In the past I haven’t been one to worry about sicknesses going around (West Nile, Avian Flu, etc.). However, Randy and I are really worn down from a long list of activity on our farm and Mom and Dad’s. Plus we have company, Randy’s Dad and Stepmom, visiting next week. So we are taking some extra precautions to help get our systems built back up so we are ready to enjoy our company and prevent sickness in our home.
I just placed and order with Vitacost for:
Vitamin C (daily at first, then as needed)
Echinacea (as needed)
Kyolic Formula 103 Aged Garlic Extract (initially it will be taken daily)
Ingredients: Vitamin C (Ester-C)
Aged Garlic Extract Powder (bulb)
Premium Mushroom Complex Shiitake, Maitake, Poria Cocos, Reishi, and Agaricus
Astragalus Extract (root)
Oregano Extract (leaf)
Olive Leaf Extract (Oleuropin 18%)
I placed this order after reading this article. I know the title refers to Avian Flu, but it is still the recommended steps to take for Swine Flu or any flu for that matter.
I’ve also been reading up on ways to get the vitamins our body needs from herbs instead of synthetics. The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic cases tackled by modern medicine had a 30 percent mortality rate while those treated by homeopathy had a 1.05 percent mortality rate. “Homeopathy was 98% successful in treating the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918” (and the modern flu today).
I can’t say I won’t take Tamiflu along with the masses if I were to get sick, but I would like to know I tried to get myself as strong as possible if this thing continues to spread across the nation and the world.
I am already taking Calcium and Magnesium per my Kinesiologist’s orders. Randy and I have also added Cod Liver Oil to our routine again. This should cover our Vitamin A, D, EPA, DHA, and Vitamin E. We eat real butter to ensure the CLO is utilized in our body, but you can also add gold butter oil for good measure. This is an added expense I personally couldn’t cough up the money for and decide to invest in other supplements while adding good quality butter to our diet instead.
Another great addition to your diet would be coconut oil. We use this (virgin unrefined, 1 gallon)in our smoothies, cooking, and even on our hands as a lotion when they get really dry or cut up. It has great antiviral (influenza) and antibacterial properties amongst a long list of other benefical qualities.
**I am not a medical professional, and everyone’s body is different. You should research and/or seek the help of a professional when adding supplements to your daily life (especially if other medical conditions exist). This is just what we are implementing in our home to try to strengthen our immune systems and get some energy back.
Hope everyone is staying healthy and enjoying the spring weather.