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The flu is a viral infection easily spread by droplets from the nose, throat, and lungs. We spread the virus from the day before symptoms appear. The virus is then washed out of the body through mucus production for about 7-10 days by sneezing and coughing.


Millions of people in the United States get the flu each year. Most people will recover completely in about one to two weeks. Since influenza is caused by a virus, antibiotics have no effect on the infection.


Whole food probiotics provide nutrients and beneficial microbials to balance the gut. The gut is 70-80% of our immune system.


Immune Boosting Foods:

… and Epsom salt baths.


Infection” is the body healing itself.  The Flu is treated with rest and fluids. More about "fevers".


Homeopathic “Cold Calm can help to relieve symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and minor sore throat. Homeopathic "Oscillococcinum" can help to relieve symptoms of feeling run down, headache, body aches, chills and fever.


Chicken soup has been documented to shorten the duration of a virus. Fever reducers lengthen the duration of viral illness. Master Tonic is awesome, potent and healing!


How to Support the Body To Heal:


Avoid:  • Alcohol  •  Allergens  •  Dairy  •  Smoking  •  Stress  •  Sugar  •  Toxins


Garlic and honey are a natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial and work well to address infections. Just chop 6 cloves of raw (peeled) garlic, place the garlic in a jar and pour (raw) honey over it. Steep for at least 3-4 hours; give one teaspoon every hour as needed.


Alternately, onions, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, or cayenne pepper can be added to honey for the antiviral, antibacterial and immune boosting benefits. The honey syrup can be made and stored unrefrigerated for up to 3 months.


Bone broth is easy.  Roast a chicken, put the carcass in a pot of water, and simmer for 1-2 days. Strain, use as soup, or for cooking rice, pasta, gravy or drink it straight.

Whole Food Probiotics

Probiotics help strengthen the immune system by balancing your gut with good bacteria. Eat probiotic rich foods even after symptoms are gone (for prevention). Fermented foods, such as kefir and yogurt, are easy, inexpensive and healthy options.


Dairy-Free Juice Kefir:

    1. Purchase Real Kefir grains, inexpensively.

    2. Buy 100% juice, organic grape works great and is delicious.

    3. Pour equal amounts of water and juice into a jar and add the kefir grains. Cover loosely with the lid.

    4. Store in a cool, dark place, for 24-72 hours. (cupboard)

    6. Twist cap regularly to release the carbonation build-up.

    7. Strain out kefir grains and store kefir in fridge.  Drink a glass every day. The grains can be reused several times.

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Pat Robinson, Wellness Educator

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Comment by Denise Deeves on December 21, 2012 at 7:02pm

I make a batch of fire cider every year and swear by it!

Comment by Pat Robinson on December 21, 2012 at 7:15pm

Yes. We do too~!


Comment by lisa kulak on January 3, 2013 at 1:10pm

what is fire cider?

Comment by Chris Savant on January 4, 2013 at 3:25pm

Ditto Lisa's comment!

Comment by lisa kulak on January 5, 2013 at 7:29am

never heard of fire cider !

Comment by Pat Robinson on November 24, 2013 at 8:12pm

fire cider is similar to Master Tonic.


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