Is Emily Blunt’s Cold-Busting Secret a Buzz or Bust?

Playing Prevent a Cold with Oregano Oil?

Actress Emily Blunt reportedly touts oregano oil as her secret to nip a cold in the bud fast. The Doctors put some droplets into some water and give it a try. “It’s like a slice of pizza when you go overboard with oregano!” exclaims plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon.

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Psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow comments that oregano is great for your brain and it has proven anti-inflammatory properties. OB/GYN Dr. Nita shares that it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties but there is no research that says it helps viruses and a cold is a virus.

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“Emily, I like you, I love your movies, but we’ve got to give it a bust!” says Dr. Ordon. The Doctors suggest getting a solid night sleep, having a good diet and exercise regimen, and having stress management tools in place as ways to boost your immune system and avoid colds. Dr. Dow recommends meditation and says for 10 – 12 minutes when you meditate your cortisol goes down and your immune system goes up. He adds that it’s also free, unlike the $10 bottle of oregano oil!