Tagged With colds


Last week I had a shocking cold. Blocked nose, sore throat, and feeling poorly. This made me think about the countless vitamins and supplements on the market that promise to ease symptoms of a cold, help you recover faster, and reduce your chance of getting another cold.


This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: The first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene practices, pathogens are passed out like hugs, and it's only a matter of time before the whole family is sick.


Some of us may have heard that horseradish and garlic supplements help ease cold and flu. (Maybe your mum or dad used to give you a raw clove to suck on when you complained of a sore throat.) But is it actually effective at easing colds? Let's take a look at the science.


If you have a blocked or runny nose, chances are you’ll reach for a tissue or hanky to clear the mucus by having a good blow. But do you go for one nostril or two? Hard blow or gentle? It turns out that some ways are more effective (and less risky) than others.


I'm at home rocking the summer cold from hell. Meanwhile, my partner is checking out a bunch of cool tech at CES in Vegas.

Suffice to say, I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself.

We're pretty good at being caretakers when we're in the country though. We've both played nurse while the other was excreting a whole manner of unholy bodily fluids.


Cold and flu season has arrived for the year, and it's time to go digging through the archives for our best tips on how to combat it. Research shows there's a way you can potentially halve your chances of catching a cold -- though it's not as easy as it sounds.


With the sudden onset of Autumn weather, cold and flu season is back for the year -- which can bring painfully blocked sinuses. This tip has been one of our most popular since it was first posted in 2012, as it seems to work for a huge number of people, and it's as simple as using your tongue and your thumb.


I'm constantly shocked by how many people don't know the basics of dressing for warmth in the outdoors. Even more people aren't equipped with the basics for sleeping warmly on a cold night. It's all simple and cheap, read this and make no more excuses.