Beat The Cold & Flu

Oh geez! I never get sick but managed to catch the cold from hell from my husband a few weeks ago.  And I’m just getting over it!  What the heck?!  In my bodies defense it was busy fighting a parasite and yeast but oh my word!  SO, tis the season for immune support tips, right??  Below is what I found has worked for myself and my clients when you’re either trying not to get the cold/flu or have it and want to shorten its duration.  You are welcome!

~High dose Vitamin C (such as liposomal powder)

~At bedtime, wet a pair of cotton socks with apple cider vinegar, wring them out. Put them on, and then put a pair of dry wool socks over them. You will wake up with dry socks and a reduced fever.

~Ginger tea with lemon and honey

~Dr Shulze’s cold and flu “shot”

~Oscillococcinum

~Garlic

~SLEEP!

~Charcoal for nausea

~Bone broth

~Ultima Replenisher for staying hydrated

~Manuka honey

~Nux Vomica and Bella Donna homeopathic

~Gaia Herbs Quick Defense

~Elderberry

~Epsom salt bath with hydrogen peroxide and a sachet of chopped ginger to sweat it out/detox on the onset

~Xlear nasal spray for nasal congestion

~Chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture if possible

~Epsom salt baths, and lots of self-care

~Probiotics and Omega 3’s

~A blend of Melissa, clove, on guard and melaleuca EO in a rollerball for feet and spine topically as needed

~Oregano/Thyme essential oil on feet and if comfortable orally in capsule

~On Guard down spine and base of feet a couple times a day and diffuse 24/7

~High dose liquid vitamin D +K for a couple of days then continue at 5,000 IU for a week after

~Zinc

~Nettle Tea

~Low sugar/no grains

Elderberry Tea with Turmeric and Honey

Elderberry is a great immune boost that is safe for the whole family! Elderberry is shown to have antiviral and antimicrobial benefits, so people most commonly use it to speed up recovery from a cold or flu. While taking it in supplement or syrup form is effective, this recipe will add a much-needed element of rest and relaxation for anyone who needs or is seeking relief!

Ingredients:

2 cups water

2 tablespoons elderberry syrup or 1 large tablespoon of dried berries

1 cinnamon stick

½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

As you can see there are a lot of different options to suit different lifestyles, ages etc. when battling a virus. You can use all of these methods or choose what works best for you. However, all of these use natural methods to heal and defend your body and are excellent resources for you to utilize should you ever find yourself sick.

Place all ingredients (except for honey) in a saucepan.

Bring mixture to a simmer and allow it to simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Strain mixture into a cup and add honey to taste for additional sweetness.

As you can see there are a lot of different options to suit different lifestyles, ages etc. when battling a virus. You can use all of these methods or choose what works best for you.  However, all of these use natural methods to heal and defend your body and are excellent resources for you to utilize should you ever find yourself sick. Please note: this is not meant to take the place of your practitioner’s advice.  Any remedies used here are to be used at your own risk.

Do you have a go to remedy?  I would love to hear about it!  Please feel free to share it in the comments.

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