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Winter Colds and Sore Throats

There is a reason I live in New England – the seasons!  But one of those seasons is Winter – I have a love/hate relationship with Summer and Winter.

I prefer Summer for me and family time – there is so much we can do outdoors and most of our time is spent enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities.  BUT, Summer is far too hot when it comes to caring for my horses.  Think of 95 degree temperatures – then think of lugging 500 pounds of grain, 500 pounds of hay, 500 pounds of bedding – all alone in one day.  There is no preparing for that amount of hard work and sweat.  Yeah, when I have horse chores there is nothing good about 95 degree summer days.

Then there is Winter… Prior to owning horses, there was really nothing good about Winter.  Now, I love cool and cold days – 20 to 40 degrees is perfect!  I still sweat like crazy doing chores but nothing like those Summer days.

With the seasons though comes the illnesses that sweep through schools and families.  Inevitably, someone you know or come in contact with has a sore throat.  Knowing how to help yourself will help you through the changing seasons so much more easily.

Tips to Treat a Sore Throat

  • Gargle with warm salt water – this one is something as old as my great grandmother and probably even older than that.
  • ACV Drink – apple cider vinegar, honey and water
  • Garlic
  • Hot shower with lots of steam
  • Gargle colloidal silver
  • Rest, fluids
  • Drink ginger

Now you have all you need to survive the changing seasons and the associated sore throats.

 

 

One Comment

  • Tina Alexander

    A sore throat is beyond uncomfortable, Just swallowing is harrowing. II have never heard of gargling with colloidal silver…thanks for the tip.

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