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 to:
GET THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SLEEP
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.
INCREASE YOUR VITAMIN C INTAKE
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 of calcium.
AVOID WHEN POSSIBLE ANTIBIOTICS
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.