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Homeopathic Way to Fighting the Flu

As flu season approaches, there are always a lot of questions about whether or not to get the flu shot. Does it work? Is it safe? Are there other ways to protect your family from the flu?

There are. As you know, we specialize in and promote homeopathic remedies that work naturally by stimulating the body’s own immune system to resolve symptoms on its own. Considering that the flu vaccine maintains only about a 10% efficacy rate each year, and has some serious side effects for certain population groups, it’s wise to know about these more natural ways of preventing and treating the flu.

As with all contagious illnesses, the key to prevention and treatment is preparation. Boost your immunity in advance of sickness, and aggressively treat symptoms immediately.

Prevention

One of the best ways to naturally boost immunity is to maintain a healthy diet, get adequate sleep, and practice good hygiene. Nutrient-dense fruits and veggies, probiotics and extra vitamin C strengthen the body’s immune response, and proper hand-washing practices, and containing coughs and sneezes hamper the spread of germs.

Additionally, we suggest stocking Influenzinum – a holistic flu and cold protection product that we consider the best first line of defense. (Read more about Winter Tonic Plus). Similar to the flu shot, it is made every year with the newly updated flu strains recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO,) but contains no mercury, preservatives, or other additives. Influenzinum is a cumulative effect support that involves a daily dose for five days at the start of flu season, followed by a weekly dose for the remainder of the season. It can be purchased at stores and pharmacies specializing in homeopathic remedies and from online dispensaries.

Treatment

In spite of best efforts, sometimes the flu still strikes. Body aches, fever, chills and other flu symptoms should be addressed immediately and aggressively.  Having your flu fighting toolkit stocked and ready before illness hits your household is key. Your acute toolkit items should consist of:

Elderberry Syrup
Oscillococcinum
Bioplasma Homeopathic Cell Salts
Echinacea Tincture

These homeopathic remedies are proven to suppress viral activity, reduce symptom severity and shorten duration of illness if taken quickly and as recommended.

More advanced homeopaths rely on Belladonna, Bryonia and Gelsimium taken in tandem at their most aggressive doses of 200 C potency to get them through the worst of the flu with no side effects.

Already, this flu season is shaping up to be a bad one. Earlier in 2018, many pharmacies experienced a shortage of elderberry syrup, and during last year’s high point, Oscillococcinum was nearly impossible to find — even online. That’s because, while all of this may seem overwhelming to holistic newbies, those dedicated to the natural treatment of disease know it’s worth the effort.