It is all too common for people to seek medication first when they get sick instead of trying to cure it naturally. For most of us, heading to the pharmacy for an over the counter antihistamine or decongestant when we feel sick is a habit. Don’t you want to find a better way to get better?

Look into the cabinets in your kitchen-you already have everything you need to heal. Who says that you need to leave the house to find a cure for your cold or flu? There are so many natural health ways to cure your ailments!

Even scientists believe that using natural remedies like chicken soup can help a person treat symptoms of the common cold and flu. Chicken soup is full of ingredients that are natural and contain vitamins and nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy-the vegetables and chicken really do contain healing properties-which is why opening the can of chicken soup is better for you than running for the Nyquil when you feel sick.

Garlic is a great and healthy addition to your diet. If you want to get better fast, take 500 mgs of garlic thrice daily when you have a cold so that the garlic can really do its job. A 500mg supplement gives you about the same amount of garlic as one clove. This can be accomplished by either taking a tablet of garlic or by including a clove of garlic into your meals at least three times a day. Getting the garlic you need is really easy, especially since garlic costs next to nothing to buy at the store. Don’t spend more than five days taking in so much garlic. You should consult your doctor if you are still very sick after five days.

Use steam! Instead of spending lots of dollars on sinus medication, take a long hot shower or bath. Steam opens up your sinuses and allows you to breathe and clear out buildup. You will get better rest when your muscles are relaxed-something that the hot water in your bath or shower will help with. You can also get the helpful steam from large containers of steaming water-just lean over the opening of the container with a towel over your head. The towel helps contain the steam and move it toward your face as well as helping the water stay warm for longer periods of time. Steam aids in the productivity of blowing your nose because it relaxes the sinuses’ hold on the discharge they contain.

When you get a cold you can choose something besides spending money on pharmaceuticals. To help yourself fight off illness and to get better when you do get sick, forego the chemicals and choose the natural health cures that are already in your kitchen. Don’t spend a bunch of money and time on something that does not require it. Natural health cures are better for you!