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Deal with Winters Aches and Ills the Natural Way.

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With winter on it's way, now's the time to look at ways of dealing with those aches and illnesses that seem to hang around.

the daily green has put together a slideshow highlighting '12 natural remedies for winters aches and ills' that are worth bookmarking for future reference.

They suggest the following…

…Vitamin C to Prevent Colds
…Thyme for a Cough
…Garlic for a Runny Nose
…Leafy Greens for Nosebleeds
…Tea for Sore Throats
…Carrots for Headaches
…Nuts for Energy
…Lavender for Anxiety
…Pineapples for Better Digestion
…Tomatoes for Burns
…Celery for Better Sleep
…Walnuts for Dry Skin
…Honey Yogurt Lotion for Dry Skin

And WebMD offers 12 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the “Natural” Way

  1. Know When Not To Treat Symptoms
  2. Blow Your Nose Often (And the Right Way)
  3. Treat That Stuffy Nose With Warm Salt Water
  4. Stay Warm and Rested
  5. Gargle
  6. Drink Hot Liquids
  7. Take a Steamy Shower
  8. Use a Salve Under Your Nose
  9. Apply Hot or Cold Packs Around Your Congested Sinuses
  10. Sleep With an Extra Pillow Under Your Head
  11. Don't Fly Unless Necessary
  12. Eat Infection-Fighting Foods

Bananas…Bell Peppers…Blueberries…Carrots…Chili Peppers…Cranberries…Mustard & Horseradish…Onion…Rice…Tea.

Of course, the best plan of action is to try and avoid the winter aches and ills and Reader's Digest has come up with 23 ways to help you keep the germs away…

  • Wash your hands and wash them often.
  • Wash your hands twice every time you wash them.
  • In public restrooms, use a paper towel to open the door after you've washed your hands.
  • Carry hand sanitizer with you.
  • Use your knuckle to rub your eyes.
  • Run your toothbrush through the microwave on high for 10 seconds.
  • Get a flu shot every fall.
  • Stop blaming yourself when things go wrong at work.
  • Put a box of tissues wherever people sit.
  • Leave the windows in your house open a crack in winter.
  • Lower the heat in your house 5 degrees.
  • Speaking of which, buy a hygrometer.
  • Sit in a sauna once a week.
  • Inhale air from your blow-dryer.
  • Take a garlic supplement every day.
  • Eat a container of yogurt every day.
  • Once a day, sit in a quiet, dim room, close your eyes, and focus on one word.
  • Scrub under your fingernails every night.
  • Change or wash your hand towels every three or four days.
  • Wipe your nose — don't blow.
  • Sneeze and cough into your arm or a tissue.
  • Don't pressure your doctor for antibiotics.

And if all else falls, get someone to make you some homemade chicken soup…

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