Dealing with Winter Colds without medication

Every year, around this time, I get sick. Mainly, I blame it on the drastic weather change, and usually it’s because I make a trip back East. However, this year we didn’t fly out of town, and I’m still feeling miserable.

My mother was never one to buy over-the-counter medication, let alone see the doctor unless necessary. I used to think she was crazy, but now that I’m a mom, I will try everything I can to get better using natural means.

Not leaving the house is a big plus. When I’m sick, all I want to do is stay at home, and curl up in a blanket. Thankfully, I can buy most of the ingredients for my mom’s home remedies from the comfort of my laptop, with Milk & Eggs grocery delivery service.

Witches’ Brew

A concoction using tea, oranges, lemon, and ginger. Adjust to your liking, but here is a basic recipe:

  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 half-inch chunk of ginger root
  • 2 Oranges
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 Bag of Black Tea (optional)

Bring about 3-4 cups of water to a boil. Smash or cut ginger root after peeling off skin using a knife or strong vegetable peeler. Place ginger in boiling water and lower temperature to a low boil. Allow to boil for about 10 minutes. While you are waiting for 10 minutes, use a citrus squeezer to juice lemons and oranges and set aside. After 10 minutes, melt honey into the pot until it’s dissolved. Dip tea bag into the pot until desired strength. Then add citrus combination, stir, and enjoy while hot.

Drink this hot at least 3-4 times a day

Shortcut: Cold Pressed Juices + Dietary Supplments

If you don’t have the energy, time, or are willing to go through those steps, Milk & Eggs carries a good variety of cold pressed juices and kombucha options.

Check out:

KOR Shots dietary supplements

Every amazing ingredient KOR uses packs its own powerful punch, with each shot combining select ingredients to keep your body healthy and functioning at an optimal level. From their use of robust ginger with its unprecedented digestive properties, to anti-inflammatory turmeric; from vitamin-rich Sea Buckthorn berry to deeply cleansing activated charcoal, making KOR Shots part of your daily wellness routine is an easy choice! Simply Shake, Shoot and Feel your way to supreme health!

Little West pressed juices

LA based cold-pressed juice company Little West is on a mission to make the best tasting, highest quality and most approachable juice. Never settle for less. Be proud to rep Little West because their vibrant juices are sourced and pressed locally. They juice in small batches so you can taste the difference. Cheers to that! 1% is donated to help build a healthier future for kids through Big Green Learning Gardens –

Pressed Juicery

Pressed Juicery has humble beginnings in West Lost Angeles and was created with one goal in mind, to bring delicious, premium, and nutritious juice to everyone. Food safety is their number one priority. As an industry leader, they have researched the latest technologies available that best keep their products safe without compromising great taste.


Sol-ti introduced the first Cold Pressed, Light Filtered and Glass Bottled organic beverages on the market. Fostered from the belief that finding fresh and natural beverages should be easy, Sol-ti is built on a passion for healthy living and sustainability. They use only the highest quality organic produce, superfoods and herbs – locally grown (when possible) and non-GMO. As a company, Sol-ti is focused on triple bottom line: in addition to profit, they measure success by how they positively transform their community and planet. Each beverage is an alchemy of fresh, organic ingredients with very real benefits for your well-being: energy, positivity and health.

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Disclaimer: WestsideMommy worked on this post in collaboration with Milk and Eggs, where they provided me with complimentary groceries in exchange for sharing my experience on a post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. This post contains referral and affiliate links.