The best way to prevent flu is to stay healthy! Here are some specific guidelines to keep you and your family healthy this fall and winter:
-Eliminate all types of sugar (sucrose, fructose, honey, maple syrup, high fructose corn syrup, flours that are not 100% whole grain (i.e. enriched wheat flour, bleached flour, unbleached flour, etc)) from you diet. Sugar and flour actually weaken your immune system, leaving you susceptible to colds and flues.
–Exercise-It’s never too late to start! Talk to me regarding a specific plan for you.
–Rest-Make sure you are getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night. This is when your body makes repairs!
–Eat garlic regularly. Soup, Stir fried, roasted, swallowed raw, boiled in a tea. Garlic is one of the most antimicrobial and antiviral compounds out there.
–Get outside and get some sun- Your skin manufactures Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Having optimal blood levels of Vitamin D not only prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and bone fracture, but in one study, also reduced the risk of flu by 77%! Get tested at home, without a doctor’s order, by visiting www.grassrootshealth.org.
–Don’t let stress become overwhelming. You must create some sort of ‘down time’ for yourself. This doesn’t mean watching TV! Mediate, journal, yoga, prayer, massage, exercise, laugh.
–Take Fish Oil-contains Omega 3s necessary for a properly functioning immune system.
–Elderberry Syrup- Elderberry is specifically beneficial for strengthening the immune system against viruses, which most flu’s and colds are. Look for a brand that is organically harvested or wild crafted and does not contain high fructose corn syrup or other artificial sweeteners.
–Influenzinum is a homeopathic (very dilute) preparation of the flu virus, taken preventatively, to stimulate your bodies immune system like a vaccination would, but without the side effects. In France, Doctors have found it to be much more effective than the flu vaccine.
Take Influenzinum as follows: Take five pellets under your tongue once a week for four weeks. For example, every Sunday, four weeks in a row. Wait one month, then take five more pellets under your tongue. If you hear of an outbreak in your area, you can take three pellets everyday until it passes.
–Oscillococcinum- As soon as you start feeling run-down or have other flu-like symptoms, take Oscillococcinum. Oscillo® is regulated as a drug by the FDA and is supported by published clinical studies as well as more than 65 years of use throughout
the world. It has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of flu symptoms. Take as directed on package.
–Colostrum– Colostrum is an exceptional nutritional substance, the first ‘milk’ produced by mothers, that supports and nourishes the immune system. A study done in Italy two years ago showed that “colostrum is at least 3 times more effective than vaccination to prevent flu and very cost effective.”
Don’t forget, the best medicine is eating well. No supplement will take the place of a healthy diet, that’s why they are called “supplements” not “substitutes”.
Your diet should consist of mostly fresh vegetables, high quality meats (grass fed, pastured, free range only), fish, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains (in their whole form-ie, wheat berries and brown rice, not whole wheat flour and rice pasta), healthy oils (like extra virgin olive, hempseed or flax and from your food like avocado, walnuts, olives), and seasonal fruits.
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