Courtesy of Marybeth Buchele, HMC, CCH, RSHOM(NA), Iowa Natural Wellness Clinic
Please discuss changes to your health care regimen with your doctor.
TAKE VITAMIN D3 (UP TO 8,000 IU/DAY)
If you are coming down with flu-like symptoms and have not optimized your D3 levels, you might be able to take doses of up to 50,000 units a day of vitamin D3 for three days to treat the acute infection.
AVOID SUGAR AND PROCESSED FOODS
Sugar decreases the function of your immune system almost immediately, and as you likely know, a strong immune system is key to fighting off viruses and other illness. Be aware that sugar is present in foods you may not suspect, like ketchup and fruit juice.
AVOID PEOPLE WHO ARE COUGHING
Don’t shake hands with them, don’t breathe the same air they are coughing and sneezing into, don’t touch items or doorknobs they have touched. If you do touch them or surfaces they have touched, do NOT touch your eyes or nose–that transfers the cold germs to your system! Wash your hands as soon as possible.
EAT GARLIC REGULARLY
Garlic works like a broad-spectrum antibiotic against bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in your body. And unlike with antibiotics, no resistance can be built up so it is an absolutely safe product to use. However, if you are allergic or don’t enjoy garlic it would be best to avoid it. An enjoyable way to take garlic is to use garlic salt or dried, minced garlic as seasoning on unbuttered popcorn.
(source for the above information: www.Mercola.com, a good site for natural health information)
Put a tube in your purse, briefcase or desk drawer so you always have it at hand. Use at the first symptoms of flu, which include fever, body aches, fatigue and headaches. (An insider’s tip: while the package directions say to take the entire tube of tiny pellets in one dose, you will get fine results taking as little as a healthy pinch of those tiny pellets. With homeopathy, the size of the dose isn’t important–more pellets won’t work better, it will just use up the product sooner.)
GET ENOUGH REST
Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you’re tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight the flu.
CONTACT MARYBETH FOR MORE INFO & HEALTH AILMENT SERVICES
515-233-6068 • www.natural-wellness.us