Thursday, October 05, 2006


It’s that time of season again. The CDC is predicting one of the worst flu seasons in quite some time. Although, the manufacturers of the flu vaccine are saying they are completely out of stock, they say everyone who wants a vaccine will get one.

The good news is so far this year, most of the patients with flu like symptoms visiting doctors mostly have sinus infections according a recent news report.

Yet, I want you to know that Homeopathy has great success with helping recover from the flu. There are several different over-the-counter homeopathic preparations to take in case you do come down with the flu.

Because of the effects of sugars, flour, and chocolate on the immune system, it’s a great idea to be easy on the sweets or try to avoid them altogether as much as possible this season. If you can’t avoid or limit due to family and friend pressures and not to spoil your fun of the holidays completely, then the following supplements are entirely necessary to keep your immune system up to par.

Vitamin C feeds the adrenal glands, which helps increase energy. Also, it greatly helps the body detoxify, as well as an anti-oxidant for cellular protection.
Zinc plays a very important role in the immune system. You can take it as lozenges or as a supplement.

The following 4 herbal medicines have been known traditionally and in studies to help prevent and recover from viral infections.

Ligusticum, Lomatium (Osha) , and Sambucus (Elderberry) are specific for helping with viral infections. Glycyrrhiza (Licorice) and Astragalus also help with viral infections. Glycyrrhiza is an adrenal tonic, and Astragalus is an adrenal adaptogen.

I have the above herbs in a combination formula in my office as part of the help I have to offer you in case you do become ill. Meanwhile, take the one herb you believe will help you the most along with vitamin C and zinc, and you’ll go a long way in either preventing the flu, or reducing it’s severity.


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