Health: How to “fight” the flu?

I’ve rarely catch the flu and when I do, I do all these “home remedies” to fight it without any prescription meds (e.g. Tami Flu). I average “one” or “no” flu a season. I never had to get a vaccination at all…maybe as a kid, but never as an adult. In fact, this past winter season, I didn’t catch it all! I decided to do a blog on this topic today after chatting with someone that has it, which I asked her ..during the summer!? I did this to give her some “natural” remedies to fight this…

CAUSES

What are the causes of the flu (influenza)?
The flu (influenza) viruses
.medicinenet.com
“…influenza viruses cause the flu and are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Influenza types A and B are responsible for epidemics of respiratory illness that occur almost every winter and are often associated with increased rates of hospitalization and death. Influenza type C differs from types A and B in some important ways. Type C infection usually causes either a very mild respiratory illness or no symptoms at all; it does not cause epidemics and does not have the severe public-health impact of influenza types A and B. Efforts to control the impact of influenza are aimed at types A and B, and the remainder of this discussion will be devoted only to these two types….”
Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body
January 06, 2014 articles.mercola.com
https://youtu.be/Rpj0emEGShQ

“… The video above gives a wonderfully clear illustration of what happens when someone nearby you sneezes… and you end up inhaling the virus. It’s said that a single sneeze may produce up to 40,000 droplets, which may leave your mouth at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.1 While some of the heavier droplets will fall to the floor, others remain airborne and are quickly circulated around the room. If the droplet is infected with a virus, and you inhale it, the video shows how a single virus can quickly begin producing millions of copies within your cells.

It’s a frightening prospect, until you realize that your body has more than 1 trillion cells – making 1 million viruses a mere drop in the bucket.

Also important, your body is equipped with its own highly effective defense system – your immune system – that starts killing viruses almost as quickly as they are produced. As long as your immune system can stay one step ahead of the virus, you’ll feel better again quickly… and in some cases may not even know you were “sick.”
…”

-Vaccination?
*see Neutral Perspective: Vaccinations are safe and NOT? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Can the flu vaccine cause the flu?
Elizabeth Weise and Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 10:55 a.m. EST January 15, 2013 usatoday.com

Ever got the flu from being vaccinated? What are your thoughts on this controversial topic? Why do you get vaccinated? Why don’t you get vaccinated?

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PREVENTION

-Home

8 Ways to Help Your Family Stay Healthy When Someone’s Sick, everydayhealth.com
“…5. Disinfect ASAP. Germs can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours. “Wipe down all surfaces in the house where germs can live, including telephones, computer keyboards, and counter surfaces, with a disinfectant,” Horovitz suggests. Also be sure to wash forks, spoons, knives, and other utensils thoroughly to help prevent spreading germs from one person to another.
…”

70 Tips for Cleaning Your House after the Kids are Sick, backupcare.org
“….How Do You Clean Your Home After Recovering from a Cold? After cleaning surfaces make sure you open up the windows to get some fresh air inside.
..”

Sal: I “try” do this regularly in my home to recycle the air after long winters of the constant period of closing the widows. I recommend opening windows (shut off the heat) during the “warmest” days of the winter).

Best And Worst Natural Cold And Flu Remedies December 12, 2013 prevention.com
Find out which immune-boosting supplements really help—and which are just hype
“..Flu shots, hand washing, healthy eating, and regular exercise are the best ways to avoid cold and flu. But sometimes even the most scrupulous germphobes and healthy people get sick anyway. While certain natural remedies can help shorten symptoms—or prevent infection entirely—many people waste money on measures that are all hype. Here’s how to know the difference so you can get well faster—without wasting a penny….
Preparing Yourself for the Flu Season Naturally

By Catherine Clinton ND, Clinic of Natural Medicine naturopathic.org
“Each winter the influenza virus wreaks havoc on our ability to work and play. Symptoms of the flu include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, runny nose, cough and stomach symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes a flu virus can come on slowly or it can hit suddenly without much notice. Each year this leads people to wonder how they can prevent themselves and their family from getting the flu. Naturopathic prevention and treatment of the flu virus includes vitamins and minerals, botanical medicine and lifestyle recommendations….

Lifestyle tips for the prevention and treatment of the flu:

Sleep- Maintaining a balanced sleep routine is one way to keep our immune system healthy. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to rejuvenate for the next day. Consistent inadequate sleep lowers the body’s defenses needed for fighting viral infections.

Stress- While stress is a part of everyday life; excessive stress can decrease immune function and make it easier to come down with the flu. Establishing stress management techniques like deep breathing, exercise, yoga or meditation can help ensure that every day stress won’t leave you vulnerable to the flu.

Diet- A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and quality proteins is a foundation for a healthy immune system. Studies have shown that eating a sugary snack or meal can depress the immune system for several hours, creating a window of time during which it is easier to get the flu. Avoiding excessive sugar can keep the immune system working at the level needed to fend off viral infections, like the flu….

Natural Flu & Cold Prevention – An Immune Booster from youtube.com
“..Published on Nov 10, 2013

Legacies Health Centre..”

Cold and Flu Prevention Naturally

TREATMENT

8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the ‘Natural’ Way webmd.com
” No. 1: Blow Your Nose Often — and the Right Way
No. 2: Stay Rested
No. 3: Gargle
No. 4: Drink Hot Liquids
No. 5: Take a Steamy Shower
No. 6: Apply Hot or Cold Packs Around Your Congested Sinuses
No. 7: Sleep With an Extra Pillow Under Your Head
No. 8: Don’t Fly Unless Necessary..”

Natural home remedies: Colds and flu, besthealthmag.ca
“..Is it a common cold or the flu? If your symptoms are above the neck—congestion, sore throat, sneezing, coughing—you probably have a cold. If you have all those symptoms plus a fever of 38.8˚C (102˚F) or more, headache, muscle aches, extreme fatigue, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, you’re more likely to have the flu.
What you can do for colds and flu

• For a sore throat remedy, fill a 250 mL glass with warm water, mix in one teaspoon of salt and gargle away. The salt really does soothe the pain.

• Add a squeeze of lemon juice to a glass of warm water for the more traditional sore throat gargle. This creates an acidic environment that’s hostile to bacteria and viruses.

• Chicken soup is a time-honoured remedy that is tried, tested and true…”

Natural Treatments for Cold and Flu

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: Immune Health, Colds and Flu
Last Reviewed 06/08/2015 drdavidwilliams.com
“These all-natural treatment options are some of the best for treating the common cold, flu (including H1N1), and other seasonal illnesses.

Elderberry Extract
Eucalyptus Oil
AHCC
Castor Oil
Zinc Lozenges
Oscillococcinum
Echinacea
Vitamin D
Vitamin C
….

-Foods

10 Foods That Fight Cold and Flu

Honey

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“…Because it coats your throat, it’s a great cold- and flu-friendly sore throat reliever, and its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Buckwheat honey has the highest antioxidant levels; the clover honey that’s ubiquitous in supermarkets has the least…


Millions of Americans get the cold or flu each year. But you can combat both with a knife and your spice grinder

Fight off the flu with fermented foods, Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Culinary Nutritionist, Dietitian for the Philadelphia Phillies
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:30 AM philly.com
“…Fermented Cabbage: Kimchi is a Korean condiment made from fermented cabbage, vegetables, garlic, ginger and lots of spice. It can be found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store or any Asian markets. If you can’t handle the heat of Kimchi, sauerkraut is the solution. Also available in the refrigerator section of your grocer (avoid shelf stable pasteurized versions), sauerkraut is quite simply cabbage that is fermented in brine. Sauerkraut is also a great, inexpensive beginner fermented food you can easily make yourself. All you need is a jar of cabbage and salt. Here is a great recipe to take your through the steps…

-FLUBlog https://goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/health-how-to-fight-the-flu/http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/goal-getter-nutrition/Fight-off-the-flu-with-fermented-foods.htmlother ways it helps...http://smu.gs/1A0TvlR

Sal: I have a jar of Kimchee in my fridge during the winter season and I have another jar of sauerkraut “all-year-round” just because I love it (e.g. I add it to pizza, brats, meat sandwiches, tacos, etc..)

-Kids


“…In the event your child comes down with the flu, be as prepared as possible. There are all natural remedies that can provide relief, and many of the items you need to help your little one cope with the flu can be found in your kitchen cupboards, and are free from artificial colors, flavors and chemicals. Read on to learn about 5 all natural flu remedies for babies and kids — and we hope that the flu spares you and your family and that you won’t need to use any of them! …”

Got any other favorite “foods” to fight the flu?

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-Stomach

Stomach Flu Treatment & Survival Guide
By Kate Rope parenting.com
“..The good news is that, while uncomfortable (and, let’s face it, gross), in most kids, a stomach bug is not a serious illness and will resolve on its own after a few days of TLC. Here’s our guide to spotting the symptoms, taking care of your little patient, knowing when to call your doctor and avoiding it altogether…

“As soon as they are feeling a little bit hungry, you can advance to the BRAT diet,” advises Frankowski. That stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, or toast. Plain crackers are fine too. Try one item and give it a little time to see how her system handles it. If it comes right back up or out, it’s too soon to go solid….

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HEALING

-Prayer

Flu: A Prayer for Healing
posted by Mark and Jill beliefnet.com

Flu healed – instantly after prayer (Living a Vision – a supernatural lifestyle)
https://youtu.be/MIrPbc5yMb8
“Published on Apr 26, 2012

This woman asked for prayer as she was feeling quite bad from the flu. After prayer, she felt heat moving through her body and she was healed. Here’s her testimony.”

Healed from Sinusitis!

Gerhard – St. Petersburg, Russia cai.org
“…Rebuke the infection of the sinuses.
Lay hands on your face and order the sinuses to open, and the pus to flow out. Order the sinuses to heal.
Pray for the arms to become the same length (this corrects any twists in the spine) and order the swelling of the sinuses to disappear.
Avoid nicotine (no problem after I became a Christian) and caffeine.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water will help.
A few hours after this prayer and drinking lots of water, the pus started to stream down my nose and the pressure was released! Praise the Lord – He did it without any needles!..


declare Jesus name for healing | kingintraining kingintraining.wordpress.com/tag/declare-jesus-name-for-healing/
“.. So I did everything I thought of – I commanded any spirits of infirmity to leave me, I came against the sickness in Jesus name, I cast it out my body, but it got progressively worse. The body chills started which led to body pain. I kept running to the bathroom wanting to throw up. I prayed throughout the day for my healing because I did not want to take more time off work! By the time I got home, all I could do was lie in bed and literally cry like a baby from the pain. I could not get up because my dizziness was so severe I kept falling all over the place.

As I lay in bed in tears, it got to the point of me now begging God for healing. “Please Lord, I don’t even know what to pray anymore!”
Suddenly and as clear as day the words “JESUS IS LORD” flashed in my mind. I just went with it. As loudly as I could muster, halfway into my pillow, I declared, “Jesus is Lord… Jesus is Lord…sickness-Jesus is Lord, so get away from me.”

Within twenty minutes I was as right as rain! The dizziness and fever went away and so did the body pain! I was able to eat something for the first time that day. And I had sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24). It was as if I could feel the illness dissolve…”

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How to “naturally boost” your energy?

We all get tired at some point during the day, right? Well, I do, which I admit mostly because of the lack of sleep due to my “crazy” work schedule (overnight pt job). What about you? Insomnia or some medical reasons? Your a parent and the kids keep you up in the middle of the night? Or you just like to stay up late “playing” on the computer or watching some movie/tv. show? There are many various factors that cause “us busy body people” in our “busy world” to lack energy, so what do you do to “boost” your energy level? Is it healthy?

The #1 “booster” I think of is a “caffeine” high (e.g. coffee, energy drinks, etc..), which I personally don’t think is the “best” way. What is the “best” way? Well, I’ll be sharing some of my personal tips and some “experts” out there that I’ve found and will keep finding (adding below) …

CAUSES

What causes fatigue? 251 possible conditions healthline.com
“…There are many potential causes of fatigue, which can be divided into three general categories—lifestyle factors, medical issues, and mental health issues….
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CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Written by Christine DiMaria | Published on July 18, 2012 healthline.com
“…The cause of CFS is unknown. Researchers speculate that viruses, hypotension, immune impairment, and hormonal problems could all be contributing factors. ..
Lack of Energy

By

HealthGrades Editorial Staff healthgrades.com
“…Lack of energy can be a normal response to inadequate sleep, overexertion, overworking, stress, lack of exercise, or boredom. When part of a normal response, lack of energy often resolves with rest, adequate sleep, stress management, and good nutrition. Persistent lack of energy that does not resolve with self-care may be due to a variety of diseases, disorders or conditions….
Most Common Cause of Fatigue that is Missed or Misdiagnosed by Doctors
September 05, 2009 articles.mercola.com
“…Your adrenal glands are each no bigger than a walnut and weigh less than a grape, yet are responsible for one of the most important functions in your body: managing stress…It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of adults experience adrenal fatigue during their lifetimes, yet it remains one of the most under-diagnosed illnesses in the United States.[2]…”

Treatment

7 Caffeine-Free Ways To Boost Your Energy
Coffee isn’t the only solution when you’re losing steam
Laura Tedesco November 7, 2013 prevention.com
“…That said, scrapping your daily Starbucks isn’t necessary—the antioxidants in java are good for you—but you shouldn’t rely on a 7-cup habit to carry you through the day, either. That’s just putting a bandage on your exhaustion. Instead, beat fatigue for real with these out-of-the-box energy boosters….

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Consider breakfast prime time for packing them in. In the study, people felt that front-loading their whole grains—say, by eating whole-grain cereal and a slice of toast with breakfast (while still including protein, of course)—made it easier to meet their quota…

Sal: I “try” to have my whole grains (e.g. cereal, peanut butter & jelly or egg sandwhich, granola bar, etc..) every morning to “break-fast” for the day. I know many of you like to sleep longer and just get up & go. If you don’t have time to “make” breakfast, I suggest buying those 6-pack breakfast bars in the grocery store as a “back-up” for mornings when you somehow don’t have time to “make” a “sit-down” breakfast meal.

“…There’s a reason darkness and bedtime go hand-in-hand: Bright light awakens your brain…”

Learn something new.
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It’s 3 pm on a workday. How do you beat the slump? According to a recent University of Michigan study, the most common strategies are checking email, switching tasks, or making a to-do list. ….

Sal: I usually like to check my email after work and then workout, so I won’t spend too much time on the computer-might get lazy! I love to “learn” as a part-time teacher at the weekly community ed classes I teach (started as a volunteer back in 2004), which the different students that come up with “new” questions just motivates and inspires me to re”search” new “material”. This energizes me. I have a “nightly” routine to make a “to do” list before I go to bed (e.g. reflecting on what I did during the day to help remember what I’ve forgotten on some tasks I need to fulfill) , which motivates me to “wake-up” right away after my alarm goes on instead of laying there and put on the “snooze” button! Having a goal for the next day gets you motivated and “energize” to get up on-time to meet your goals.


Belt out your favorite song.
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Ever noticed how cranking up the radio makes you drive faster? That’s because music is energizing—especially if you sing along….”

Sal: I love to sing!

Six steps to beating chronic fatigue with natural remedies
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer naturalnews.com
“..there are a number of holistic remedies that have helped many people with the condition regain healthy energy levels without the use of harsh stimulants. Here are six of the most powerful options for beating chronic fatigue:

1) Vitamin B12 and B complex vitamins. B vitamins play a critical role in beating chronic fatigue because the body uses them to metabolize energy.



8 Natural Ways to Feel More Energized

For when you’d rather not reach for a cup of coffee
Published: October 28, 2013 | BY Kenny Thapoung womenshealthmag.com

“..Eat Something with Coconut Oil

The triglycerides in coconut oil are a fast-acting energy source that your body can use more quickly than coffee, says Kingsley. Don’t have coconut oil you can use at home? Nosh on one of these coconut-flavored snacks.
..”

8 Tips to Instantly Boost Your Energy-
Tired? Here’s how to transform your body into a fatigue-fighting machine.
health.com
“..8 of 10next
Exercise

Fifty-eight percent of women feel most energized after they’ve had a workout, according to a Health.com poll. …

Sal: I like to ride my bike as much as possible to work, doing errands, or just exercise and enjoying the outdoors. I “try” to workout 3-5 days a week in various other ways too.

Top 10 Energy-Boosting Foods and Drinks
by Bari Lieberman mensfitness.com
“..

It’s not easy getting eight hours of sleep per night. For those of us who are overstressed and sleep-deprived, there’s a healthy way—10 actually—to boosts energy and fuels workouts without the pending sugar crash that comes along with energy drinks. Lisa Moskovitz, R.D., founder of The NY Nutrition Group, shares 10 top energy-boosting foods that are probably already in your kitchen.

“Egg yolks are naturally rich in B-vitamins, which are responsible for converting food into energy and they also have Vitamin D to maintain strong bones. Plus, they’re one of the best sources of protein, which is essential particularly after an intense training session when muscle breakdown occurs the most,” Moskovitz says. …

A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment That Is Natural and Healthy
https://youtu.be/CVTq8nwJH8Y
“..Published on Feb 24, 2014

Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment all comes back to the simplicity of eating fruits and vegetables. Causes of chronic fatigue can be attributable to issues with digestion, blood pressure and various infections.

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Sal: I “try” to do various forms of detoxification throughout the week to “cleanse” myself of “chemicals” that wares me down.

-Foods

Top Ten Foods All Natural Energy Boost
https://youtu.be/mxr6jdGl9F4
“Published on Sep 12, 2014
http://brettsfitnesstips.com/eat-great/top-10-foods-all-natural-energy/

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HEALING


My Mom’s Story – Healed of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome!
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“…I asked the Lord for help, and He delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4..
…I was once a woman full of fear, so heavily weighed down by fears that I was near death. But the Lord Jesus looked at me, called me “Daughter,” and set me free–and continues to set me free. I want to give God all the glory for His amazing work in my life, and share my story in the hope that it will encourage you and let you know there is always hope in Jesus.

At the age of eleven I accepted Jesus as my Saviour, but I did not know the power of His life and His words. I grew up longing to know that I was loved, but I did not know that that was what lay buried under my drive to perform in order to receive the attention that would assure me of being accepted. I did Christian things, very sincerely, but the foundation of my life was weak; it was built mainly on what I could do for God (or so I thought) using my own human strength…

Sal: There are times (e.g. doing house projects, working out in the weight room, etc..) that I’m just so tired, so I “call upon the Lord” for strength

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Other Tips

Severe chronic fatigue miracle healing – John Mellor Australian Healing Ministry
https://youtu.be/gykHRed8sjk
“Published on May 5, 2014

Severe chronic fatigue miracle healing – John Mellor Australian Healing Ministry. http://www.johnmellor.org These miracles & healings happen because of the reality of Jesus Christ. …”

Would love to hear “other” suggestions, stories, tips, comments, feedback, etc… to help one another out in this “daily” life challenge to “boost” our energy levels…

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