This Common Cold Is Not, In Fact, Allergies

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Monique Nelson

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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I am very disappointed to admit this, but it has come time for me to admit the truth: I have a cold. It is not allergies, it is a sneezing, stuffed up, very commom cold.

This will be a short post because, frankly, I feel lousy. I refuse to take medicine for it, because I have obviously put my body through enough crap and it doesn’t deserve any more. Instead I will drink a berry-licious smoothie and many, many healthy teas filled with Echinacea and other healing herbs, vitamins and all around good-for-me ingredients.

My sister has developed an incredibly powerful common cold curing beverage that she swears by, and I can’t help but agree with her. For the details, check out:

Cold Fighting Foods: Introducing “All Better Tea”

When suffering from the common cold, you have a choice to make: medicate to ignore the symptoms or help your body heal by showering your immune system with lots of extra TLC. I choose the latter. And on that note…

I wish you good health and a cold free weekend!

Common Cold

** UPDATE **

I wanted to share a follow up. That Friday night was rather gross in my home, as it was filled with an unusual level of nose blowing. I also developed quite the fever. I kept drinking tea and went to bed early. Until Friday afternoon I would have classified my cold as a 2 out of 10 on a level of sickness (ALLERGIES) but that night I would say it elevated to a 7 out of 10 as far as colds go. By Saturday morning, however, I was all the way back down to a 2!

I believe that the combination of extra vitamins in my diet over the week, the healthy essentials in the teas, and a great night’s rest helped to bring me back to myself. I also believe that by NOT taking any medicine to relieve my symptoms I did develop a fever but – in my NOT A DOCTOR opinion – that was my body’s way of burning off the offending virus. People don’t develop fevers for no reason. Fevers are your body’s response to an attack on the immune system and it is a way of healing. If I hadn’t let that fever happen, if I had taken some form of acetaminophen, ibuprofen or other over-the-counter drug, I truly believe I would still be sick today.

Again, I am NOT A DOCTOR and I am not giving you any advice on whether or not to take medicine now or ever, but in my opinion, my health is better off without it under the current circumstances.

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.

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