Natural Remedies for Getting over A Cold/Congestion when Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Getting sick in general is no fun, but it’s even worse when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding! I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist, but have done my research. Be sure to do your own research and talk to your doctor before starting anything! Here are a few natural remedies to get over that cold quickly:Make Tea – Add organic lemon slices, organic raw honey, and organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother. Lemon fights infections and is high in Vitamin C. Apple cider vinegar may improve immunity, soothe your throat, and help with sinus drainage. Raw Honey is anti-bacterial and anti-viral, as well as soothe your throat.

Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother- If you can take a shot of this on its own or sip on it- that’s great! I personally can’t stomach it like that, so I like to add it to tea. When you have cold, your body tends to be overly acidic. Apple Cider Vinegar is alkalizing, therefore killing a cold.

Fresh pineapple juice- High in Vitamin C, anti-inflammatory, relieves coughing, and soothes the throat.

Neti-pot– An excellent way to clear your sinuses! Be sure to use a sanitized neti-pot, distilled water, and sea salt.

Chiropractor- They can do wonderful things to make sure you are properly aligned to boost your immune system and drain your sinuses.

Lemon and Lavender Essential oils– Speak to a Certified Aromatherapist for the best recipe and usage for you.

Onions in room/feet– Onions can absorb bacteria and viruses. Cut an onion in half and put in the rooms you are in the most. At night, put slices on your feet and cover with socks.

Steam shower– Helps loosen and drain sinuses.

Cool humidifier– Helps keep sinus swelling down, loosens mucus, and keep nose and throat moist.

Elderberry- immune boosting, loosens congestion, reduces swelling in sinuses, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral.

Vitamin C– A powerful immune booster.

Zinc- Helps decrease coughing and sneezing and is an immune booster.

Echinacea- Another immune booster.

Sunshine– Vitamin D in its natural state is it’s a great way to boost your immune system.

Garlic soup– Thins and loosens mucus, anti-inflammatory, and immune booster.

Homemade chicken noodle soup- It thins mucus, soothes the throat, and is anti-inflammatory.

 

Stop ingesting dairy- Dairy stimulates extra mucus production.

Stop ingesting sugar – Sugar suppresses the immune system, lacks nutrition, and is inflammatory.

 

 

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