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12 Tips To Survive The Flu Season

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 @ 12:20 PM

Tags: Season Flu, Tips For The Flu Season

1)  Avoid panicing during the flu season.  Stress suppresses your ability to fight infections. You can literally worry yourself sick instead of finding a way to constructively process these very real feelings.

2)  Limit your sugar intake.  As tempting as it may be, try to avoid reaching for starchy and sugary snacks to soothe negative feelings. Studies indicate that consuming large amounts of carbohydrates and sugar can drastically lower the activity of neutrophils. Neutrophils account for about 50-70% of white blood cells and are the first responders when an infection is detected by the body. The effects of these unhealthy carbohydrates can last for over 5 hours.

3)  Get enough sleep.  When in the midst of an illness the body often demands more sleep, simply because sleep helps strengthen the body's defenses. The same is true when trying to stay well. The key is to get adequate sleep (usually between 7-9 hours) in a completely dark environment. Darkness is necessary in order for the brain to produce adequate/optimal levels of melatonin, which may be responsible for some of the immune-boosting effects of sleep.

4)  Let the Sunshine In.  There is a growing body of evidence that vitamin D is imperative for optimal immune function. You can prime your body's immune system by getting regular sun exposure. The key is to spend time in the sun during the morning and evening hours so as not to get sunburn. I recommend 15 minutes or more of "smart sun exposure" several times a week.  Consider supplementing with Vitamin D3 (Liqui-D3) so you can be assured a consistent and adequate supply of vitamin D, especially as we head into the winter months!

5)  Get powerful protection from food!  Fruits & vegetables will give you the best protection when it comes to supporting your immune health.  They are rich in anti-oxidants, bioflavonoids, and phytonutrients that will powerfully support your body's health.  

6)  Immune Protection - natural anti-viral support can be taken daily for prevention.  Super Bio-vegetarian has been the most effective product I have found.  Take 2 tablets daily, or more if exposed to others who may potentially be sick.  Eating berries such as Strawberries, Blueberries and other also offer natural anti viral support. 

7)  Probiotics are essential not only to your digestive health, but also for your immune system as most of your immune system is in your gut.  HMF Forte is recommended daily to maintain normal healthy gut flora.  If you choose not to take probiotics, plain yogurt is a great substitute.  It contains the probiotics that you need to maintain a healthy gut.

8)  Drink plenty of water.  Water helps hydrate your body and clean any impurities in your body.  This makes your body more able to fight off the flu. If you do catch the flu, intaking plenty of water will help you get better faster.  Using water filters like Brita help remove the chlorine taste from the water which makes water consumption easier.

9)  Have everyone in your house hold wash their hands with soap and water especially after they sneeze.  Washing your hands help kill germs and prevents the flu from spreading.  Alcohol based hand cleaners can also be used instead of soap and water.

10)  Avoid touching your mouth, nose or any other part of your face.  Germs really can not do any damage on your skin.  Germs spread once they are inside your body.  Germs get inside your body through your mouth typically.  

11)  Get plenty of exercise.  In the winter, our immune systems can weaken if we are less active.  Exercise outside if the weather is amicable. Go to the gym and do a moderate workout.

12)  Avoid close contact to those who are sick.  If you are the one that is sick, stay home and rest.  Most people recover from the flu without the need for any medicine at all.  Going to work or having sick co-workers come to work threaten to make the whole office sick. 

   These tips were providing by Carolinas Natural Health Center and Hmedicine.com Inc.  

Homeopathy Links Of The Week For Oct 5 thru Oct 9

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Fri, Oct 09, 2009 @ 02:57 PM

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Conventional Scientists Conclude Homeopathy Really Works to Ease Cancer Treatment Symptoms Scientists analyze homeopathy trials on helping reduce the side effects of cancer. The scientists found evidence that many remedies do help with chemotherapy side effects.

 

Reliance on homeopathy poses a threat | The Australian The article describes that over reliance on homeopathy can put children at a possible risk of death.

 

Homeopathy Remedies Shown to Be Effective for Moderate to Severe Depression « Official Homeopathy Resource

Studies show that homeopathy is as effective as Prozac in treating people with depression

 

Nobel Prize-Winning Virologist's New Research Gives Significant Support to Homeopathic Pharmacology - New research helps show how homeopathy may work.

Homeopathic Remedies To Treat Colds, Coughs and Flu

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 @ 01:30 PM

Tags: coughs, Flu, colds

  Homeopathy is seen by many to be very effective in fighting the colds, coughs and flu.  Homeopathy offers a wide range of remedies to help fight flu like conditions.  These remedies have no side effects and help many people get rid of flu like symptoms quicker than just normally fighting off the flu.

   The remedies used to fight the common cold include Ferrum Phos, Nux Vomica, Natrum Muriaticum and Pulsatilla.  Ferrum Phos are used to combat colds that come on slowly.  Mild fever may occur as well a sore throat.  Nux Vomica is used to fight colds that results in chills, runny nose and blocked nose.  Sneezing, watery eyes and sore throat also may occur.  Natrium Muriaticum is used to fight colds with constant sneezing and thin discharge of mucus.   Pulsatilla is used for colds that cause an headache abover the eyes.  Can not smell anything because the nose is so stuffed up.  This cold causes the person not to want to drink liquid .

  Three remedies to deal with coughs are Aconite, Bryonia and Pulsatilla.  Aconite is used to treat coughs that are dry.   These type of cough comes very quickly. This cough causes extreme thirst.  The person with this cough is usually very sensitive to smoke.  Bryonia is used to treat coughs that cause chest pain. These coughs are accompanied by headaches and fever.  The cough generally feels better by drinking something warm like hot tea.  Pulsatilla is used to treat cough that causes mucus to be coughed up.  This type of cough causes a poor appetite and lack of thirst.  Tongue may have a white coating.

  The homeopathic remedies to treat the flu are aconite, belladonna, Gelsemium and Bryonia.  Aconite is used to treat the flu that causes restlessness.  This type of flu may cause a high fever quickly and sore throat.  Fresh air usually makes the person with this type of flu feel better.  Belladonna is used to treat flu with a high fever.  The fever comes on suddenly.  Face is flushed with a sore throat.  The person may have loss of balance and possible confusion.  Gelsemium are used to treat flus that cause chills and weakness.  This flu causes chills all over the body.  Little thirst even though there is a fever.  The person will experience a splitting headache along with fatigue.  Byronia is used to treat the flu with a severe throbbing headache.  This flu causes an extremely painful headache which is worsen by coughing.  This flu causes extreme dehydration.  Sleep and rest definitely help make this type of flu better.   Another remedy to try to fight the flu is Anas Barbariae.  This remedy is for general use of the flu.  If you do not feel like symptom matching your flu, this remedy is the way to go.  This remedy is mass produced by Boiron.  Boiron calls the remedy oscillococcinum.

  You can see that there are a wide range of homeopathic remedies to fight the cold, cough and flu.  Find the remedies that match closest to the symptoms that you are experencing.  Start the remedies in a 6X dosage and drink plenty of water to help fight these ailments.

 References

Complete Guide To Homeopathy

Dr. Lockie and Dr. Geddes.