The first bit of advice is to Stay At home!
A cold or flu is your body telling you that you’re run down and you need to rest. It’s also an indication that you may be toxic.
Here are some remedies (it’s not an exhaustive list) that you can take if you are getting or if you have a cold. I’ll do another blog on how to prevent colds and flus.
You don’t have to “drown” in all these remedies, just take 2-3 that appeal to you or ones you already have in your cupboard.
1. Take the homeopathic Oscillococcinum at the first signs of a cold or flu. Some people use it when they travel, are in crowds, or throughout the flu season on a weekly basis.
2. Vitamin C: Dosage: 1,000 mg every 1‐2 hours while awake can cut the duration of a cold or flu by several days.
3. Zinc: Choose a chelated product. Dosage 25 mg, take two per day. Or use zinc lozenges.
4. Garlic: Place a small clove or half a clove of garlic in your mouth and let it sit without chewing through the day and night. Swallow with water when it becomes macerated and replace. Stop if the inside of your mouth becomes irritated.
5. Drink Sage tea for cough (steep twenty minutes).
6. Drink Fenugreek tea for mucus (steep five minutes).
7. Use Wild Oregano oil, Garlic, or Echinacea herbal antibiotics as tincture, tablets, or teas at least three times a day.
8. Mullein and Lobelia are for chest congestion, 1/2 teaspoon each in hot water three times a day. These herbs can also be used as a chest poultice for pleurisy, pneumonia, or bronchitis.
9. Detox: Use Clay Detox Baths. Start with the “Natural Clay.” Blend up 1/4 to 1/2 cup of clay in your blender with 32oz of water and pour that into your hot water foot bath or tub. Soak for 30 min and shower off. Add Magnesium Flakes for further cleansing and muscle relaxation.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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