Thursday, December 9, 2010


The average American adult suffers 2 to 3 colds a year, and children even more.  There are several herbs, such as garlic, that can help to boost your immune system.  Garlic contains several helpful compounds, such as allicin, which has an antibiotic effect.  Garlic has many benefits, its also antiviral and anti-fungal.  Garlic can be eaten raw, sauteed in a little oil, in salad dressing, or added to a variety of dishes.  If the odor is too strong after eating garlic, chew some sprigs of parsley, mint caraway, or fennel seeds. 

Decrease your number of colds, by boosting your immune system with such herbs as garlic and eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits, veggies, and lots of water (about 8 cups/day for the average adult).  Also don't forget daily exercise, sunshine, fresh air, adequate rest, and most important, daily prayer!

For more information, contact us for a nutritional consult at (269) 646-3233 or email:  Stay healthy, free of cold, and be blessed!

Debbie Jackson, MS, RD
Nutritionist at Our Daily Bread Christian Healthcare