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For years, at the first sign of a temperature or a (0) _________ throat, most of us have rushed out to buy cold remedies and medicine. Yet it’s highly (1) _________ that we have been (2) _________ our time and money.
Most people know that (3) _________ remedies do not cure our flu or colds, but just help relieve the symptoms while our body fights (4) _________ the infection. But now there’s growing evidence that natural remedies and even (5) _________ everyday foods are thought to be just as (6) _________ as over the counter medicines, as well as (7) _________ gentler and safer to use.
The future may lie in natural remedies. (8) _________ to one researcher, Professor Ron Eccles herbal medicines and foods strengthen the body’s defences. ‘If you (9) _________ asked me eighteen months ago whether zinc was a good cold remedy I’d (10) _________ been sceptical. But now we know that zinc lozenges can be beneficial, and some treatments seen as ‘alternative’ could be tomorrow’s conventional medicines.
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