The Best Natural (& Safe) Remedies to Combat Cold/Flu Season

I used to dread flu season.

Waking up in the morning with a sore throat and a stuffy nose is a major mood killer and ruins the day’s productive potential.

What’s worse is getting sick WHILE pregnant or breastfeeding.

Many over the counter medications aren’t safe for use during either, and probably not recommended for general use, regardless.

I ended up getting sick a whopping THREE times during my first pregnancy.

I was attending my final quarter at university, so it was bound to happen!

Lucky for me, I come from a heritage of natural home remedies, so I knew who to call when I found one coming on!

This is my mom’s MAIN flu fighter, and it’s perfectly safe for the pregnant, the breastfeeding, and kiddos over one.

PS. If you are breastfeeding these won’t harm your milk supply, although I’d take it easy on the cayenne and garlic!

It’s called FIRE CIDER!!

Drink this concoction every day and you WON’T need the rest of the 5 remedies I include in this post!

I am so serious when I say this!

There are so many testimonies out there of people who drink this immune booster daily and avoid getting sick.

Sure, you can’t always avoid getting sick, but this will definitely strengthen your body to limit the number of times you actually do get sick!

It isn’t the tastiest, but it is effective!

Now, if you are already in the “sick” boat, then these other four remedies will also help you out.

So, without further ado, let’s get to kicking flu butt!



This remedy is for that sore throat.

Ever woken up in the middle of the night with the worst feeling in your throat?

Can’t swallow or talk because it just hurts too much?

Well, I’ve been there!

The feeling is horrible!

My quick fix up since I was a little girl was this sweet and soothing mixture of milk and honey.

Here’s how you prepare it…


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 tablespoon of unsalted butter


  1. Fill up a saucepan with a cup of milk.
  2. Heat up the milk on medium heat. Make sure to stir often as it will both help the milk heat up faster and prevent it from frothing.
  3. Take the saucepan off heat when milk is warm (don’t wait too long or you’ll get curdled milk which isn’t too appetizing).
  4. Pour milk into heat tolerant cup and add a teaspoon of honey (I usually add around a tablespoon of honey for added relief, however, some find that way too sweet!).
  5. Stir in honey until fully dissolved and ENJOY!

OPTIONAL: Add butter for added throat relief.

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