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How to Fight Off Illness With Items From Your Cabinet

By Genevieve Cunningham

No matter what time of year it is, there are always illnesses floating around. There is cold and flu season, allergy season, and even a season for pneumonia. There are stomach bugs that pop up out of nowhere and strep throat that makes the rounds and viruses that sweep through families in a week. Suffice it to say, it’s tough to get away from germs and sickness. But even though you can’t completely escape your exposure, you may be able to boost your body’s immune system … and all from things that are already in your cabinet! Take a look at these must have items that can help you fight off illness and stay well.

Chicken Soup

Stock up on this, and do it right now. Chicken soup, long touted as mother’s cure for illness, really does have healing properties. Just make sure that the chicken soup has plenty of broth in it. It’s the broth that soothes the throat and sinuses, and it also boosts your body’s ability to fight off colds. In this case, mother really does know best, so fill your cabinet with chicken soup and enjoy.


Who knew this delicious sweetener could fight off viruses?! Cinnamon has already been known for its ability to stabilize blood sugar, but it’s also a natural antiviral and antibiotic. Take it daily as prevention or use it a little more freely when you feel sickness coming on. Plus, it’s really easy to add to your diet. Just sprinkle a little on toast or oatmeal along with some sugar and enjoy!

Peppermint or Peppermint Tea

Whether you go for the small little candies or the tea, peppermint flavor can do a few things for your health. For starters, it can soothe a sick stomach. If you’re feeling queasy, peppermint can ease the rolling sensation and fight off the nausea. Peppermint is also great for soothing sore throats. Whether your throat is sore from strep, sinuses, or yelling too much, peppermint adds a coating that keeps the bulk of the soreness away.

When it comes to fighting off illness, you have a lot of power just from the foods that are in your cabinet. Stock up on these items, and use them throughout the year to keep you and your family well. You’ll likely save your health, a bit of money, and learn some valuable ideas for natural wellness all in one fell swoop.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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