Coming Unglu’d: Winter Cold and Sinus Relief for Everyone (Not Just Gluten-Free)!

by Colette Bell.

All I’ve been seeing lately in my Facebook feed are sick posts: “Getting sick” “Oh no, don’t have time to be sick!” so I’m posting something a little different this time around instead of a “traditional” sweet, or savory recipe. I’m offering a couple of recipes for home remedies that anybody can use this time of year.

My husband swears by “airborne.” I can’t  take it. Even though they do have GF varieties, there are other ingredients that I am allergic to and quite honestly I’m not a fan of medications at all. Many have bothered my stomach at different times, so I’ve adopted a more holistic, or homeopathic approach as often as possible.

I have two boys who are both in school. One is in preschool, the other is in elementary school, meaning they are carrying, borrowing, sharing, dispersing germs left and right. Why not have a couple of preventative remedies on stand-by for Mommy and Daddy (if he’s willing to trade in his airborne): In full disclosure one of these I pinned when a friend posted it and the other I found when searching for sinus relief).

First a “wellness shot:”

How To Make An All-Natural Wellness Shot  (click link to see recipe, below is the list of what you’ll need)

“a wellness shot consists of three main fresh ingredients:”

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Follow cooking instructions on the link above.  Quick tip to juice the ginger, I actually slice it and put it in my garlic press. This works wonderfully. If you have a better tip, I’d love to hear it!  Also, after juicing the ginger, I had enough now minced ginger to use for supper.

Now, the next is a “shot” for sinus pain, or pressure.  It’s powerful, but it works.  As a person who is prone to sinusitis this is a lifesaver.

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Soothe That Sinus Pain: Apple Cider Vinegar Brew

(click the link for original post)

You will need to following items:

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 wedge lemon

photo 3Follow the very simple instructions accordingly.

I also want to point out, keeping with my fanaticism about staying on budget and using what I have to make things, every item listed in both recipes are items that are always in my house at any given time, not to mention much less expensive than purchasing over the counter medications.

I hope these recipes help you through the cold & flu season with a smile on your face and a pep in your step and a little extra cash in your wallet (that never hurts!)!

Colette is a wife, mother and entrepreneur of sorts.   Some might call me a “hippy” (my husband included!).  Since finding out she is gluten intolerant, she has been working a start-up business venture, or Adventure if you will, preparing gluten-free meals to order and delivering them throughout her local community.  Along with cooking gluten-free meals, she also enjoys developing a variety of allergen-friendly recipes (and will try to label them as such.)  She made it a bit of a mission to educate people on how to live well and gluten-free and on a tight budget.


About hippyma

I am a SAHM of 2 beautiful boys and wife to a wonderful husband. I am learning so much through my children while I teach them about the world around us & how we can help to take care of it & ourselves.
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