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10 Ways to Help Your Body Fight a Cold

Keeping your immune system strong aids in cold and flu prevention and helps reduce the severity of these illnesses if you do get them. A strong immune system involves eating right, getting plenty of rest, and taking immune-boosting supplements such as colloidal silver for colds, as needed during cold and flu season.

1. Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and veggies are loaded with vitamins and minerals that boost your body’s natural immunity. Nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables that are immune boosters include vitamin C, vitamin E, and other antioxidants—such as vitamin A, selenium, beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. Aim to fill half of each plate with fruits and vegetables daily to reap all the benefits these immune-boosting foods offer.

2. Ingest Probiotics

Probiotics in foods and supplements give your immune system a boost, which helps ward off and fight colds. Plant sources of probiotic-rich foods include non-dairy (live-cultured) yogurt, pickles, fermented fruits and vegetables, tempeh, kombucha tea, sauerkraut, miso, and kimchi. You can also get your daily dose of probiotics, which is at least 1 billion colony-forming units daily, by taking probiotics supplements.

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3. Take Liposomal Vitamin C Supplements

Vitamin C enhances your immune system, but you may not be ingesting large enough doses of vitamin C from foods alone. That’s why taking Hallelujah Diet liposomal vitamin C , the form of vitamin C that’s best absorbed by your body, does not cause GI distress, helps fight colds and reduce their duration. It’s generally safe for most people to take several grams of Liposomal vitamin C dailyTaking too much of typical vitamin C supplements can lead to stomach upset.

4. Get Plenty of Rest

If you have a cold, getting plenty of rest is one of the best ways to fight it and reduce its severity. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to maximize health, but if you’re sick you might require additional sleep to recover from a cold or the flu quickly and prevent possible complications.

5. Drink Lots of Water

When you’re sick with a cold or the flu, dehydration is a concern. Drinking lots of water, clear broths, clear juices, or warm water with lemon helps prevent dehydration and loosen congestion. Aim for a minimum of 12 cups of fluid daily for women and 16 cups per day for men to ensure proper hydration and reduce the duration of sicknesses.

6. Ingest Selenium

Selenium is an antioxidant that’s important for keeping your immune system strong. Foods rich in selenium include Brazil nuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, wheat products, oatmeal and brown rice. . Fruits and vegetables don’t have much selenium so taking selenium supplements can help you meet daily selenium needs (at least 55 micrograms daily for adult men and women) to fight colds naturally.

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7. Get Lots of Vitamin D

Believe it or not, vitamin D plays a crucial role in strong immune health. Harvard School of Public Health reports that people with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to get colds, other respiratory infections, and the flu. Vitamin D comes from sunshine and unfortunately, many Americans aren’t getting enough  vitamin D from sunshine alone. That’s why vitamin D supplements are part of the Hallelujah Diet cold and flu season kit.

8. Use Saline Nasal Spray

Saline or salt water spray is a natural way to combat stuffiness caused by colds, other illnesses, and allergies. Look for over-the-counter saline sprays or drops and place the solution into each nostril to reduce congestion. Blow your nose afterward, to relieve stuffiness naturally without the need for medication.

9. Gargle with Salt Water

Gargling with salt water is another way to naturally ease a sore throat caused by colds. Simply dissolve about 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8-ounce glass of warm water and gargle it for 30–60 seconds to ease throat pain the natural way.

10. Use Hallelujah Enhanced Immunity Kit

The Hallelujah Diet Enhanced Immunity kit strengthens your immune system to help steer clear of colds and flu—or recover from these illnesses faster. Included in the kit is a variety of immune-strengthening supplements, such as:

  • Selenium
  • Liposomal vitamin C
  • Colloidal silver
  • Vitamin D3

God designed your body to fight off sickness and disease naturally, without the need for medications. Keep your immune system strong with supplements, a nutritious diet, plenty of sleep, regular exercise, reduced stress, and an overall healthy lifestyle. In addition to taking Hallelujah Diet supplements, follow the Hallelujah Diet itself—which is a plant-based meal plan that lowers your risk of disease and illness, boosts energy, and helps you maintain a healthy weight for life!


  1. Jennifer January 18, 2021

    Thank You for the information! This is such a great resource to be sure we are doing all we can to keep ourselves and our family healthy.

  2. Marilyn Braun January 18, 2021

    I read recently that Prebiotics are just as important as Probiotics.
    What is your opinion on prebiotics and where does a person get them. Does any food contain them?

    Thanks Look forward to your answer.

    • Melody Hord January 18, 2021

      Hi Marilyn,
      Prebiotics are food for probiotics. They are a type of fiber that your friendly bacteria can break down. Friendly Bacteria in the GUT can increase when plenty of prebiotics are available to them. On various websites, I have seen the following as good sources of prebiotics: onions, garlic, beans, legumes, leeks, asparagus, bananas, Jerusalem artichokes, spinach, ground flax, ground chia seeds, Acacia gum, raw chicory root, raw dandelion greens among others.
      It seems to me that a person naturally can get plenty.
      Hallelujah Diet is a big advocate of eating ground flax seeds daily. I eat 3 to 4 Tbsp a day. They promote regular bowel movements which is very important for overall health.

  3. This is a great article on how to keep our bodies healthy, especially right now with the virus we are fighting. I take HD vitamin C everyday and the HD Vitamin D3K2 is a must during this time. Eat healthy, take your supplements and feed your spirtual health as well.

  4. Annette Whitworth January 21, 2021

    This was a great blog. Great information on how the 10 items that can help a person get fight a cold. The HD vitamin C is awsome along with so many more vitamins like Vitamin D3 to take and let me not forget to keep putting the healthy foods in our body too.

  5. Great tips on how to help our bodies get over a cold faster. Eating healthy is first and foremost, but making sure to get plenty of fluids and adequate rest is vital as well. There are also several supplements that can help boost our immune systems, in an effort to prevent illness, during these trying times as well. Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Selenium, and Silver Biotics can all help boost your immune system.

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