. While they’re chilling, soak your feet in hot water (as hot as you can tolerate) for 20 minutes (you might need to add additional hot water). After that, put on the frozen socks, and then put the wool socks on. Bundle up and go to bed. You’ll be warm, really! :I’ve been repeatedly amazed at how helpful this is.

    Annmarie, you’re awesome (must be the name :))! I think you get extra points for doing the show without equipment and not at 100%!

  7. Natalie says:

    Well done on the show AnnMarie…and hope you’re feeling better soon 🙂

    The thing that gets me through the sniffles the most is Ginger Baths! They are amazing!
    I sprinkle about a half a cup of fresh grated ginger into a hot bath….soak for 20-30 minutes….and let my sniffles sweat right out! Its crazy how much you will sweat….and how well you will sleep afterwards…highly recommend it!

    Thanks again for your wonderful shows…Much love and Health to you both!

  8. AnnMarie says:

    oh! …and if you’re dealing with chest congestion, you can add osha root to the tea while it’s brewing…that stuff is powerful!

  9. Barbara says:

    UMCKA by Natures Way for colds and flu. The best!!!

  10. Sharon says:

    I use homeopathy more than anything else when any problems arise. For colds and sinuses Euphorbium comp spray would be my first choice. Other good remedies are fresh orange juice daily (do this daily and you’ll likely NEVER get the sniffles!), garlic tea, hot baths (must cover chest so don’t bother if you only have a small tub), detox foot baths, mustard plasters on chest is Russian remedy, mullein for cough, probiotics for immunity, colloidal silver (you can also put it in your nose/sinuses), sauna. Elderberry for flu. Any medicinal mushrooms. I use Agaricus daily but Maitake and Reishi are great too.

    Of course none of these things are drugs and not of them heal anything, LOL!

    Yup, you can take over any time Annmarie. Watch out you may soon have a full time job!

  11. Sylvia says:

    It depends on what the issue is…once when I felt I had food poisoning I made a gallon of fresh juice from carrots, pineapple, apple, celery, ginger, & parsley. I drank it all. I had an extra menses the next day, mid-cycle, which I attributed to my body getting rid of toxins. I also rely on this mixture for a cold.

    With the back-of-the-throat tickle I like echinachea-goldenseal capsules. The neti pot also works wonders. In the past, when I first felt I was getting sick, I would seek out a Mexican restaurant that served menudo and drink the broth. I couldn’t stomach the stomach 🙂 but the broth cured me.

    I hope you’re feeling better, Annemarie.
    Sylvia

  12. Ann’s magical recipe with lemon, ginger, honey, and cayenne … is partial ingredients for our “upper respiratory tea” recipe if you add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 clove garlic. Drink right before bedtime and upon awakening until symptoms disappear.

  13. Dawni says:

    Nice job, AnnMarie…

    I noticed you sniffling for the past week. Happy you are taking stock and caring for yourself.

    Powerful to jump in there and bring it to us RAW like that. How many times when on the road do we find ourselves working in less than ideal situations? Life flows that way sometime. Your show is relevant. I have read lots of emails of folks not feeling so great.

    Elderberry Honey sounds intriguing.

    I use a tablespoon of raw honey with several drops of Thyme essential oil well blended. Thyme burns so never take it without a carrier/emulsifier like honey. It will KNOCKOUT anything you’ve got that is phlegm producing.

    I haven’t had to use it for years – yet know where to go if needed. I also keep a blend of essential oils for sinuses and the immune system on hand along with Perelandra’s ETS and Bach Flower Remedy.

    I like nettle as well.

    Kevin – save a copy of your smoothie book for me. I will order the new program you launched with David Wolfe when I return to the USA. I am looking forward to the information and working with it. I have been lucky to have internet connection this past week and enjoying you both.

    Dawni

  14. Marina says:

    Way to go AnnMarie.. you did GREAT 🙂
    Feel better soon… Blessings, Marina

  15. nice show Anne Marie!- don’t forget essential oils work wonders if you don’t have fresh on hand- ginger, lemon, etc. good for internal use – capsules, tea and on the bottom of the feet, inhaled- all goes to the right places!
    http://healthynow.younglivingworld.com

  16. bethany says:

    Very well done, thank you Annmarie.
    Have you been putting hydrogen peroxide in your ears every day? I haven’t had even a sore throat this season yet and last winter I had one cold after another. Dr. Mercola has recommended this! You can look it up on his site.
    I work in a nursing home, direct resident care, and I put it in before I go to work and also before I go out shopping anywhere. I put about 4 drops of regular H2O2 in and tip my head to the side so it goes into the ear canal. Hold it there for a bit. Then put a Q-tip there and when I put my head up it runs out onto it.
    I have a weak immune system and I’m trying to strengthen it. I’ve had cold sores, but not one cold. Tea is wonderful and always helps me feel better too.

  17. May Blom says:

    Ann Marie, I thought you were great especially since you’re not feeling so well! Hot water, lemon, and honey has always done the trick for me. I also use my infrared sauna to sweat it all out. Feel better!

  18. Kat says:

    You did an awesome job flying solo with the show today, Annmarie! I’m so sorry you’re feeling congested, I hope you feel better soon!!

    Great suggestions for combating the sniffles. I like honey and lemon in hot tea too…don’t like the taste of it with cayenne but I know it works. I also sometimes will do a steam breathing treatment with eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil if I’m really congested, and chamomile tea to help me sleep.

    I just ordered some of the Honey Gardens honey/elderberry syrup blend – thanks for sharing that! I can’t wait to try it! After I had already ordered it I found the wild cherry bark syrup (for coughs) and wished I had ordered it too…have you tried it?

    Hugs,
    Kat

  19. Mary Artemis says:

    No food for the day or longer. And then, a shot of wheatgrass. Does the trick every time.
    Mary from Stamford

  20. Ladan says:

    I hope u feel better soon..i think probiotics are a great way to keep the digestive system on track..’colds’ usually come around when there is an accumilation of waste in the system..it happens to all of us at some point or another. Take really good care of yourself as i’m sure you are and i wish you good health.

  21. Radames Delgado says:

    I think Annmarie did great on the show today. To not be feeling very well and still have that extra push to still do the show is great! so good for you, and us. Hope you feel better well. So, i do a very similar recipe that i got from my first juicing book called Raw Juices Can Save Your Life! by Sandra Cabot MD. the recipe is as follows: juice the following: 2 lemons, 1 clove garlic, .5inch piece of ginger, 1 apple,1 pear, 1 cup hot water, 1tbsp or more of honey/to taste, cayenne to taste. I use a great chili called aji panca, in its powder form, and i add quiete a bit because i love the “wake-up” it gives your senses. sometimes i also use 2 apples because i do not always have pears. i have also had the “sniffles” the last few weeks and this drink has really helped me stay on top. my wife had a pretty bad cold last year and i made this for her and the cold literally went away overnight. RAWSOME drink!!! try it

  22. Daniela says:

    Well done AM! Hope you feel better soon!

  23. lynda says:

    hi annmarie..you did a great show! everyone has such good idea’s, garlic is a biggie for me..get plenty of rest, a new bed every couple of days can/will catch up to you. feel better soon, lynda

  24. Jo Smith says:

    Great job in less than ideal conditions (hotel room on the fly?)! Hope you are feeling much better.

  25. Betsy says:

    If lemon or honey is not available, try drinking a few cups of hot water, not cold , that will help as well.

  26. Christine says:

    You’ve done very well on your own, Annemarie! Sorry for the sniffles.
    For sore throat I gargle with warm salty water as often as possible, especially before going to bed.
    As for the sniffles, I drip a cotton swab in the salty water and dab the nostrils and I finish by rubbing a bit of coconut oil in the nostrils. I do this also before going out as a preventive measure against viruses and bacteria.
    Get well soon.
    Christine

  27. Darlena says:

    I use the neti pot at the first sign of a sniffle or scratchy throat… I use it every two hours if possible. In between, I use a pure saline nose spray and gargle warm water with a little sea salt. One day is usually all it takes and the symptoms are gone…

  28. anasha Sol says:

    Annemarie , i enjoyed your presence a lot, i resonate with your softness, calmness, warmth, and you also have a depth, and get well, you probably and simply need to detox and rest after a year on the road, the family, the cold climate, ….. for my part, i fast and allow nature to takes it course, and do a colonic or 2 or enemas.

  29. Sandy says:

    For a stuffy nose, homeopathic pulsatilla is great. I also like elderberry lozenges for a sore throat, and take Alpha CF at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms. If I take it soon enough, I can usually prevent the illness from progressing any further.

    Great job, Annmarie!

  30. Jessica says:

    I drink Kombucha.. it works miracles.

    G.T.’s Kombucha is also raw and vegan.

  31. Aga says:

    Hi
    the best is juce from garlic,lemon,ginger:)
    Annmarie I hope you get well soon

  32. Kym Hutcheon says:

    Yeah, I like this conversational style – more a communication than presentation of information, if that makes sense. (And also like anasha Sol above said.)

    As for remedies, I find just plain ole echinacea is fantastic if I get run down. For me, it’s a total siler bullet.

  33. Kym Hutcheon says:

    That’d be silver bullet. Ok, back to howling at the Moon.

  34. Great Job Annmarie, very brave to do a show when you are feeling less than 100%

    My quick pick me up remedies are as follows: oregano oil. If I even start to feel the edge of a cold or flu taking this 3 times per day wipes it out before it even hits full force. Eucalyptus oil under my nose and on my throat/chest. This really helps breathing and clears up mucus. Lastly I often make up a green juice with garlic and cayenne and whatever citrus fruit I have available. Greens for alkalization, garlic for an antibiotic, cayenne to keep warm and start sweating, and citrus for vitamin c. Add honey for sweetness. It doesn’t always taste the best but it’s never failed me. And if it’s a sore throat gargling with salt water is a life saver. On top of what I do do, it’s also what I avoid such as processed sugars of any sort as these can destroy your immune system quickly.

  35. Maria says:

    Get back to Super-Well soon AnnMarie!! You didn’t even have a knife, lol, that made me laugh – you did awesome (as Kevin might say) 🙂
    I love honey/lemon/ginger tea when I’m ill, I’ve been told that if one also adds garlic it tastes disgusting but will get you will super-quick. Never tried it myself though.
    I felt a bit shocked at first – isn’t it funny how we get it in our heads that this doesn’t happen to some people!!! This was a good wake-up call, thank you for sharing AnneMarie. Much healing love to you xxx

  36. Maria says:

    Oh yeah, talking of remedies, I have a minor burn on my arm. Do you guys know of a natural/herbal remedy I can use to help it heal faster and avoid scarring? x

  37. Jeanne says:

    Homeopathy shines here.
    arsenicum (if you are cold and sneezing and it starts in the night. allium cepa (onion) if you are sneezing exploding sneezes, several at a time, and your eyes water, and you drip from the nose, nux vomica if you cant get warm and you are crabby as a bear, ferrum phos at the beginning of any kind of cold like an insurance policy, bryonia if you have a cold travelling below your throat giving you a tough dry cough, merc sol if it gives you a sore throat tending to travel to the ears…..lots more but these work for most colds.
    AnnMarie..very believable!!

  38. Barbara W. says:

    Nice job Ann Marie 🙂 It has been great seeing you become more comfortable in front of the camera. The ingredients you mentioned remind me of a recipe I found online and have used several times from Dr. Weil: For head and chest congestion, malaise and chills try this powerful tea. Grate a one-inch piece of peeled ginger root. Put in a pot with 2 cups of cold water, bring to the boil, lower heat, and simmer five minutes. Add one half teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste) and simmer one minute more. Remove from heat. Add 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, honey to taste, and one or two cloves of mashed garlic. Let cool slightly and strain if desired.

  39. Marie1225 says:

    Hi Annmarie,

    Awww, sweetie I hope that you feel better. I will be praying for you. I’m going to try that tea/juice you spoke about today. I just usually drink as much water with lemon as possible to try to flush it out along with echinacea tea.

    I know zinc helps, but so far I’m not satisfied with the supplements I’ve found out there. There is always something else in it that is unhealthy, or the way it is processed is poor. I also try to ingest extra green juices and citrus fruits.

    Thanks,

    Marie

  40. Gail says:

    Hi,
    AnnMarie did a wonderful job. I enjoyed her show. Hope you are feeling better.

  41. Marie1225 says:

    Oh I forgot I do colloidal silver spray as well, and I wash my hands like crazy.

    How does everyone feel about goldenseal?

  42. Terri says:

    Hea Kevin & AnneMarie,

    Here’s what I do and by the 6th hour I am feeling much better, also they both travel well:

    Colds and Sore Throats

    Oil of Oregano is an excellent early defense mechanism when you feel a cold or sore throat coming on. Simply take 3 drops of Oregano Oil once per day (you can mix it into a glass of warm water) and you should notice results within a few hours. Repeat this once per day for up to 5 days until the symptoms are gone.

    Oriental Herb Company, Cold Snap

    Basic Way: Take two capsules three times a day.
    Another Way:Throw out the notion that a printed set of directions will provide the exact answer. Consider size, constitution, timing and other factors affecting each unique person. Frequent use (as often as every twenty minutes) may be required in certain circumstances. With more experience and some anticipation, you won’t need to consume a large quantity of herbs. The suggested maximum amount per day is 24 capsules.
    Continuing with the Basic Way for a couple of days to ensure restoration of righteous chi. When the process is complete, the body is often stronger for having been challenged.

    Become well again soon,

    Terri

  43. Ronna says:

    Since i started taking vitamin d3 drops, I haven’t caught a cold, but its only been 6 months, which is a record for me. I also eat a lot of raw garlic, take vitamin C daily and a probiotic. Feel better and good luck

  44. Jeff says:

    Sorry for the sniffles. I don’t understand how you could have a cold? You guys eat way better than me. I changed my diet in 1999 and have never had a cold or sniffles ever. I live in Buffalo NY. I am not even 100% raw yet, actually about 60% raw. I eat venisen, free range local farmed chickens and the eggs, Raw milk (only a little.) However whenever if I eat anything the was cooked at all long enough to kill the enzymes I always suppliment with taking stableized enzymes so I don’t inhibit digestion. I try to combine the right foods for digesting. I do suppliment with whole food vitimines and super food powders because all I can get here is supermarket imported veggies and fruit which are not nutrient dense. I am exposed lots of people with colds and and the flu but I don’t seem to catch them. Maybe we need some animal products in the cold harsh north eastern environment. If I was in Fl., or Ca. I most likely would transition to about 95% raw right away. When I used to get colds I actually would have real homemade chicken soup and it worked every time. After eating it I would sweat the cold away real quick. Now I would most likely hit up the super green supplements that are targeted for inflammation and protein enzymes and marine phytoplankton. Thanks for all your inspiration. I will be there soon. Each week I eat less cooked foods, It’s just hard to stop when it’s 10 degrees out with a wind chill of -15. you crave something hot to warm up.

  45. Lauren says:

    I’ve had the same cold since Christmas too!! Bad choices for me as well! 🙂 I’ve been drinking that exact drink! Too funny!!! I have a mug right now!

  46. Anne Hunt says:

    I make an Oxymel:
    250ml Apple Cider Vinegar
    7.5 gm Cayenne pepper
    45 gm Fresh minced garlic
    300 ml Raw Honey
    heat until blended and syrupy. Can gargle or use 2 tsp. twice per day.
    Keep in a glass jar with a tight lid in frig.

    I also make an Elderberry Syrup:
    2 lbs Elderberries, rinsed
    4 cups Water
    2 1/2 Cups Raw Honey
    4 Tbsp. Brandy
    1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
    ONLY use stainless steel pot and spoon.
    Boil and reduce heat for 15-20 minutes. Pass berries through a food mill and discard skins.
    Pour stained juice in pot and add raw honey. Cook until thick about 15 minutes add lemon juice and Brandy. Cool and pour into a glass jar with tight lid. Take 2 Tbsp. 3 times per day or as needed for cough. Keeps in the frig. for up to 1 year. If it gets molds you can skim off and reboil.

    These are from my herbology course and work for me and my family. You do not have to add the brandy but it seems to help stabilize the syrup.
    Neti pot: at least 3 times per day
    Steam inhaler of 5 gtts of Eucalyptus essential oil in pan of boiling water with cloth over the top and breath in the vapor for a few minutes. (Put the oil in after the water boils or it will evaporate prior to you breathing in the steam.)
    Also use the Eucalyptus oil in a spray water bottle and spritz it in the air of your sauna.
    Hope you enjoy and the New Year brings to life all of your good dreams.
    Anne

  47. kim says:

    I had a cold a few weeks ago:

    1) warm salt water gargle
    2) cayenne powder on tongue and disolve down throat
    3) chew garlic
    4) ginger tea (from powder and raw root)
    5) warm lemon water with stevia

  48. Nina says:

    The very first thing I ALWAYS take when I start to feel the sore throat is to take wild thyme oil, 2 drops in the morning, 2 drops in the evening, I usually use coconut oil, but you can use honey or any other oil as well. If taken early enough, the thyme oil is really efficient, it acts as nature’s antibiotic.

    I also take grapefruit seed extract and lots of vitamin C and try to get as much rest as possible until feeling better.

  49. Awesome job AnnMarie. Hope you feel better soon. Mother used to chop garlic and place in in a glass jar and pour olive oil over it and boil the glass jar and then rub the oil on our feet. It seemed to help us. Take care. Love you skin care products. I voted for you. Take care and have a wonderful day.

  50. Lynn says:

    I stockpile oscillococcinum homeopathic remedies. 3 pellets 3x daily works for me! Some hot tea is always a feel better comfort as well. REST is key.

  51. Heather Hemphill says:

    Great job Annmarie! I have to tell you that Oregano oil, 3 drops under the tounge, let the saliva gather swish around and swallow as slowly as you can. Take it every 4 hours or sooner if you get worse. and keep it up for a couple of days past last simptoms but it can be less often.

    Try not to drink anything for a few minutes if you can. I know it burns if you have something it has to work on. You know you are getting better when you take it and it just tastes good.

    IT works great on cold sores too.Amazing stuff. I also take extra vitamin c, calcium and vitamin D to bolster the effects.

    🙂 Heather

  52. Dee says:

    Maria,

    hold a split leaf of aloe vera on the burn for 6-10 hours and the burn literally will disappear.

  53. Dee says:

    actually rather than hold it, wrap something else around it to hold it, or bandage the aloe leaf onto the burn site.

  54. Jackie says:

    My favorite cold/sore throat remedy is garlic. At the first subtle sign of something trying to invade my throat/chest/sinuses I start taking (750-1000 mg)of garlic 3X a day for at least 3-4 days and then taper down and stop. Garlic is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. The Russians used it in WWI when they ran out of penicillin.

  55. Dee says:

    I drink echinacea tea. I eat lots of soup. I drink hot juice, juice diluted with hot water. Take vitamin C, astralagus, various tissue salts, olive leaf extract, usually whatever tests positive and depends on the severity of my symptoms.

  56. jennifer says:

    Ann Marie did a great show on her own. I have a completely un-related question. David Wolfe talks about calcium supplements causing calcification in our bodies which causes disease. Calcification in the mouth causes plaque. My ‘natural’ toothpaste from the health food store contains calcium carbonate (1st ingredient!). This can’t be good. What do you guys use? I say one of your older shows where a natural toothpaste was made of horsetail and silt or good dirt (I think). Do you have any other ideas?

    Thanks. I just love you guys and appreciate all that you do so very much.
    Jennifer

  57. Sarah says:

    Fresh juices with juiced garlic

    Vitamin C powder

    Ginger & lemon tea (I actually just slice up the lemon and through it in the hot water with ginger)

    Honey makes me slightly mucousy but my osteopath swears by warmed up honey & cinnamon (1 tbsp each)

    But nothing makes me feel better than a comfy couch, a warm blanket, and dozing in and out of sleep…especially when my puppies are with me.

    Feel better my dear xoxo

  58. JT Moore says:

    All good stuff. You did a wonderful Job Annemarie. Garlic, garlic, garlic! I stayed home from work yesterday so I could care for an oncoming bug with the nasal congestion and throat scratchy thing. I have to add; a garlic and onion sandwich does wonderful things too. Plus, alkalizing your system helps immensely. I assumed that if I caught a bug my system was acid, so I alkalized taking one half tsp of baking soda in a 6 oz glass of water, six time yesterday. Works great. I still have some symptoms but feel great.

  59. Tyra McMahon says:

    Thieves oil from young living works amazing. Just put a few drops in hot water with some honey. Also I use grape fruit seed extract in orange juice.

    Hope your feeling much better today Anne Marie!

  60. KC says:

    As you’ve heard me say before, I swear by ACV, or Apple Cider Vinegar. Bragg’s brand seems to be the most “whole” that I can find around here.
    1 tsp. in a mug of hot water every hour. Sometimes when I want it to taste yummy, I put 1 tsp. of raw, unfiltered honey in. Yummy and soothing!

    Then, two or three times a day, I add a Tablespoon of ACV to a couple cups of boiling water, lean over it with a towel over my head, and breathe in the steam. If the vineger is too strong, start out with a weaker formula. The hot steam is very soothing, and the ACV really seems to help break things up!

    Also, I noticed you had a scarf around your neck, and are focusing on staying warm – good job! That’s key!

    Ann Marie, I hope you’re back to normal in no time! As for the show? Great job!

  61. KC says:

    Oh, by the way, I just wanted to say thank you for saying out loud that you might have made some food choices that were not your usual good ones. Sometimes it helps to hear that others have had the same “slips”, and I totally agree that how we are feeling right now may be directly effected by those choices. Let’s get better soon, shall we?!

  62. Blaine says:

    Okay, so first off, I love your videoblog. Second, I don’t know if anyone has made a similar comment above yet, but I’ve heard some people swear by apple cider vinegar (I’ve heard some to use a touch of whiskey or brandy) when sick. Essentially it does something similar to lemon juice. The beauty of such acidic liquids is their ability to clear any phlegm from your throat as well as sterilize the area. The honey is essential though, because that same acidity has a drying effect. Thus the moisturizing and naturally antibacterial qualities of honey are extremely helpful.

    If your throat is doing really bad and you want a natural solution, gargling with salt water can be fantastic. Again, the antiseptic qualities of salt water can be really good for your throat and any bacterial infections in the mouth. 🙂

    Okay, I started rambling in this comment. Sorry about that! I’m just finally getting over a sore throat myself and found the rest (although needed), has left me feeling a little couped up.

    Get better!
    -Blaine

  63. Michelle says:

    Ann Marie, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re under the weather. I hope you’re beginning to feel better soon!!

    For myself, I like to soak in hot, sea salt baths, get some extra rest and also some extra time outdoors, even in the cold, always seems to help too.
    Thnx for posting you’re recipe for you’re ginger & honey tea, it sounds sooo comforting.

    Please continue to do more vidoes, I always love hearing what you have to say…

  64. Genevieve says:

    I agree — we all tend to make poor food choices over the holidays. It is so easy to do with all the tempting goodies around.

    My mother always gave us the hot lemon drink with honey and sometimes she’d add a wee bit of gin, I think. I add the ginger juice instead. Works great.

    The oregano oil works too, as described above. Just tastes horrid.

    And any time anyone around me gets the flu or a cold, I make them hot chicken or hot turkey soup. I know you probably wouldn’t eat that, but it works every time.

    And zinc lozenges for a sore throat, head over steaming pot with eucalyptus drops added for stuffy sinuses, gargling with salt water for sore throat. Someone suggested putting drops of it in the nose too — never thought of that but it does make sense.

    I agree, too, that you need a rest. You have been on the go for a year and although you loved every bit of it, it does take a toll on the body. Your body is telling you to take it easy for awhile. Detox and rest.

    All the best.

  65. Leam says:

    I had noticed you had the sniffles a couple episodes back. I like your positive attitude – not “sick” but a little warn down. Body heals faster with a positive outlook – as well as plenty of rest.

    Broth made from onions and bay leaves is a great remedy for a cough – warming and soothing. Garlic broth is great also.
    Elderberry syrup is definitely a favorite.
    Many good homeopathic supplements like ossiliococcinum and others. Tea tree oil lozenges.
    Saline spray for nose.

    Take care of yourself. You look lovely in black for your coloring – however on camera brighter colors would show up better and give you more life and color. All told, you have an appealing, gentle quality.

  66. ESSENTIAL OILS! NOTHING WORKS FASTER OR BETTER ESPECIALLY FOR THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS!

  67. KC says:

    Sorry to post this question here, but I don’t know where else to do it.
    Where is Jonny 5? We haven’t seen him in a while, and I miss him. He would help you feel better too 😉

  68. Geri says:

    fantastic job Annmarie, Kevin who? 🙂
    I take pau d’ arco, airborne every 3 hours, extra C and D3! works for me!

  69. Dianne says:

    Annmarie – Perfect timing! This video was “sniff” meant to be. 🙂 I’m now going to and go and make that tea “sniff” for myself.

    Lol on “Kevin who”? You did a wonderful job!

    Here’s to health,

    Dianne

  70. Veronika says:

    My concoction is a blend of every antibacterial & antiviral food I have in my kitchen. Feel free to look up each of these foods to see the medicinal benefits they have – it’s fun!

    You don’t need to use ALL of these ingredients, just make do with what you have already. Keep in mind though that each of these ingredients has their own unique beneficial properties:

    In a pot of spring water, simmer garlic, ginger, cayenne, oregano, cumin, turmeric, ground fennel seed, ground cardamom, a little bit of ground cloves and cinnamon. If tummy-upset is part of your illness, add bay leaf. You can also add basil as an extra ingredient for coughs or tummy upset.

    After 10-15 min, I pour it in a mug and add my echinacea/elderberry tea bag (I think it’s the same one you were using).

    Then I add lots of honey. It doesn’t taste too awful, and it REALLY works. It always gets rid of my sore throat after 1-2 cups.

    If you have a bottle of “italian seasoning”, you’ll get the added benefits of marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and sage. But I wouldn’t steep too much sage on its own because it can release toxic levels of thujone (especially bad for pregnant women).

  71. You have ignored my observation that respiratory congestion in the form of mucus is caused by overeating carbohydrates. The real solution is to not overeat in the first place. Not to overload with carbs until your body is dumping them through all your mucus membranes trying to maintain homeostasis. Then instead of getting the message and cutting back on the carbs further abusing your body by trying to force it to quit cleaning out.

    You have never noticed the connection between holidays and the subsequent flu season?

    This is particularly important to people switching to a raw vegan diet because they tend to overeat carbs. It is true that various stressors can precipitate a cleansing reaction but it would not happen if the toxic buildup of carbohydrates was not there. Remember, too much of the best nutrient is toxic because the body now has to expend resources eliminating it.

  72. Mark Brend says:

    This cold fix has never failed me.

    Step 0 – do this as soon as you notice something maybe up.
    Step 1 – Never take pills (unless you are about to pass-out from the pain)
    Step 2 – Finely chop 2 cloves of garlic
    Step 3 – Warn some baked beans 100g (just warm not hot)
    Step 4 -Mix together and eat 3 times a day for 2-3 days
    Step 5 – drink lots of warm water.

    Extra steps
    Step 6 – make your body hot (just hot enough that you almost sweat. Turn up the heating, wear coat, wear more cloths, go to bed dressed)
    Step 7 – if you are doing step 6 drink even more warm water.

    Extra extra steps
    Step 8 – take a little sea salt. (if are doing step 6)

    Steps 0 – 5: will do the job.

  73. Cindy (Sydney, Australia) says:

    It’s funny that this exact thing happened to me on New Years Day. I had a very late night (3.30am – only 3 1/2 hours sleep) and the weather here had been quite wet & cold (in the middle of summer), and i had eaten things I don’t normally eat and had some alcohol!!! Not sure which one did it, probably a combination of them all but I got a virus. Sore throat, clogged up ears and head etc. This time i rested and gargled with salt & water but i usually use the following “Tea”.
    Juice 1 lemon + sliced rind from 1/2 lemon
    1/2 cinnamon stick
    3 sprigs fresh thyme (cut up)
    3cm piece ginger (grated)
    2 – 3 tsp honey
    1 cup boiling water
    Put in plunger or tea pot & let stand for 3 – 4 mins then strain & serve.
    I have not had any type of cold or virus for such a long time especially since i started taking Spirulina. I had recently been on a “detox” style eating plan and feel that i am now probably more sensitive to “bad” things. It was the first time i had had alcohol in many months , but mostly I think the lack of sleep did it. Didn’t help that i was awoken by the sound of a lawnmower at 7.00am on New Years Day, & couldn’t go back to sleep. Great job Ann Marie & I hope you feel better very soon. Take care.

  74. Elaine says:

    Annmarie….you did a great job!! Hope you’re feeling back up to snuff real soon.
    ‘Tis the season’ for sniffles, sore throat and coughs it seems. I had one last week, too so what my body told me was gonna feel really good was veggie broth. I just cut up onions, celery, lots of garlic, carrots,& a sweet potato. I sauteed the onion, garlic and celery very gently, added water and then threw in the rest of the veggies. Simmered that mixture till the veggies were almost soft. Used my mandoline to very thinly slice some cabbage and poured the hot broth over the cabbage. What a treat! Felt so good, too.
    I also use capsules of THIEVES, OREGANO AND FRANKINCENSE oil from Young Living at least 3 times a day. A couple doses of Alkalime helps get my pH back to where it’s supposed to be. THIEVES spray in the back of my throat fixes the sore throat.
    After a couple days of the above and getting extra rest, I’m pretty much all better.
    This is always a wake-up call for me and happens when I’ve been sloppy about my daily healty routines of food, supplements and oil applications. Sometimes I take better care of everyone else than I do of myself!! Lesson learned…..again!

  75. Great show Annmarie. I will admit I fell off the wagon big time during the holidays as well. Lemon in warm water with raw honey is good. as well as echinacea, reishi,garlic & lots of fresh juice. Also here is some info I read. It takes energy to digest any food & so the less energy it uses to digest, it can use to help us heal. Just a thought. I’m sure you’ll recover quickly.

    Here’s to your speedy recovery and a year of excellent health.

  76. Connie says:

    Fortunately I have had very few colds (and those I did have were very minor) since I have been taking Juice Plus (http://www.lacelle-solution-juiceplus.com) so I’ve not had to take anything. But my daughter gets colds so I encourage her to make a boiling water/lemon/garlic and sometimes honey drink for her sore throat. My husband tried oregano oil for a cold he seemed to be getting this month, and he was so happy it chased it off.

    I don’t know how this would help, but it’s worth a shot. I just read about something called GOOT (from an e-mail that’s been circulating). You blend equal amounts of minced garlic, coconut oil, and olive oil together (the recipe said to use 3 tablespoons of each item) and then pour the concoction into a wide mouthed jar and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks (though I do not see why it wouldn’t keep longer). Use this like a salve–rubbing it around your ears, on the bottom of your feet, in your nostrils, etc. Next time my gang seems to be on the verge of getting sick I am going to make this and see how well it does.

  77. Thomas says:

    I too like elderberry extract.
    When congested, I get small garlic cloves and peel one and suck on it like a lozenge, slowly swallowing the juice. Just remember not to bite into it until it is so small you are ready to chew it right up and swallow it.
    Most grocery stores, as well as health-food stores, now carry my favorite healing teas:
    Ginger-Aid and Gypsy Cold Care by Traditional Medicines. The ginger tea will warm you right up and the other contains elder which is great for respiratory tracts.

  78. jasmyn says:

    Think most of the herbal and food remedies have been covered quite well by everyone:) In addition to the great food and herb advice, big YES to the essential oils and homopathy.. I like kingbio’s products… Also… Massaging your lymph system… which includes areas on your chest, both sides of spine, abdomen, thighs. Keep that lymph moving;) And sending color healing to your body. Thanking my body for helping me by showing me healing symptoms.. which I often interpret as a cold. Sending reiki or other forms of energy healing including using tuning forks to my thymus gland. Playing often helps. Of course rest. Rest REST is very important. The body has to take time to heal. Rest in the form of sleep is doubly great. Bundling up to bring on a sweat helps to move the toxins out. Dry brushing helps the skin shed the stuff which helps the rest of the body to do its thing. Giving myself a hug. Telling the oogie boogies;) to get out of my body.. I’ve learned all I care to from them.. Thank you very much;) Getting out on Mother Earth.!!!:):):):) Helps your body to come back into health. So like if it’s really cold sit or even better lay on her for maybe 20-30 min at least once a week. Daily is better when you can get into the practice of it. Currently I’m trying to re-establish this practice in my life. It brought me such help. The holon of immunity and the holon of balance. ( Channeled stuff from Tom Kenyon;) ) Oooh and always well wishes from others sooo hope you feel better:)

  79. jasmyn says:

    oop and diffuse the oils .. gets rid of the buggies in the air;)

  80. RJ says:

    Hope you are feeling in tip-top shape by this Saturday!!

    Happy New Year to both of you!!

  81. jasmyn says:

    op and check out cardomom;)type of spice

  82. SHERRY says:

    Hi, hope you feel better. I like to take andrographis herb and/or Raw Manuka Honey. Both really knock out a cold quick.

  83. john says:

    Hope the best for you AnnMarie , I will pray for you today for a recovery from this set back .What your doing is what I would probably do and experiment a bit as what protocol works best . What also might be the cause might be environmental , ——CHEM TRAILS, NUCLEAR PLANTS, MILITARY PROVING GROUNDS ,EMF,ELF waves ,CELL TOWERS,Government Black Projects via corrupt politicians (democrat and republican) , HARP ( comment from yesterday ) you could be doing every thing right and your body has I’m sure enough green reserves in it. And now that your back from all your travels or maybe in your location or AREA that you reside in, where your body might be going thru some biological or chemical or electrical adjustment phase, in which state your immune response is low.Wishing you and Kevin the Best.

  84. Sophia says:

    Awesome job today. I hope you feel well soon. I enjoyed the drink recipe and can’t wait to try it!!!

  85. Teri says:

    Great Job Annmarie.. I had the sniffles 3 days ago.. I used Grapefruit extract nasal spray.. can get it at the health food store.. cuts the phlem and kills the germs that multipy in the throat.. I was good in less that 12 hours..great stuff..

  86. These are great comments. I will copy them to my file of advanced paths…up to heaven so we get there..in ‘no time’. Thank u

  87. Wilhelmina says:

    Sorry to see you are not feeling well, great show. Its wonderfull to hear about all the differend remedies from everyone.
    Annmarie I could not find the recipe you mentioned you would post from your friend Heather. Could you post it or sent it along in the next e-mail you sent out. I would love that.
    Hugs and lots get well wishes

  88. Maggie says:

    Throughout the years I have tried several of the suggestions listed in these posts to ward off or shorten colds and sniffles. The single best thing that has ever worked for me is taking 5000IU/day of Vitamin D3. It is a great immune system builder. I’ve avoided any serious cold or flu since I’ve started taking this (for the past 2 winters) and that is a first for me. A couple of times I thought I was getting a cold and within 2 days it moved right on out of my system, whereas before I would be down for a week and then take another week to regain my energy. A recent blood test showed that my levels are excellent since taking this and I now won’t be without it. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for pulling it together to do the show today.

  89. Chriss says:

    I hope you feel better soon.

    When I start to get a cold I like to use sage, lemon and honey to make a tea. Sage tea tends to work really well on headaches and head colds when I do get them. Also when I use to get stomach flu my grandmother use to give me a tablespoon of liquor (really dark french stuff, that tasted like licorice) and a teaspoon of honey. It tasted horrible and made it worse for about 20 min but then you started feeling better.

  90. gina says:

    great job, annmarie! i always use echinacea and wheatgrass juice at the first sign of a cold. that stops it “cold.” 😉

  91. Emily says:

    Annmarie, you have such an aura of friendliness and it serves your show very well.

    Observing from an advertising industry professional viewpoint, here are a couple observations you might want to note about today’s show – the first is you said, “Um” quite a bit and second, we didn’t get a visual of your putting the tea recipe together except for the lemon in your hand.

    I use buckwheat honey, green tea and lemon for a cold remedy. I haven’t been sick in 2 years. I will think healing thoughts for you and hope you feel better real soon. 🙂

  92. Brian says:

    When I do become a carrier of the cold or flu, I don’t do much about it. The symptoms are usually so mild and I’m usually not aware of it. People do not even know that I have it.

    I guess it is good to build up the beta-carotene stores with leafy greens and orange vegetables. Probably lysine rich foods are good for the immune system.

    Vitamin D is a good immune booster. It is good for cold sores. Even if I eat a lot of nuts and seeds (high arginine to lysine ratio), I rarely get cold sores.

    Getting sun exposure on your arms and face is probably not sufficient for vitamin D especially if you use sunscreen. It’s a tough choice since you also have to avoid overexposure.

  93. tuesday says:

    First off, I loved Annmarie’s solo show, it was a nice (maybe more relaxing?) change. Not that we don’t appreciate your enthusiasm Kevin! Every time I feel like I’m catching a cold I blend water, lemon, fresh hot peppers, garlic and ginger and drink up. Always balancing out the kapha (cold and wet) with pitta (fire!). Kim chi is so warming too and is a great source of probiotics. I drink a bottle of Sambucol elderberry syrup in a day and that seems to help dramatically. Eat light, do an enema, dry skin brush, get a massage, drink lots of water, green juice, and hot tea. Also just wanted to point out that the active components in echinacea are fat-soluble and that you’re not getting their benefits in a tea form. Gaia Herbs Quick Defense has the right echinacea for combating the inflammation you feel when your immune system is in hyperdrive and has been proven to shorten your cold. I take 2 capsules every 2 hours until the bottle is gone. Mushrooms are also amazing and the menthol flavored Umcka is great if you just can’t handle your cold symptoms. Worked wonders for my ex who always had a sore throat when he was sick. Feel better Annmarie! Sending healing love your way!

  94. Nadia says:

    Premier Research Labs Vitamin D3, nucleotides, vitamin C, tea with honey and no fruits.

  95. Man Kei says:

    Hi Annmarie,

    This is my first comment although I have been watching your regularly.

    I do exactly what you do. I scrub the ginger well and blend it with the skin.

    I caught a bug travel to Singapore last month. I used eucalyptus bath oil in my bath and rub a little oil on my throat and neck area warm. You can also use a steam bowl to relief the sniffle.

    Go well,
    Man Kei

  96. Jackie says:

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  97. Jackie says:

    Ann Marie ~ Check out this site .
    http://www.notmilk.com
    It is a vast site with lots of good and proven information .
    I sure hope you feel better soon, you did
    a great job, even with those horrible sniffles .
    You did prove a point….when we go off a healthy diet…we Pay !
    And it is so easy to be tempted.
    I truly believe, if you want to get ill fast,
    just eat anything Dairy…especially CHEESE .
    It can be difficult not to eat cheese, people put it in everything !
    Go Vegan Ann Marie….you will feel better soon.

  98. Cherie says:

    Great job AnnMarie, this show was helpful. Sorry your not up to normal yet. All the remedies I use have been covered and now I have some additional ideas. Thanks everyone.

  99. rainbow says:

    great show, annmarie. calm and powerful 🙂
    most of the remedies i have used have been mentioned. rest, preferably with eyes closed, is critically essential. sometimes i will fast, but when i don’t, i make a drink quite similar to yours, though i use agave instead of honey for vegan reasons, and i do put a clove of raw garlic into it as well. i also find that i crave orange juice and that helps me a lot. and i put vitamin c crystals into the oj, and it’s like healing light coursing through me. the oil of oregano and grapefruit seed extract used to be my first lines of defense, i have forgotten about them for lack of need, but am grateful for the reminders and will re-connect with them again. also, boil water, then put pure essential eucalyptus oil into it, put a towel over your head to keep the steam concentrated, and keep breathing it in. it is soothing and clearing. thanks for the show today, great job, as always. i’m sure you’ll be super duper really soon. thanks again, rainbow 🙂

  100. Karen says:

    Hope you’re back to full vitality soon; Ital is Vital.

    I am more of the mind/body type, so I’m going to share my thoughts about the psychosomatics of dis-ease: I believe that we are hard on ourselves and give internal monologue that we didn’t treat ourselves with Right Relations, by perhaps overeating, or eating items that no longer serve our highest vibration. Then, there was also the change of environment and the stress of being in the car, (More internal messages/feelings) perhaps stress, fatigue. We are creatures of habit and we love habitual rythym, like bedtimes, a certain amount of sleep, eating a similar diet, etc.

    In my practice and teachings I look at the tension syndrome manifested through the internal thoughts, then ask for release to allow that to dissipate.

    The more one is in the present unfolding moment and no locked in dogma/stagnant thinking the easier the release. Thus a lot of Eastern practices like yoga, mindfulness, and even massage which is how I insert it before a session, are very effective and then allow yourself to get back into your own personal rythym. (The Art of Keeping a Beat)

    In love and peace,

    karen

  101. Andrea says:

    Annmarie, I noticed your sniffles around Christmas and wondered if you had been eating more cooked foods, as that’s what happens to me. Hope you feel better soon. Our protocol at the first symptom of a cold (besides getting lots more rest)is a garlic-ginger “cocktail”: 1-2 cloves of garlic, about 1″ fresh ginger and 1 cup of fresh-squeezed orange juice in a blender – tastes bad, but works great. Gargle with about 4 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) in warm water for scratchy/sore throat; take a little Manuka honey to coat your throat.

  102. Joan says:

    We start dosing with Echinacea and Golden Seal at the first signs of sniffles…nips it! Also, warm salt water gargle is good for sore throat. The honey/lemon teas are good – saw lots of other good ideas above too. Take care, and thanks for the show!

  103. raymond says:

    collidial silver,i dont understand why some people have a hard time understanding what i’m about to say,but they do,so i’ll try again.(in lehmans terms)for the last year and a half i bought a bottle of collidail silver for 39.95 and i still have it,and me my wife and 5 kids have’nt had a cold or a flu since i bought this bottle.i’m, use to having 3,4 or 5 colds a year and now i have none and evrytime we start to get the beginning of a cold we will take our dose for a day or 2 and nothing becomes of it.amazing!!!!!!!!! you did a good show without kevin today he would be proud of you lol.i hope you feel better.oh i allmost forgot when a doctor gives you an antibotic it only kills 15 to 20 bugs,collidail silver kills 650,which one do you want? only take this for 2 or 3 days and your syptoms will disapear.i’ve tried other remedys but collidail silver is the fastest.

  104. FeralKevin says:

    chicken fried steak

  105. Shannon says:

    Elderberry tea will also give you wonnnnnderful, vibrant, complex dreams….. 🙂 good for sleep adventures in technicolor!

  106. Shannon says:

    ps, I haven’t been sick in literally years and I am not vegan and I do eat some cooked foods.

  107. Karin says:

    At the onset of feeling symptoms coming on, I take some raw cultured pickle juice from pickles I make (usually garlic dill but sometimes the juice from my spicy pickles which include hot chili pepper spice and oregano in addition to the garlic dill). Drink about 1 cup of the juice with 3-4 acidophilus capsules opened up into the juice. I wake up feeling 100% again the next day! To make my raw cultures, I use a device called a Perfect Pickler (www.perfectpickler.com) and just follow the recipes there, so it is that pickle juice that I am putting the acidophilus capsule contents into. Hope you’re feeling better soon Annemarie!

  108. Elaine says:

    Thank you for sharing today Ann, really appreciate your comments. I don’t have the sniffles but am still feeling the effects of eating the wrong things over the holidays, am having to fight my addictions all over again in some areas. The apple cider vinegar and honey in water mix really helps me when I get a sore throat or mucus buildup.

  109. Carol says:

    In response to Maria who has a minor burn. This is a bit late, but for the future, as soon as you have a burn, soak it in raw vinegar. This is something I learned while living in Brazil MANY years ago. I suffered two very serious burns, and both were healed with the raw vinegar and I have no scars to show. An oven exploded in my face and another time I poured boiling oil over two fingers and my thumb. Both times my mother used vinegar. We soaked my hand in a bowl of vinegar, and my mother put washclothes soaked in vinegar on my face. Both burns have left no scars! I continue to use this remedy and find that often small burns disappear in one day if treated immediately.

  110. Jill says:

    Great job today Annemarie! I don’t take cold medicine unless I really have to. Otherwise soup helps me feel better (I love chicken noodle soup) 🙂

  111. Wonda says:

    Great Job Annmarie! When I get the sniffles I mix equal parts of ginger and garlic with orange and lemon juice, honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Works every time.

  112. Carrie says:

    I had not caught a cold or virus in years and we just moved to WA and I’ve caught 2 this winter, despite taking D3 drops. It got me wondering if your travels may have something to do with it. I could be off, but my theory in my own case is that since there are over 200 varieties of rhinovirus, perhaps the ones my body built immunity to down in TX are different than some of the varieties seen in the Pacific NW? Just a theory.

  113. Jane Gudge says:

    your ability to stick with an exercise regime a healing diet and a happy outlook are what make the ideal life(style)
    colds and sniffles, the aching throat, the runny nose the wet eyes are symptoms of crying
    having the best diet ever is wonderful and a major contribution to good health but if you are worried about something this will eat at you
    hope all improves and your recovery is prompt

  114. Tara Burner says:

    Feel better and I do almost same drink, just minus the honey (vegan here) and on occasion will add fresh garlic to it too and it helps…
    great solo video Ann Marie 🙂

  115. Brenda says:

    You were great! Your recipe is similar to mine. I also use Umcka by Natures Way.

    Lemon Ginger Blast

    A delicious and healing drink. This drink is powerful to have first thing in the morning. For proper food combining take only on an empty stomach.
    Juice the following:
    1 Apples
    3 Lemon
    1 inch + of ginger

    Add water and cayenne pepper to taste to the juice and enjoy!
    You may also blend the fruit and ginger and strain through a fine colander or cheese cloth.
    ________________________________________
    Optional Healing Ingredients: Fresh ALOE Leaf, MSM, Garlic, Cilantro, Parsley, Turmeric, Fresh Jalapeño Pepper
    This drink may also have the following healing benefits:
    Anti-bacterial
    Anti-fungal
    Anti-mucous
    Anti-parasitic
    Stimulates Digestive
    Anti-Viral
    Anti-oxidant
    Anti-fat
    Enhances circulation

    Hope you feel better soon so you can so sledding and make a snow angel!

  116. Great Job, Annmarie 🙂

    We have been sick so much this season;
    still trying to figure it all out (how to stay well).
    Having 2 young children in school doesn’t help either ~ lol.
    I’m really hoping that we are nearing the end of the “building immunity” phase of the kids bringing “stuff” home.

    <3

  117. I also use essential oils! I make an oil blend for sinus and it works fab!!

  118. Helena says:

    I also use a neti pot using Himalayan Sea Salts…they are pink and clear my nose right out.
    At the first sign of feeling off, as I put it, I go to the gym or for a run and sweat as much as I can…if I am already in it…I drink two very strong cups of ginger tea….one before the bath and one in the bath. The bath also has ginger in it. You really sweat a lot. I feel the sweatting is really the key to knocking the it out of you!
    I use breath easy teas….great for right before bedtime!
    I also put in the bath essential oils of Eucalytus or what ever I have on hand. I don’t travel anywhere without them.
    You can use oregano or black cumin on the bottom of your feet and put your socks on before bed!
    AHHHHHHHH bye bye cold!

  119. Karen says:

    I always love your shows, Annmarie! And your skincare range!

    This is the regimen I followed to get rid of my recent scratchy throat and streaming cold. It started at the beginning of the week and I was desperate to get rid of it as I wanted to participate in a raw food Pot Luck at the weekend. I did this every day, as soon as the first symptoms appeared, and within four days it had come out and gone!

    8am: Juice of 1 head of celery, 1 cucumber, 1 inch ginger root and 1 apple, with the juice of one lemon added at the end. Two Elderberry Defence capsules by Nature’s Sunshine.

    9am: Blend of 1 avocado, head of kale or spinach, 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 lemon, bunch of parsley, bunch of cilantro, 2 inches ginger root, ½ red chilli pepper, 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds, 1 tsp Spirulina, 1 tbsp Manuka honey, 1 tsp Almighty C powder by Peter Pure, filtered water.

    I had half of this immediately, and kept the rest in the fridge for later.

    12pm: Green salad

    3pm: Rest of above blend

    6pm: Blend of 1 lemon, 1 orange, ¼ red chilli pepper, 1 tsp Manuka honey, 1 inch ginger root, 1 cup hot filtered water. Two Elderberry Defense capsules.

    Throughout the day: Several drinks of hot filtered water and lemon juice, with 1 tsp Manuka honey, 2 litres filtered water.

    Although it’s been exceptionally cold here in the UK, I made myself wrap up and go out for a brisk, 15-minute walk whenever it was dry. I also did several minutes’ rebounding each day. A couple of evenings I had a 30-minute detoxing Himalayan Crystal Salt bath and sipped Yarrow Tea (steeped for 20 minutes) whilst in there, to make me sweat. And I tried to get 8 hours’ sleep each night.

    It wasn’t always a very tasty regime, but it worked!

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