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5 Natural Ways to Combat Flu!

Being down with the flu sucks!

Especially when you have places to be, events to attend.. a schedule which is chock-a-block with activities.

But if you want to get better, faster, I find that avoiding grains, sugars and other highly starchy foods helps be get back in shape faster and helps my immunity fight the virus or bacteria more efficiently. Vitamin C& D helps too in preventing illness and shortening duration. Sleep is another all essential component in the battle against the flu. Regular exercise has also been shown to reduce the number of sick episodes in a year. But if you are already doing all that, how else can you combat the flu effectively?


Here are my secret weapons (well maybe not so secret, but just less practiced by some) for fighting the flu!

1. Coconut Oil

Not only is it tasty ( the kids love it) , it can kick flu in the butt. A few extra tablespoons of coconut oil can help shorten the duration of an illness. Lauric acid in coconut oil is thought to dissolve the lipid coating around some viruses and make them more susceptible to attack by the immune system. This helps your immune system combat the flu faster.

2. Cinnamon

Good for more than just stabilizing blood sugar, cinnamon is an effective antiviral and antibiotic. When sick, mix 1 tablespoon with 1 teaspoon of honey and stir to make a spicy and very effective tea that helps relieve cough and congestion and lower fever.

3. Ban White Food

Chuck out grains, sugars, milk, cheese, dairy, sweeteners, soda, etc. These foods suppress immune function and slow the body’s healing ability. When you are ill, you don’t need to load your system with that much food – you need more sleep and liquids. Chicken soup, ABC soup and hot herbal tea will help you get well faster.

4. Chlorophyll in Water

Chlorophyll is a great blood purifier and can help bring fever down. It makes the body alkaline and is very high in nutrients. For mild illness, this is often all that is needed to flush the toxins from our body

5. Red Clover

Red Clover purifies the blood and relaxes the body. It has been used in hormonal preparations, but is also useful in treating almost any illness. Can be used in tea or tincture.


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