It’s that time of year and that means you should start defending yourself against the dark arts of the common cold or if you’re currently in the throws of it, get your body naturally more resilient to the symptoms.

Most people think that germs are solely responsible for giving you the common cold and while they are one part of the picture, the part that you can manipulate is the terrain in which those germs live: your body. This means you have more control over your common cold than you think.

The common cold loves to thrive in an acidic environment, so that means if you’re stressed out and eating junk, your cold is going to stick around for a lot longer than you care for. In order to bounce back naturally and more effectively from the common cold, you need to alkalize your body. By providing your body with adequate rest and nutrients you will be able to shave off the amount of time it takes for you to get over the cold.

When the body is too acidic, it creates different mechanisms to expel the nasty things that are wreaking havoc on your system, such as mucus. This is why we are so phlegmy during a cold. Your body produces a lot of mucus to get the acidity out of the body. This is the magic of the body communicating with you and telling you that you need to rest and make some changes. When it comes to a cold, this is your body saying, “Woah, we need to be far more alkaline”.

The term, alkalizing, can confuse some people because simply put, it means to make your body less acidic. In order to do this we need to determine what we can do to make our less acidic.

This means staying away from anything acidic. This doesn’t mean staying away from acidic citrus fruits and tomatoes -these foods are acidic in nature, however, they are alkalizing in the body. It means staying away from foods that are acid forming in the body. So what are some common acid-forming foods:

  • Black Tea
  • Coffee
  • Meat
  • Pasteurized Dairy
  • Refined oils
  • Refined sugars
  • Refined grains

What are some foods we should be consuming to alkalize us:

  • Fresh green juices
  • Any green vegetable
  • Lemon
  • Ginger
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

The important takeaway from this is to realize how powerful food can be with it’s effects on our body, both positive and negative. This places more control than we ever knew we had over our health into our own hands.

So the next time you feel a tickle in the back of your throat, try taking the Sweet Freedom Cold Cure Tonic Shot, alkalize your body with lots of green vegetables, remove acid-forming foods and get lots of vitamin C in both supplement and food form. Oh, and REST!