The crew at Scotiabank are loading up on the Goods and curious to know what makes ginger shots so powerful. Ginger has been used for more than 2000 years to remedy upset stomachs, nausea, headaches, fatigue and ease digestive troubles. It is such a good cold fighter as it naturally treats many symptoms associated with colds and flus. Ginger soothes sore throats, reduces inflammation and mucus formation, pain and it has a calming effect not only on the stomach but the body as well. Using whole or juiced ginger can raise your internal temperature and keep you warmer during colder months of while cleansing. Concentrated ginger juice is very strong! You only need an ounce or two to get the benefits.

photo cred Cat Remember Lisa's blog Calling all Sickos? She wasn't kidding. It seems like everyone is sick these days.  So I figured I'd share my rescue remedy with you for when the dreaded cold attacks. My secret weapon: Zinc.  In all forms really.  If my throat is sore, I'll take zinc lozenges along with a zinc pill everyday.  Did you know that it can help shorten the length of a cold? Most forms of zinc work equally well, but if you're trying to prevent a cold, use zinc lozenges or a zinc spray made of zinc gluconate. Pills can be a bit harsh on some people's stomach so consume with food, just in case. Though I hope everyone stays healthy for the holidays, if some nasty virus comes knocking on your door at least you'll be better prepared.