How to stop a cold in its tracks

Simple things you can do to help your immune system fight bugs

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What if there were simple solutions to stop a cold before it spirals into sick days and sleepless nights?

One simple thing you can do is drink lots and lots of water as soon as you feel those telltale signs (sore throat, aching body - you know the ones).

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Gargling with salt water can really help a sore throat, and a couple of teaspoons of honey are just as effective at abating a cough.

Watch the video for the best strategies to stop a cold in its tracks so you can get healthy again.