Joan's tips for winter health

A drop in body temperature can make you more vulnerable to catch a cold. It is vital to keep warm, especially in our British weather! Wrap up with your scarf, gloves and hats and don’t go out with wet hair. If you're exercising, keeping warm when to stop is essential. All these littles tips can help keep the colds away. 

If you do catch a cold, it is vital that you rest and protect your body from developing more serious ailments. There is no cure for a cold however Joan Burke, founder of the Isabella Skincare Collection believes a cold is a way of exercising the immune system. 

Here's a simple, natural remedy that will have you feeling better in no time.

The Isabella Support Remedy


  • A mug of cold water
  • A thumb size amount of fresh ginger peeled and grated.
  • Ground black pepper (3 strong twists from a peppermill)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • A tablespoon of honey


Heat the water in a saucepan. Add the ginger and ground black pepper and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Strain the liquid. Add the lemon juice and honey. Stir, pour into a mug and take to bed and sip slowly.


Joan Burke