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FoodAgainst the Flu and Cold

March 20, 2020by ilumina0
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During this season it is important to boost your immunity. There are different ways to do that, without going into extremes. You can think of the following:
-Vitamin C supplement
-Citrus fruits: Orange, Lemon, Acai Berries, Camu Camu, Goji Berries
-Multivitamin + Probiotic
-Wellness Shots: combination of Ginger, Cayenne, Lemon, Honey, Oregano Oil, Thyme, Cinnamon,
-Fruit Juices (combined with veggies)
-Berries, especially blueberries
-Echinacea (can use it also for longer period)
-Ginseng
-Apple Cider Vinegar with Honey
-Onion
-Garlic
-Asian Mushrooms: Maitake, Shitake, Reishi
-Elderberry Syrup
-Pomegranate
-Horseradish
-Aloe Vera

Herbs that help recover from the flu or fever are:
-Basil
-Myrrh
-Willow bark
-Rose hips
-Honeysuckle Flower
-Catnip
-Nettle
-Dandelion
-Bupleurum Root
-Artemisia annua
-Lemon Balm
-Thyme
-Peppermint
-Licorice
-Olive leaf
-Sassafras
-Astragalus

You can make a blend or a single herbal tea, combine it as a powder or place the tea leaves in a small tea bag/ball.

Also when going outside, it is not overreacting to wear a scarf and a hat, even if it looks like it is warm and the sun is shining, the temperature is still quite cold.

You can use tiger balm or calming rubbing cream with eucalyptus, mint and lavender on your chest, head, nose or throat to feel better breathing and sleep better. You can do a face steam bath with hot water and a towel and chamomile with eucalyptus radiata and ravensara aromatica. You can also use a nose syringe or neti pot with special himalayan or sea salt in a solution of warm water, to rinse your nose.

If you are connected or want to try aromatherapy for more inhalation during the day, you can also place a few drops on the inside of your handpalms (after cleaning your hands), dilute it a bit with vegetable oil if needed (to prevent skin irritation if you repeat this more often and if the aromatic oil is concentrated) and cup it over your mouth and nose and breath the aromatherapy in. Again Ravensara and Eucalyptus Radiata are recommended against respiratory and flu symptoms. An somewhat less known and a bit controversial herb against chronic asthma, colds, influenza and sinus problems is Ephedra (Ma Huang), which you can also use as an aromatic oil, in TCM it is used as a tea, but in some western countries due to some serious side effects it is not used anymore.

Sunlight and Vitamin D are also still important, so at some point it might be good to open a window or to have a walk outside.

To not jeopardize your immunity you should also lower your stress levels, and have enough quality sleep. It is important to not overburden yourself during the flu season, as it makes your immunity weaker, and you are more prone to catch a cold then.

Other specific vitamins that boost your immunity besides Vitamin C are:
-Vitamin D3: Direct impact on immunity, lungs, heart and body.
-Vitamin K2 in combination with D3. Takes care of elasticity and too much calcium in the arteries due to extra D3.
-Magnesium: takes care of metabolism among other reasons.
-Zinc
-Vitamin E
-Vitamin B6

If you have a fever you can drink lots of (warm or hot) fluids like herbal teas, green tea, water, chamomile or chrysthemum. You can also rub garlic paste on the soles of your foot when you lie in the bed, and leave it overnight. This will eliminate toxins and speed up the healing process. Traditional methods used to be a sweat room, steam or sauna, think about a hot shower or hot bath or combine it with herbs like eucalyptus and peppermint.

Boosting your immunity in general can also help fighting the flu. A good way of boosting your immunity is to incorporate a (spring) detox or replace some heavy foods for immunity boosting foods.

Hopefully soon the new spring starts and the flu season is all over!

Specific about possible Corona Treatment:
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by ilumina

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