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Diane Moan: The change in weather also brings cold and flu season. One of our favorite cold remedies is elderberry (Sambucus nigra). In addition to flavanoids and antioxidants, this plant has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Unlike a number of other medicines, it has a pleasant taste and does not need alcohol to extract it's properties, making it suitable for children.
Diane Moan: Recently an acquaintance told me he was confused about whether to starve a cold and feed a fever or to feed a cold and starve a fever. I believe the original quote from 500 years ago was an admonition, "Starve a cold lest you feed a fever." In other words, if you eat a lot while you have a cold, it may get worse and you may develop a fever. You don't need to fast during the cold, but avoid sugar, bread and dairy; eat soups or broths and drink lemon water, juice and teas. My favorite drink during a cold is Hot Lemonade: 1 cup boiling water 1-2 Tablespoons maple syrup 2 dashes cayenne pepper 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon (add last)