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How to prevent or shorten a cold


I have a weird knack for avoiding the flu. When I was a kid I used to carry a can of lysol around the house and douse anything my siblings touched when they were ill. I’ve gotten more sophiscated over the years, and only until today realized, I haven’t been ill in over 10 years.

Yesterday, I felt something coming on. My throat was on fire and my body ached all over. But this morning, I was running 3 miles in -10 C weather and felt as good as ever. My secret? Hold on to your hats ladies and gentlemen…

Broccoli and Blueberries

Every since I could remember my go to foods have always been steamed broccoli and blueberry juice. Last night however, I had to make due with a slight variation to my usual remedies.

I made a powerful nose clearing, throat soothing soup from 1 head of broccoli, 3 carrots, and 2 potatoes, boiled in vegetable boulon. Voila! I soaked up all the juices with a fresh baguette and then enjoyed yummy blueberries in yogurt for a healthy and naturally sweet dessert. The most important part of the night however was the tea. Tea is my sworn friend for life. My extensive stay in China opened my awareness to the powerful effects of tea. If you ever feel anything but 100%, green tea is my first suggestive cure. Let me explain briefly why I am such a huge supporter of green tea.

Green tea is the reason I and millions of other people stay so healthy. There is a staggering fact I quickly learned from locals about their famous tea leaves. China has the HIGHEST smoking rate, but the LOWEST lung cancer rate. The average Chinese person drinks on average, 1 liter of green tea a day. Coincidence? I think not. The antioxidants in green tea can do amazing things for smokers and non smokers alike. I have also come to understand a bit about Chinese medicine, and am now a firm believer in the power of hot water. Drink nothing but hot water. It is amazing for your digestive tract.

If you find my tips helpful, please share them with everyone you know. Being sick is everyone’s least favorite thing in the world, and these suggestions have been proven to make you better fastest, without the use of harmful medicines. There’s a reason I never missed a single day of school or work…broccoli and blueberries 🙂