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When you are feeling under the weather, having the sniffles and the cough, what do you do? Dont fret.

Here are some  holistic remedies to consider:

1. Water 

Water is vital for our recovery. Hydrating well helps with temperature regulating.
 Keep your fluid intake up. Dont wait until you are thirsty to drink. 
If you are suffering from diarrhea or vomiting, you’ll not only be losing fluids, but electrolytes too. Replenish it with an energy drink with glucose, pottassium and sodium content. Be wary of high sugar content though.
Staying hydrated helps keep your energy up. This helps your body's immunity to fight foreign invasion such as germs or virus that is invading your body.

2. Cut caffeinated beverages as these will only dehydrate you further.  Recommended beverage? Herbal Tea with Honey. Honey helps soothe your throat while the warm herbal tea helps clear sinuses, is caffeine-free and provides hydration. 

3. Turn On The Humidifier

If you have difficulty breathing especially if you are asthmatic, turn on the humidifier. Humidifier adds moisture to the air, which can help ease your sinus congestion while calming a sore throat. 

4. Do a facial sauna to lessen the discomfort of a stuffy nose
Put your face over a warm basin of water while covering your head with a towel which is draped over your head over the basin. Breathe in the moisture. 

3. Heat A Damp Towel 

If you have a headache, try a warm compress.  Microwave a damp towel (which has been wrung off water) for 60 to 90 seconds. Place this over your head. 

4. Power Up With Vitamin C

1000 mg of vitamin C and lots of fruits and vegetables too. 
While vitamin C may not stop the cold from coming on entirely, it can help reduce the severity and duration of it significantly.
Speedy recovery and may you be blessed with good health!
Yours in Health and Happiness,
Dee Dee

Dee Dee Mahmood, a multi-award winning Celebrity  Exercise Physiologist & Nutritionist, is currently the Academic Adjunct (International Collaborations) Senior Lecturer of Edith Cowan University Australia. Labelled as the Asia Health and Fitness Icon by Berita Harian. Dee Dee is a also a TEDX Speaker. Her science-based signature programmes include Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. Ambassadors to Reebok, Celebrity Beaute and Norwegian Seafood Council, her current portfolio includes health and wellness corporate and community projects and international research collaborations. 

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