Colds and flu, how to handle and prevent them

Colds and flu, how to handle and prevent them

When seasons are changing more cold and flu may occur. Viruses cause flu and colds not a bacteria. So antibiotics will not be effective in that case. Antibiotics are required if it is secondary bacterial infection. It is rear, but it may be life threatening (like pneumonia).

Weakened immune system is a problem. Virus will not cause any problems for us if our immune system is strong. There are many reasons why immune system could be weakened. Most of the time it is:

-Lack of vitamins C, D and Zinc;

-Too much sugar and processed foods;

-Not enough exercise;


-Not enough rest and inadequate sleep.

Everything in moderation will not cause problem. So if you are coming down with the flu symptoms is not a good time to indulge in sugary and processed food. Chicken soup made from organic chicken with plenty of vegetables, garlic, oregano and thyme would be much better option. It is scientifically proven that Chicken soup helps with the cold and flu symptoms. If you are too sick to cook. Buy readymade chicken soup and add some fresh herbs while reheating (thyme, parsley, oregano and don’t forget garlic).

Other supplements and herbs that may be helpful for cold and flu symptoms:

-Vitamins C, D and Zinc. Of course prevention is preferred, but if it’s there it’s there.

-If onset of illness is sudden homeopathic remedy Aconite is very good. It must be given at first sight of symptoms and then taken frequently every 15 min.

-Supplement N-acetylcystein proven to be effective against influenza and seasonal flu-like illnesses.

-To sweat out virus from your system drink tea made out of Elderflowers, Lime flowers, Yarrow and Lemon Balm.

-Rest, rest and more rest. In our busy lifestyles we have no time to be sick. That’s why we turn to ‘magic bullets’ most of the time. So, don’t undervalue good old rest

Naturopathic consultation for acute illnesses available over the phone and herbal remedies may be collected on the same day.

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