The cold and flu bugs love to make their way through our schools and office buildings around this time of year. Oftentimes we think of cold and flu symptoms as signs that we’re sick, but what if I told you that the fever, nausea, diarrhea, aches and pains that are gripping your body are all signs your body is doing a bang-up job at healing?
Of course, it may not feel like you’re in the process of healing when you’re deep in the throws of sitting on, or hanging your head over, the toilet. That’s why keeping the following five Flu Buster Strategies close at hand can certainly help you, and your loved ones, get through the toughest symptoms and allow the body to do its thing, which is to heal itself, naturally and perfectly:
1. Up your intake of lemon, ginger and raw honey (needs to be raw honey if you want the true healing power). Here’s an easy and soothing tea to try: Add 1 1/2 tsp. of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of ginger and 1 tsp. of raw honey to an 8 oz. cup of hot reverse osmosis or spring water.
2. Fast for a day or two by drinking only water, herbal teas (such as the recipe above) and clear broths or broth-like soups. This allows your body to use its energy for healing, rather than for digesting solid foods.
3. Don’t be too hasty to lower your body temperature. Sweating is one of the best ways to help your body get rid of toxins, directly through the skin (your largest organ of elimination) so your kidneys and liver don’t have to deal with processing and eliminating them.
Have a nice warm or hot bath with 1-2 cups of Epsom salts added. Soak for 10 to 20 minutes then pat dry and crawl into bed. Let yourself sweat out the bug/toxins.
4. Up your intake of the following:
- Vitamin C — I like to take 1,000 mgs. every 2 hours, which makes you poop more, but hey, better out than in when it comes to toxins I always say!
- Vitamin D3 — ideally get out in the sunshine for good ‘ole natural vitamin D. If that’s not available, due to living in a cold or rainy climate, then consider short-term supplementation.
- Garlic — my personal favorite is Kyolic Garlic Immune Formula, which contains Astragalus, Mushroom Complex, Oregano extract and a small amount of Vitamin C. It’s odorless as well so you won’t lose the support of much needed friends who are kind enough to play “Dr. Mom” for you in your time of need.
5. Have Colloidal Silver or Thieves oil and/or Thieves Lozenges on hand so when a cold or flu bug decides to come visit your home you’re ready to take it on and knock it out!
- Thieves oil is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils and has terrific anti-viral/anti-bacterial properties, while still leaving your good bacteria intact and able to fight off those bad bugs.
- Long before pharmaceutical antibiotics came along Colloidal Silver was commonly relied upon by doctors as nature’s antibiotic.
Both Colloidal Silver and Thieves products are easily found online or in most health food stores. Simply spray your throat with either, or both, wipe down surfaces and clean the air in your home/office by adding a few drops to an air diffuser or a pot of simmering water.
Do you have some favorite strategies for fighting or preventing colds and flu? Share them below!
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