A flu vaccine gives you a mild dose of the flu! Some people feel ill as a result of the jab. You may get a fever, feel weak, feverish, headache etc and in rare cases have an allergic reaction. Is there a more natural way to ward off the coughs, colds and flu that we are all exposed to in winter? Why do some people seem to never get colds and flu?
The answer is if you have a strong immune system your body’s natural defense mechanisms will fight off bugs and viruses quickly. So if you boost your immune system before winter you will have a good chance of staying healthy all winter and fighting off the odd bug quickly and naturally. Boosting your immune system with Echinacea Tincture for a 2 week period will strengthen your defenses. The tincture by Vogel is far more effective than the tablets. Prevention is better than cure in my opinion, but this next little miracle worker does both!
To prevent and kill any bugs you are exposed to try “Thieves” essential oil blend, obtained from the USA ( obtainable through me at the Holistic Centre). Yes the name is unusual; named after the 4 thieves who robbed the dead in France at the height of the plague, but never got sick! Their secret? This miraculous blend of healing essential oils. These are not like your average oils that you might put in an oil burner to fragrance a room. The higher the grade of oil the greater the healing power, so this blend will do the trick in killing viruses and bacteria – DEAD! If you’ve got a little snuffle or sore throat then just rub it on! Simple! Put some in your palm and breathe in before going out to protect you. You cannot overdose on pure essential oils and they have no side effects. Please don’t try this with synthetic oils as they have no healing properties. They are made in a laboratory or factory and may even harm you. For example, the synthetic form marketed as lavender can burn your skin, whereas pure lavender oil from the plant will heal burns – and you will smell gorgeous as well. In fact many of the oils also have mood enhancing abilities, so feel free to breathe them in or diffuse them in a room if someone is feeling unwell or generally out of sorts. Natures other cold and flu fighter is Elderberry Syrup – but get the organic type from Neal’s Yard Remedies – stocked in our Holistic Centre on Albert Square. Why is elderberry syrup healthy? Because elderberries:
· are very high in vitamin A
· have more vitamin C than oranges
· are very high in quercitin (an antioxidant)
· are anti-inflammatory
· possess antiviral properties that have been shown to treat colds and flu
· Finally, drink plenty of water and eat plenty of citrus fruit rich in vitamin c.
Have a healthy winter – naturally!