When Life Gives You Lemons

It’s Resurrection Sunday.

The plan was to go to church with my parents and brother this morning, run home to change, and then head back over for Sunday dinner.

Then my sinuses decided to flare up Friday night and get worse Saturday to the point where I sent my mum a text that I would not be at church Sunday.

I legitimately 100% hate taking cold meds. I hate the side effects and that they don’t really work, just reduce the symptoms until whatever you’ve got either dies off or escalates. Keep in mind, I am the daughter of an ER nurse and was pretty much raised in hospitals; I’m not anti-medicine, but I try to avoid them for something like sinus infections or the common cold.

Lemon Infusions are one of my favorite natural remedies for three reasons:
1) It’s cheap
2) It’s easy
3) It only has positive effects

You Need:

  • 1 Lemon
  • Honey
  • Water
  • 1 Coffee Mug/Tea cup
  1. Get water boiling on the stove, at least enough for one cup.
  2. Slice the lemons into cross-sections, like pictured above.
  3. Put honey in the bottom of the coffee mug, about the size of a quarter.
  4. Drop one of the lemon slices on top of the honey.
  5. The water should be boiling or close to it by now. Pour that water into the mug, over top the honey and lemon, and let it sit til it’s cool enough to drink.

This works best to get a cough under control so you don’t sound as sick around family or at work. In my experience, it doesn’t relieve the pressure in your sinuses or completely get rid of the infection, but it does help your body fight against it. Each lemon slice is good for 2 cups.

There are also supplements I take with, again, positive side effects.

Congaplex has been my go-to for years for colds and other bugs. It gives your immune a major boost. Click here to see what I’m talking about.
Unfortunately, this time around, I only had enough Congaplex for one day, so that didn’t help me too overly much.

I did have Andrographis Complex on hand to not only give my immune system a boost but also help with respiratory health. Click here for more information.

Disclaimer: these are natural supplements. They may react with any medications you are currently taking or have recently finished. You may also be allergic or sensitive to some of the ingredients in these supplements. Do your research. Talk to your DN/DO/DC/MD/NP/PA with any questions or concerns.

So, with the Andrographis Complex I had on hand and the Lemon Infusions, I am definitely able to head over to my parents for Easter dinner this evening without worrying about getting everyone sick!

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