The flu has spread across Georgia like wildfire this season. In fact, the statistics are pretty staggering.
So how do you protect your family and yourself from getting the flu? Or if you already have it, how do you make sure it goes away quickly?
We’re here with 3 natural flu cures and preventative measures that will keep sickness out of your house this year.
#1 – Take Your Vitamins
The first natural flu cure and preventative measure is taking vitamins.
First, make sure you’re eating a lot of foods rich in Vitamin C. While most people assume oranges are the most potent source of this vitamin, there are actually a host of other fruits and vegetables that have MORE Vitamin C: strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, peppers, mango and kale.
Next, make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D. You can ask you doctor to test you to see if you are especially low in this essential vitamin. Ten to 15 minutes of exposure to the sun – with sunscreen applied, of course – is the best way to make sure you are getting your daily dose of Vitamin D.
When in doubt about whether you’re getting enough Vitamin C or Vitamin D in your diet, turn to supplements. Just make sure you get the highest quality, e.g. Vitamin D3 NOT Vitamin D2.
#2 – Use these Quick Fixes
ACF – This high-potency supplement will give you the fast relief you need. People swear by it! Take it five times a day for rapid immune recovery. If you’re brave, take the one made especially for adults. For a gentler taste, use the one made especially for kids – it’s a lot easier going down and will work just as well.
Elderberry – This well known herb has always been and is still effective as a natural flu cure. Take it liberally.
Oscillococcinum – This homeopathy natural flu cure comes in capsules. However, you don’t have to take all the capsules at one time. Just put 2-3 of the dots under your tongue. A package should be able to last you the entire flu season!
Lower Sugar Intake – Studies have shown that our immune systems COLLAPSE two hours after eating any kind of sugar. If you can lower your sugar intake – candy, cookies, juice, and white processed food – you’ll be doing your body a favor and helping fight the flu.
#3 – Fight Cough & Allergies with Pineapple Juice
If you or your little ones have a bad cough that just won’t quit, a little bit of pineapple juice warmed up will do the trick. Take a few sips every hour as long as the cough lasts. Of course, if you can do fresh pineapple juice, that’s even better.
There’s nothing better for allergies than raw local honey. This is because it’s made from the pollen that’s making you sick! Remember, local means local. If you live in metro Atlanta, honey from the North Georgia mountains is not going to help you. We recommend Zeiglar’s brand which you can find at Nuts and Berries.
Conclusion: Take Advantage of these Natural Flu Cures
Before you run to the pharmacy to grab those traditional flu medicines, or before you schedule a doctor’s appointment, try some of these natural flu cures.
And for more helpful health tips, check out our CEO Jennifer Hankey on Atlanta and Company!