This year I've been trying to nip any colds or illnesses in the bud before winter started. I figure early prevention is what may save me this season. I did a lot of prep work in winterizing the garden and preserving what was left over. Oh man, the amount of chili peppers I have is insane, but perfect for winter stews and clearing the nose! I just strung them up with a string using a tapestry needle and some embroidery thread I had. (Warning: Use gloves if you do this. The pepper oil gets everywhere and will stick on your fingers for days, even if you do al the "tricks" for washing it off.)
I also got myself the Autumn half share from Portland Apothecary, which has a lot of immune boosting items, like their Elderberry Elixir and the Hyssop & Yarrow Flower Tea. They still have their Winter Share available (both full and half), if this kind of stuff is up your alley. I've been loving the stuff I got from them, especially my mountain soap.
Ah, and finally, my favorite type of healing is a book and some booze. I saw Letherbee's Autumnal Gin a few months ago and had to picks some up since I loved their Spring gin so much. While I enjoy it, it tasted way different and better when I went drank it while camping in early October. Something about the outdoors and the smell of fire really mixed well with this gin's flavor.
The book I'm currently reading is thanks to a tip from Carolee, who suggested I take a gander at S. from JJ Abrams. I would have completely looked over this title if it wasn't for her suggestion. It is a very different and engrossing read. I got it from the library, but I think I'll be purchasing a copy of this very soon. There are so many components to the physical book that I just want for myself and to keep for reference. This also seems like the type of story that will improve upon multiple reads.