06 Feb '12, 1am

5 Natural Cold & Flu Remedies Worth Taking: When those aches, sniffles and runny nose strike, many of us want to...

5 Natural Cold & Flu Remedies Worth Taking: When those aches, sniffles and runny nose strike, many of us want to...

Photo credit: Flickr/mcfarlandmo When those aches, sniffles and runny nose strike, many of us want to turn to natural cures. But I know from writing about holistic health for many years that not all natural remedies work. So I called several top doctors, then looked at the research (which, as with many natural products, isn’t as extensive as scientists would like), and found 5 remedies that seem worth taking. Of course, we all know that prevention is best–not touching your face, washing hands a lot and the like. But as the rest of cold and flu season blows through, consider keeping some of these remedies on hand. (With any medical treatment, you should talk to your doctor to see what’s right for you.) Probiotics. The idea that good bacteria could crowd out bad ones makes sense, which is why scientists weren’t surprised when a review last fall of 10 studies on probiotics fo...

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