I woke up this morning feeling like I had two small avocado pits in the back of my throat. I wanted to hop on the bandwagon and hit up Shoppers drug mart for some sore throat medicine or raid my roommates drawers for some Neo-citran but avoided the small print side effects and possible attack of my lovely upstairs buddy. I decided to not be a hypocrite and continue on with my natural path of beating the sickness' (3 months without Tylenol or over the counter drugs and years without antibiotics WOO). Funny that I got sick...but hey, I'm learning too.
So, first things first...I started boiling some water, squeezed an entire lemon into a cup and let the hot water and lemon sit for about 5-10 minutes. I drank this in my morning rush hour and had INSTANT results. My throat felt a lot better, a lot more clear and my taste buds were kicking.
I then packed three tea bags for school including, ginger, honey-green tea and fennel tea. All teas are great for sore throats (or colds) and will assist you in a clear, mucus free throat passage. These really helped me keep my throat feeling good all day.
The next thing I did to benefit my throat at all was spice up my dinner with some cayenne! I think this really woke up my senses the most. This will be a great way of helping you have the energy to fight off any viruses as it releases the body's production of natural painkillers called endorphins.
I remember as a kid always going to my Aunt's house when I was sick. She had an individual sauna that would always make me feel amazing. She would put some flower essence in this vaporizer and I would sit and allow the steam and flower essence cleanse my body and I'd leave feeling like a million bucks! I really wish she wasn't across the world right now. But if you're feeling a little under the weather I'd suggest getting to a sauna nearby, in a steamy yoga class or doing anything that would make you sweat buckets. This really helps to release any toxins you may have in your body.
I'm still in the process of fighting off this sore throat/cold but I think it's getting better...I'll report back in a few days.
Until a mucus free day, with love...