Over the years I’ve become a bit of an expert when it comes to preventing and curing the cold and flu.
I used to get sick constantly. And whenever I would get sick I would stay sick for a ridiculously long time.
I was diagnosed with Hashimotos earlier this year and that definitely solved the mystery as to why I was constantly getting sick. Since then I’ve been trying to naturally heal from Hashimotos. But that’s another blog post for another day.
Because of my weakened immune system I have to be extra proactive during the fall and winter months. You can read this post to discover all the ways I try to keep myself and my family healthy during the cold and flu season.
Although I do everything in my power to stay healthy sometimes it doesn’t always work. When I or someone in my home gets sick it’s my number one priority to get it gone fast!
Whenever I would catch a cold I would literally have it for months. The 24 hour flu would take me an entire week to fully recover. Now with the help of the methods below I’m usually only sick for a few days after catching the cold or flu. And I have a compromised, weakened immune system!
How to Cure a Cold Fast
1 | Stay Hydrated
When you are sick you lose a lot of fluid in your body. Usually do to high fevers which can cause dehydration. And of course, dehydration can be a major problem if you are vomiting or have diarrhea.
Dehydration can cause you to become sicker and prolong the length of your illness. So make sure you drink a lot of water whenever you’re sick. If you are vomiting or have diarrhea you’ll want to add Pedialyte to your water to replenish your electrolytes as well.
2 | Take Oil of Oregano
Oil of Oregano is an herbal supplement that’s known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. You can find it in soft gel capsule form. It’s awesome stuff! Check out the reviews on Amazon!
3 | dRINK THE Flu Bomb
The flu bomb is an all natural tea like drink made up of antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients. You can learn all about it as well get the recipe here! If you want to know how to cure a cold fast the flu bomb is your answer!
4 | Take Emergen-C
Emergen-C is a vitamin drink mix packed with vitamin c, antioxidants, b vitamins and electrolytes. It has 1,000 mg of vitamin c which is more than 10 oranges! And it actually tastes good!!!
5 | Take Elderberry
Elderberries are the fruit of the elderberry shrub. They are a rich source of antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Some studies suggest that elderberry extract may provide virus-fighting, immune-stimulating, and anti-inflammatory effects. You can purchase elderberry in syrup or gummy form.
6 | Use Immune Boosting roller
You can check out my immune boosting essential oil roller blend here. This roller is made up of the most powerful immune boosting essential oils. Roll the blend on to the spine and the bottoms of the feet multiple times through out the day.
7 | Drink Bone Broth
There’s a very good reason people suggest eating chicken noodle soup when your sick. It’s because the broth is rich in minerals and amino acids. Drinking bone broth can help improve digestion, fight infection, build muscle, reduce joint pain and inflammation throughout the body.
I recommend you either make it yourself (here’s a great recipe) or purchase a high quality, premade bone broth. Most store bought bone broths are jammed packed with all sorts of chemicals and preservatives.
8 | Diffuse Essential Oils
Some essential oils are great for immune support. Diffusing these oils are great for the air and can help to give your immune system a little boost. Read this post to discover the best immune boosting essential oils.
9 | Get Rest
I know it’s hard, especially if you’re a mom, but you have to get rest. If you really want to know how to cure a cold fast, get as much sleep as you possibly can. Sleep allows your immune system to fight off infections.
10 | Take Echinacea
Echinacea is a perennial plant. It has a complex mix of active substances, some of which are said to be antimicrobial. Echinacea also contains alkylamides or alkamides, which have an effect on the immune system. You can take echinacea in pill form.
I hope these tips help you figure out how to cure a cold fast like they have helped me. If you have any suggestions about how to cure a cold fast that aren’t already on this list please share in the comments below!