They lurk in elevators, airplanes, shopping malls and schools. They threaten to attack you at work and even at home. Yes, they're the common cold and flu, and no matter where you are these days, they seem to be "going around." This season, instead of turning to your stash of Sudafed, Tylenol, Robitussin, NyQuil and TheraFlu, try a few alternative solutions that get to the root of the problem.
We're generally concerned with masking and suppressing the symptoms of the cold and flu — a practice that allows us to continue our daily lives without missing a beat. But masking these symptoms often comes with uncomfortable side effects from drowsiness to upset stomach, dehydration and foggy heads. Chasing only the symptoms on the surface, we ignore the imbalances within and end up prolonging our illnesses or experiencing lingering afflictions. Here is a list of nature's finest remedies to improve your general well-being and give your immune system its needed boost.