Beat the Flu this Season.
January 15, 2013 in Health
A note of caution: For most of us, a bout of flu is highly unpleasant but only temporary. However, it can sometimes develop into pneumonia, a serious disease that may be fatal, mostly affecting very young children and adults over sixty-five. Regardless of your age or physical condition, if a case of the flu leads to difficulty breathing or tightness in the chest, call your doctor.
Disclaimer: I don’t claim to be a doctor. My goal is to provide a safe easy to use, to the best of my knowledge, threw my own research, clinical proven ways to prevent, treat and recover from diseases. Use the following at your own discretion.
Most people with the flu experience the following symptoms:
· Aches in the muscles and joints
· Fatigue and weakness
· Sore throat
· Dry cough
· Sneezing and runny nose
· Swollen glands in the neck
· If overworked, stress, poor diet, or another illness has run down your immune system, you are much more likely to catch the flu during a community outbreak.
· Similar to the common cold, the flu acts as a means of detoxification for a toxic body.
Eat lightly to allow your body to focus on healing, rather than digestion. The first two to four days is mostly the worst. During this time your diet should consist mainly of liquids- clean water, hot broths, green drinks and herbal teas to flush the toxins out of your body. If you feel like eating, you should have a variety of fruits, especially citrus and berries. These fruits are high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which stimulate the production of white blood cells.
Even after the most acute stage of the illness has passed, continue with drinking liquids and eating fruits, but also start eating salads, streamed or cooked vegetables and whole grains. Nuts are also a good choice because they are a good source of zinc, a mineral that strengthens your immune system. Remain drinking liquids between eating. If you lose your appetite, don’t force yourself to eat.
Food to Avoid
Do not consume dairy or refined sugars during the duration of your illness. These foods will only contribute to the formation of mucus and make the virus harder to expel. Sugar also has the extremely undesirable effect of depressing your immune system.
Caffeine depletes the body’s stores of zinc, a mineral that is necessary in healing. Avoid coffee, black tea, juices that are high in sugar and chocolate until the flu passes.
1. Elderberry:Adults should take 1 tablespoon four times daily and children 1 tablespoon twice daily. Elderberry inhabits influenza viral replication and reduces coughing.
2. Vitamin D:Take 5,000 IU daily with meals during flu season to optimize immunity. Children should take only 1,000 to 2,000 daily
3. Pelargonium Sidoides: Take as directed on label to shorten the duration and intensity if upper respiratory tract infections.
4. Lomatium Dissectum: Take 500 mg in capsule form or 2 to 4 ml of the tincture four times daily. This has strong antiviral effects and has been used by herbalist to treat the flu.
5. American Ginseng: Take 200 mg of a standardized extract (CVT-E002) twice a day to reduce the incidence of upper respiratory infections.
6. N-acetylcysteine:Take 600 mg twice a day for flu prevention and 2,000 to 3,000 mg for flu treatment.
My”Must Do” Recommendations
· Garlic has powerful antiviral and detoxification properties. Add it to raw to broths, drinks, soups or vegetables. You can also take 300 to 450 mg of garlic in capsules twice a day.
· Ginger helps with a sore throat and chills. Take 500 mg of capsule form or drink fresh tea four times daily.
· Oregano oil has powerful antiviral effects. Take 500mg of the capsule forum four times daily.
· Vitamin C supports immune system function threw increasing immune system activity. Take 1,000 to 2,000 mg three or four times daily. Reduce the dose if diarrhea occurs.
· Rest is critical to the healing process. As soon as you feel the symptoms spike, get into bed!
· Gargle with warm salt water to reduce sore throat pain.
· Intravenous vitamin C therapy by a holistic doctor is very effective for the treatment of influenza.
Disclaimer: I don’t claim to be a doctor. My goal is to provide a safe easy to use, to the best of my knowledge, threw my own research, clinical proven ways to prevent, treat and recover from diseases. Use at your own discretion.
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