It seems almost everyone I know is sick with the flu right now. I've never been an advocate of nasty flu shots as they contain counterintuitive ingredients including mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum and MSG, yet I haven't had the flu in about six years and I touch grimy yoga mats and sweaty cycling bikes five days a week. Even if your diet isn't perfect, there are some really simple ways to reduce your risk of catching the flu. While it's good to start implementing the suggestions from the last link, if you've already got the flu there are some things you can do support your immune system and recover. Below are some potent tools to stimulate the body's own anti-microbial response and rid your body of any nasal congestion, a runny nose, post-nasal drip, cough, sore throat, sinus pressure, chest congestion, and immune deficiency.
Garlic tea is really just fresh, chopped garlic that's steeped in hot water. Some people add lemon juice and honey, but that's not necessary for you to reap it's benefits. To make garlic tea, peel and roughly chop 3-4 organic cloves, let sit for about 10 minutes. Giving it this times releases the allicin which is the powerful antibacterial and antiviral compound. Add the chopped garlic to a mug and fill it with some hot water. Sip the garlic tea once it becomes cool enough. If you have a mild case of the flu or a cold, this tea should start working quickly. however, if you're particularly down with a bad case of the flu, you should consume this over a period of a few days.
E-RYT & Master Nutrition Therapist specializing in Food Allergies, Adjunctive Autoimmune Care, and Digestive Disorders.
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