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The most common means of infection is from hand-to-hand contact, not from sneezing or coughing. If you are physically exhausted or overtired, the chances of you being infected increases.

It is vital to have the proper nutrition in order to build your immune system, not only to fight a cold, but for many diseases as well. Juicing is one way of getting these nutrients in large doses.


Tips for fighting a cold

  • Eating refined sugar weakens your immune system and promotes yeast overgrowth.
  • A study showed that people who take aspirin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) suppress their body’s ability to produce antibodies to destroy the cold virus.
  • Research has shown zinc lozenges reduce the severity and duration of cold symptoms and a sore throat.
  • Essential fatty acids like flaxseed oil will help your immune system build the proper antibodies.
  • Garlic is an excellent natural antibiotic. Raw garlic is best.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to ease the stuffiness and help the secretions loosen. Water is best.
  • Extra vitamin C is also helpful with cold symptoms.
  • Drink lots of warm water with a pinch of sea salt. The warm water helps to relieve the soreness in the throat and the sea salt helps break up the accumulating mucus and congestion in the chest.
  • Horseradish and lemon for the cough.

Juicing Recipes

Recipe 1

    This hot drink helps to sooth the throat as well as helps prevent the cold from getting started. Drink this two or three times a day.

  • Lemon – The anti-viral properties in lemon fight infections and halt the progress of a cold.
  • Ginger – Ginger’s warming action is excellent for treating a cold.
  • Honey – Honey adds an anti-bacterial property to help hasten the healing of an infection.

Juice a whole lemon with the peel with about 1 inch of ginger root and 1 or 2 Table spoons of raw honey. Add 1 cup of hot water. Sip slowly.


Recipe 2

  • Lemon
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Cayenne
  • 1 cup water

If you want it hot, simmer the ginger.


Recipe 3

  • 1 inch cube of fresh ginger
  • 1 whole apple
  • 4 carrots

Recipe 4

  • 1 small pineapple (peeled)
  • 1 grapefruit (peeled)

Recipe 5

  • 4-5 carrots
  • 4 sticks celery
  • 3-4 radishes
  • Sweet & Spicy
  • 2 whole apples
  • 2x1cm cube fresh ginger
  • ˝ small pineapple cut into convenient sized spears.

Recipe 6

  • 1 smallish beet
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 orange

Recipe 7

  • 4-6 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 lime
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper or dash of Tabasco
  • Juice the tomatoes and lime then sprinkle with cayenne or Tabasco

Recipe 8

  • 1/4 small cabbage – stimulate the immune system
  • 3 large carrots – stimulate the immune system and the production of anti-bodies that fight off bacterial and viral infections.
  • 2 stalks celery – makes provides the vitamins and minerals to support the immune system.
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped

Recipe 9

  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 apple
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 orange.

Recipe 10

  • 3 to 4 radishes
  • Handful of radish sprouts
  • 1/4 beetroot
  • 1/4 red or green pepper
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1/2 cucumber

Chicken Soup?
Actually, this age old remedy can be very helpful. Chicken contains a natural amino acid called cysteine, which is released when you make the soup. Cysteine works to thin out and help move the lung’s secretions so they do not clog air passages and can be coughed up to be expelled.


A simple chicken soup recipe:
Stew half a chicken (organic chicken only) in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to the boil and then add these cut-up vegetables:

  • 1 large peeled onion
  • 1 peeled sweet potato
  • 1 peeled parsnip
  • 1 peeled turnip
  • 5 carrots

Cook for about 1.5 hours. Add salt to taste. Then add 3 ribs of celery and a small bunch of parsley and cook further till vegetables are very soft. When done, remove the chicken to be used for other recipe. Scoop out the vegetables and blend them in a blender with a little soup for liquid base. Return the pureed vegetables into the broth and stir. Drink hot.


Easy Soup:

  • low sodium chicken broth
  • fresh minced garlic and ginger
  • Lots of chilli paste
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Salt and spices added.


To learn more about how juicing can benefit your life and health and recipes to get you started, you can purchase these books, "Juicing Tips and Recipes" and "Getting Started With Recipes For Juicing".

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