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 Shulzeâs cold and flu âshotâ
~Charcoal for nausea
~Ultima Replenisher for staying hydrated
~Nux Vomica and Bella Donna homeopathic
~Gaia Herbs Quick Defense
~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 3âs
~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
~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!
2 cups water
2 tablespoons elderberry syrup or 1 large tablespoon of dried berries
1 cinnamon stick
Â½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
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.
Do you have a go to remedy? I would love to hear about it! Please feel free to share it in the comments.