Everyone is getting the flu this year!
When you are sick with the flu many of us, including me years ago when I had the flu, forget some simple things to do for ourselves that help us through the symptoms. For whatever reason we can forget even the simplest things to do for ourselves.
Here is a list of some simple things to remember to do when the flu hits.
- Reduce your stress – over stressing our bodies with work, family, and many other obligations lead us to be vulnerable to the bacteria and viruses that we are exposed to everyday. Rest, mediation, play, and even the Prime One supplement that we mentioned in last month’s blog can help reduce the stress in our life.
- Get the proper amount of sleep – your body is not made to go all day long without a good 6-8 hours of sleep. During sleep your body is repairing and rejuvenating. During the flu get 8-12 hours of restful sleep and naps as needed.
- If nausea is keeping you from taking fluids and food then get some ginger tea. This can be the solution to a short illness and a prolonged illness because to get well you need to feed the body good nutrition. I like the Instant Ginger Honey Crystals by Prince of Peace Enterprises.
- Diet should include organic fruits and vegetable soups, which are full of carotenoids; and Omega 3 oils from fish, flax, hemp, and walnuts.
- Flood the body with high quality supplements of Echinacea/Goldenseal, Vitamin C, Colloidal silver and high anti-oxidants. The C’s & F’s supplement is fantastic. The beta-glans supplement, such as Macroforce or from Transfer Point are great at kick starting your immune system’s defenses.
- Oregano oil, Garlic, Green tea, Thymic Protein A, Olive leaf extract, and Chinese star anise oil (found in Tamiflu) are powerful friends to have during your recovery.
- and last but not least keep your fluids up with lots of water and clear broths.
This is a short list of helpful reminders. For a longer list of ways to fight the flu before it starts see the previous blog: “Alternative Strategies for the Flu pandemic” in 2014. There will be more physical, emotional and spiritual remedies in my up-coming book. Look for it to come out this year.
Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Lawrence