Going to get your flu shot? Learn some basic facts first. Possible natural alternatives to flu shots, as well as tips on how to survive the flu.
THOUGHT OF THE FLU SEASON MAKING YOU SICK?
Did you get the frantic feeling that they were running out
of flu shots? Reminds me of the cabbage patch kids frenzy. Personally I don't
see hype of either. But like it or not we are entering the flu season. So what
are your choices? Flu shots, becoming a social hermit, or maybe just cross your
fingers? Following are some alternatives.
BUILD THE IMMUNE SYSTEM The time to best fight the flu is
before you have been exposed. In strengthening your immune system it is important
- GET THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SLEEP Too much or too little
sleep weakens your resistance. We do, however, need more sleep in the winter
than in the summer. Whenever possible we should do as Benjamin Franklin stated
"early to bed, and early to rise."
- EAT PROPERLY Sugar and artificial colorings, flavorings
and preservatives have been blamed for weakening the immune system. Sugar,
it is said actually feeds bacteria and infections. In the winter it is also
important in the winter to eat more protein. For those who eat meat, deer
meat is the most unadulterated meat available to most of us. It
is said that 4-6 oz of protein a day, helps against the cold.
- INCREASE YOUR VITAMIN C INTAKE Vitamin
C makes the mucus in the respiratory system, thin and antiseptic,
so it can do its job of cleaning foreign matter, such as germs, bacteria,
and virus out of the respiratory track, and into the bowel to be expelled.
(If the bowel is slow moving (less than 3 times a day and 18 hours after ingested)
viruses will have more time to attack the body.) It is best to take several
small doses of Vitamin C during the day, rather than one large mega-dose.
Make sure that it is a natural vitamin C and not a synthetic.
- CUT DOWN OR CUT OUT MILK PRODUCTS Scientist say
that milk does not
thicken or produce mucus. I believe differently as does just about every mother
whose child has had a cold. There are many herbal and dietary sources
- AVOID WHEN POSSIBLE ANTIBIOTICS Anti-biotics work
for the immune system which unfortunately weakens it. Anti-biotics work only
on bacteria and DO NOT affect colds, or flu because they are caused by a virus.
So taking an anti-biotic to get rid of a cold or flu is a waste of time and
- AVOID COLD SUPPRESSANTS Cold suppressants DO NOT get rid
of mucus they just dry it up some and prevent it from cleansing the respiratory
system. When you're stuffy, it is better to thin the mucus so that it can
do its job properly.
- KEEP THE HOUSE COOLER AND THE AIR MOIST Hot dry air works
against respiratory system. The ideal temperature is between 58-62 F (very
small children, the weakened and the elderly may need higher temps. to avoid
hypothermia). When keeping the air moist, using a vaporizer, change the water
frequently and clean thoroughly to prevent airborne bacteria or mold.
OTHER SUPPLEMENTS Vitamin
A is also beneficial in building protective layer on the skin. My favorite
single herb for viruses Yarrow,
some use Pau D'arco.
Historically combinations such as: Sinus Control (formally SN-X), ALJ
and the combo that many say to get the best of all flu preventive is VS-C.
It is absolutely amazing what our immune system is capable of if given the proper
elements. WARNING!!!! The Flu bug is here. It's time to get out the ammo.
Local Raw Honey, often has some antibodies of the upcoming
flu and colds.
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