I was out and about today doing errands and I heard over and over again how many people have colds and are ill. I suspect a good portion of that comes from the hectic holiday season we just had where people are just plain wiped out. Add to that, most people are out shopping with the masses, in contact with others at gatherings and basically exposing themselves to more toxins, viruses and germs than normal. One of the practices that have helped me, is a product most people readily have in their homes. It is simple baking soda. Mind you, this is not for those who are salt sensitive. There are different theories about how much to take, and I will share a super simple formula. At the first sign of illness, mix ½ teaspoon baking soda in 8 ounces of water two times a day for 2 days, one being at night. It has worked for me and it has worked for others. Simple as can be eh?