My running training was going really well last week. I did 5K in 32 minutes which is pretty good for me. And then over the weekend, my throat felt a little sore and then my nose got congested and then BAM! I felt the cold coming on. I started with aconite (a homeopathic remedy) and also grapefruit seed extract. Gargling with listerine also helps with the sore throat. By monday, the congestion improved and the sore throat was pretty much gone, but a started to feel the cold drifting into my chest.
I tend to get a horrible chesty cough when I catch a cold. Since moving to Hong Kong, I learned that I get bronchial irritation post viral. I think part of the problem is the pollution that we have here. We invested 6 months ago in some air purifiers. It has helped, but when I catch a cold, I have to lean on inhalers to help open up the airways. I would like to explore more natural ways to help this problem, maybe through homeopathy or naturopathy but without an income, right now, they are just luxuries that I cannot afford.
For now, I’ll just keep on my multivitamins, grapefruit seed extract and the homeopathy kit that I did get with my course and run as soon as the cough improves. Oh and I’m trying this thing my mom suggested. Steam an entire onion in a bowl for about 45 min and in the bowl will be the juice of the onion which you drink. I did that twice today and it tastes ok…will see if there’s any improvement tonight when my cough is the worst.