cold busting

I’m fighting a cold, and so took a break yesterday to sit and stare at the ocean for a while. Very little makes me feel better than being near the Pacific, especially when a day that started out raining buckets ends up looking like this by lunch time.

What are your best cold prevention/busting tips? I’m seemingly particularly susceptible to them, so am always eager to add new tricks to my arsenal.

photo: Elizabeth F. Clayton

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  1. Posted June 2, 2011 at 14:42 | Permalink

    Quit smoking? ;) Depends on the type of cold, but for instant congestion relief – a cup of hot tea with a little whiskey really does wonders. Also recommend brewing a batch of tea from fresh ginger, and eating a big spicy meal.

    • elizabeth
      Posted June 2, 2011 at 20:49 | Permalink

      there has been a lot of tea and spicy food in my life this week, but not enough whiskey. I should get on that.

  2. Emily
    Posted June 4, 2011 at 20:56 | Permalink

    Two words: netti pot