Fighting the Flu naturally

If you want to have the Flu jab or vaccine you can and try cover the 1-2 flu viruses it covers, but it won’t prevent all the potential stomach flus or other colds so best to try some of these natural tips

The following are some simple things that can help you fight off or prevent the flu:

  1. Onions and garlic are great natural anti-virals and anti-biotics so keep these up in foods or soups over winter. They are rich in natural sulphur antibiotic.
  2. Honey especially manuka honey has antibacterial and antiviral properties and mixes well into a drink of ginger and lemon with hot water
  3. Fluids are important if you have a cold or stomach bug or flu – sip on warm herbal teas or sip on chicken soup broth with some added sea salt and onions and garlic to help fight off the flu.
  4. If feeling cold and shivery add extra blankets to heat up the body and help fight off the flu. Try a hot bath with Epsom salts to heat up the cold body – the Epsom salts contain magnesium to relieve aches and sulphur to help fight off infections.
  5. Seaweeds like wakame added into plain boiled basmati rice can be soothing to eat or try miso soup to sip on or stewed apple with a little clove and cinnamon to help settle your stomach.
  6. You can get herbal tablets or liquids with olive leaf, Echinacea, astragalus to help fight the virus or infection
  7. You can make sure your immune system is fit to fight invaders with keeping probiotics or fermented kefir foods up and getting enough sleep at night where possible.
  8. Vitamin D kept at a good high level with summer time UV light or Vitamin D capsules helps kill off and prevent flu viruses.
  9. Vitamin A is also important (cod liver oils like Blue Ice) and Vitamin C as well as zinc.
  10. Iodine or kelp in sea salt helps keep your metabolism going well. Iodine or kelp (rich in iodine) are natural anti-infectives and useful for killing off bacteria and viruses in the body.
  11. Some people like to use home remedies like colloidal silver drops, Koromiko homeopathic for diarrhoea and other homeopathics to support the body through fevers and colds.
  12. Consult your GP or holistic doctor if you are not coming right or there are any worrying signs like lots of high fevers continuing, green phlegm and worsening breathing or dehydration developing or if worried.
  13. Generally plenty of rest, fluids, chicken or vegetable broths and simple fluids and foods will get you through most things while your body’s own immune system does its amazing work.