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Food

The Cure

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There is some kind of hellish cold going around that's sent people from all over running to their doctors for a z-pack (to the uninitiated out that that would be pack of Zithromax, the antibiotic du jour these days.) But what if you're trying to stick it out and fight it off with a wing, a prayer and some echinacea?

There's always chicken soup (especially if you've got someone to bring you some to you!). There's also black tea with lemon and honey, hot toddies and even popsicles (good for the throat!). Some people insist that taking a bunch of Source Natural's Wellness Formula Herbal Defense Complex (available at Whole Foods) at the first sign of a cold.

Personally, I think that (if you've got the time), if you take a whole day and just take NyQuil every four hours and sleep, it does wonders!

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So what's going to keep you out of the doctor's office? What's your cure for the common cold? (Especially now that we don't have Airborne!)

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