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How To Prevent and Cure the Common Cold (If You're Me)

“I hope I’m not getting sick.” By the time you get around to saying these words—you most likely are, in fact, getting sick. Here’s what I do when I’m taking every precaution to not to be sick and what I do when my once healthy body is being overtaken by some sort upper respiratory infection and there’s just no stopping it.

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My man, Beadie, at the Juice Press NYC (aka my favorite store in Lower Manhattan and maybe the world) told me that if you drink a ginger fireball a day you’ll never get sick. So I tested the theory and I sat in my cubicle virtually virus free while everyone else in the office had a hacking cough and some sort of black plague. Forget an apple—a ginger fireball a day keeps the doctor away.
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Pop one of these everyday. But make sure you eat something first. Zinc is the cornerstone of immunity. If you do feel like you’re coming down with something, zinc won’t necessarily cure it, but it will help reduce the duration of your sickness and make your symptoms easier to deal with.
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Boil a little water in a pot. Turn off the heat and put in a few drops of lavender oil into the steaming pot. Breathe in the fumes—gingerly. (It’s very easy to burn yourself.) And repeat every four hours—lavender is both antibacterial and antiviral.
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Use this AFTER you've done the steamy thing from the previous step, because THEN your nasal passages are presumably clear and the saline spray can shoot far enough up your nose to reach the site of infection—effectively killing it. I bet you don't believe me. I don't even believe me. But Jean Godfrey-June taught me this trick and that is enough to placebo effect me into believing that it works. Cures can often be as simple as that.
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This was in my last post about winter skin, but I'm bringing it back for obvious reasons. Dry, cold air bad. Moist, steamy air good.

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It’s a drink that reminds me of when you’ve wiped out during a water-skiing session and get a mouth full of pond water. I just looked it up and the reason is: it happens to be exactly that. I love being right. It comes from a specific lake, Klamath Lake, and is reportedly beneficial for every reason you could imagine: you know, it improves stamina and concentration, healthy hair and nails, makes you smarter and better looking. I drink it because a reliable source—who I lovingly refer to as Juice Guy—told me that it was something that I should drink. Now, every day, I raise a mini shot glass filled with dirty lake water. Cheers!

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