Sniffles, Sneezes, and Coughs, Oh My!
by: Ayin Viray
● January 10, 2024

If you are not sniffling, sneezing, or coughing this season – LUCKY YOU!!! All throughout the year, but this season in particular, I always try to protect myself to prevent from catching a cold or the flu, but I guess it is unavoidable… If you or some of your family members are recuperating like me, here are some practical remedies and health tips that I use for a quick recovery:

  1. Ginger Shot – Calling all cold haters! A “wellness shot” made from natural cold fighters: lemon, turmeric, and ginger is the perfect remedy to clear your sinuses and boost your immune system. If you don’t want to spend $6 in a juice shop, just make the darn shots yourself! Load 3 inches of unpeeled fresh ginger into a blender, a few nubs of fresh turmeric, two lemons, a pinch of salt, a few cracks of black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. BOOM! Just like that! This wellness warrior will make you feel warm and fuzzy in no time.
  2. SILVEX® Nano Silver Immuno Boost – Looking for an immune-boosting secret weapon? I’m telling you that this is IT. I lean more on all-natural products, and this has been my go-to. I take a teaspoon 3x a day. I also use it to gargle and clear a sore throat. It kills any virus or bacteria and heals rapidly. Say hello to a more robust immune system and goodbye to those unwanted viruses. Nobody invited them to the party. Just take my word for it, try it out yourself, and feel the difference.
  3. Yakult – Upgrade your gut game and embrace a healthy lifestyle with Yakult. After taking SILVEX® Immuno Boost, I would make sure to follow it up with my favorite probiotics. I would take two bottles in a day. Cheers to a happy tummy and a stronger immune system!
  4. Zicam – Feeling under the weather? Zicam always comes to the rescue! I literally say “buh-bye” to long colds because of their trusty homeopathic remedies. I especially like their Elderberry gummies so I can conquer that cold in a yummy way. There are also cooling nasal swabs. Breathing easy has never been so relieving. I use both when colds are bad.
  5. Dottera Breathe – Are you breathing? This essential oil is for the respiratory blend. It clears the airways for easy breathing and promotes restful sleep and sweet dreams. Diffuse and inhale directly from the palms of your hands, or rub it on your chest or feet. 
  6. Vicks – Filipino and Mexican staple medicine. I mean… need I explain more?!
  7. Boiron Oscillococcinum – A game changer. This amazing homeopathic flu relief not only reduces duration and severity, but also melts away like a sweet treat. I can vouch for this wonder. The sweet-tasting melt away pellets make it more kid-friendly for my children.

Taking the proper steps can make a world of difference in how quickly you recover. It’s essential to remember that in addition to the suggestions mentioned earlier (which are super important!), you should also prioritize rest, hydration, good hygiene, and avoid situations where we might unknowingly spread the virus. Remember to give yourself the downtime your body needs to heal. Stay hydrated to support your immune system, wash those hands like a boss, and be mindful of your surroundings. By incorporating these wellness tips into your routine, you’ll be taking proactive steps towards not only protecting yourself but also those around you. Stay safe and healthy out there!

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Ayin Viray

“Snack Queen” by day and cool mom + wife by night. Chocolates and desserts are her weakness, but Ayin always shares the sweetness. You’d never know this motorcycle-roaring, gun-shooting baddie with a Taekwondo black belt was raised by nuns at an all-girls school. Of course she would grow up to do all the things a nun would never. Fashionably chic and blinding us with her bling on a daily, Ayin’s dreams of working at Home Depot may not support her posh lifestyle and the killer collection of high-end designer bags that she wishes to be buried with.