Good morning and happy Monday. While slogging through my annual December cold the other day, I decided to share my favorite cold remedy with you. I got this recipe from a doctor I was fortunate enough to work with while volunteering at a comprehensive care clinic for HIV patients when I was a student, and it’s been one of my go-to fixes ever since.

I actually made you a video to go with the recipe. Pardon the DIY-ness, but when you’re home sick, you have to keep yourself amused somehow.



turmeric teaIngredients: 

  • 12-16 oz water
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a small saucepan, add turmeric to water and bring to a boil.
  2. Take off the heat and stir in ginger and pepper.
  3. Drink in small sips throughout the day.


What’s your go-to cold remedy? 

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