Staying healthy this cold and flu season
In honor of cold and flu season I have put together a list of natural sickness preventers and illness destroyers. Pick up a few of these and avoid a mini apocalypse of the guts. Most important advice would be to stay hydrated with plenty of water, keep your body strong and fit with regular exercise, and relax your stress away. A healthy individual is tough to infect!
Vitamin E helps protect the cells
Vitamin C, and VC rich foods like citrus and berries, help to fight off viruses. But do not take VC if you have cancer as tumors thrive on it. But VC is known to be a great cancer preventer.
Green tea University of Florida conducted a study where participants were followed around for three months as they carried on with their lives. One group took green tea. The participants in the green tea group had 32 percent fewer afflicted with cold or flu symptoms and, of those who got those symptoms, 58 percent fewer had to receive treatment as compared with control group.
Zinc The latest Cochrane Review found that people who took a zinc syrup solution or lozenge every two hours while they had a cold were twice as likely to have shed it within a week as those who took a placebo. Children who took a zinc tablet once a day for at least five months were also a third less likely to get colds as those who took a placebo.
Echinacea lessens the severity of the cold, but do not waste your money on the teas-the drying process destroys most of the plants healing qualities. Buy the tincture instead.
Cranberry juice is effective at fighting against infections. It cures sore throats and colds, and also holds a compound to prevent tooth decay
Olive leaf extract acts to prevent the onset of colds and flu by acting as a powerful immune booster. It fights a range of viruses, bacterial infections and parasites that cause infections and disease.
Raw apple cider and honey have been used for centuries at the first sign of illness. Who am I to argue with that!
Grapefruit seed extract (get the liquid) is derived from the seeds, white membrane and pulp of the grapefruit. Due to its high antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties, it is a popular tool for fighting infections and viruses of many kinds. It has an alkalizing effect on the body and is full of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, minerals and antioxidant properties.
Is Baking soda an overlooked 150 Year Old Household Cleaner a Remedy for Swine Flu?
In today’s modern world of medicine the FDA just will not let companies that
sell products make medical claims about them unless they have been tested at
great expense, and approved as a drug. But this was not always the case.
In a 1924 booklet published by the Arm & Hammer Soda Company, the company starts off saying, “The proven value of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda as a therapeutic agent is further evinced by the following evidence of a prominent physician named Dr. Volney S. Cheney, in a letter to the Church & Dwight Company:
“In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘Flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely any one who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks.”
Recommended dosages from the Arm and Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:
During the first day take six doses of half teaspoonful
of Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals
During the second day take four doses of half teaspoonful
of Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals
During the third day take two doses of half teaspoonful of Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter half teaspoonful in glass of cool water each morning until cold is cured.
Baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate), popularized by Arm & Hammer some 155 years ago, is derived from a natural occurring mineral, and is one of the safest and most versatile substances around.
Few people realize, however, that baking soda also has potent medicinal properties. Taken internally, it helps maintain the pH balance in your bloodstream. This is likely the basic premise behind its recommended uses against both colds and influenza symptoms, and even cancer.