DISEASE and how you deal with it
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So Gen got sick (again lol) and decided it was a good time for 'souls to share their cold, sinus, and flu pick me ups and magic tricks!
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One thing that my mum has found particularly good at keeping colds and flu at bay is Echinaecea extract. I know that in the UK, you can get them in both pill (taken thrice a day) and liquid form (where you take 15 drops thrice a day in water) and that's been particularly effective for her. She hasn't had a cold in nearly two years now, where she suffered quite frequently before.

Tablets (not 100% sure if that's USA-based?)
Liquid (more expensive on this site, but just as an idea)

Sorry that you're sick again Gennn! Hopefully this is at least a little helpful!
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For little colds and ailments, or just down days, my best pick me up is pho:

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omg, pho. :D
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NAT PLEASE WARN US BEFORE POSTING GRATUITOUS PORN. THANKS. >:O

anyway, I like to buy dried ginger root (if you can get the fresh young root that's even better) and eat a little chunk once or twice daily when I'm sick. It is SUPER spicy and pungent, but oh my god it kicks a cold in the ass like no other. If you can't handle it like that (aw c'mon I dare ya!!) then you can just as easily steep it in hot water for some sick ass kick ass. i don't even know right now.

just looking at that pho pic (or any pho pic) should heal you, such is the power of pho. but eating it is so much better, so go do it... right now.

i also like to take a small amount of cayenne in water (sometimes mix in turmeric if i'm feeling courageous) and that's really great for colds. cayenne is a frickity frackin miracle. look it up.

UMMMMMM good luck, hope you feel better
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Yesss! Nico is spot on about ginger! For me, I like to take a fresh piece of ginger, shave the skin, and throw it into a kettle of boiling water. Fresh ginger root tea is SUPER awesome for everything. Especially if you get upset stomachs/nausea all the time like me. Ginger is one of those things that like, actually work to calm your stomach. I love ginger. I love it so much.

I like to mix my ginger tea with honey (clover or manuka or anything really!). It has a nice spicy kick that isn't unbearable.

Definitely drink lots of Orange Juice or take vitamin C tablets if you have a cold. I'd stay away from Gatorade cause of all the sugar.

Usually when I'm sick, I lose my whole appetite. So I mostly survive on tea and white rice. You could also make sweet potato ginger soup. It's sweet potatos, carrots, and ginger, a bit of salt, and you just boil the ingredients in vegetable stock and water. Once they're soft, blend them together, and it's a wonderful mild soup to settle the stomach. I imagine it's also healthy and full of vitamins but I've never researched that, lol. If you like, you can chop some green onions up and sprinkle it on top. x)
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This is the magic cure for all sore throat-related things. I also take some before and after conventions to avoid con crud.

Also seconding vitamin C tablets. They are also magical.

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GINGER & VITAMIN C, YES

iono, usually when I get a cold, I profusely sweat it out on my own and I'm better in like the next two days? The prime day is absolutely horrible though ~ I'm sorry, I entirely don't have anything useful to share other than sweat :| And that I second ginger & Vit C.
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I've found that chilli is especially good for colds when they involve blocks noses or sinus issues. ^^

Adding a little chilli powder to vegetable soup is an option -- It's warming, and helps unblock you! Or if you need junk food, Chilli Doritos are amazing. :D

Also, hot water with 2 slices of lemon and a spoonful of honey -- works a treat on sore throats, and is just nice to have in general really?
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I love the ginger idea, I might just do it since I've been getting more upset stomachs relatively easy and constant sinus issues. BUT GUESS WHO GOT A CITRUS ALLERGY? THIS CHICK so all those citrusy things are incredibly upsetting since I shouldn't use them :CCC
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