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Beat the Flu! Here's How

Tips to Prevent and Overcome Winter Viruses

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  • Having studied BLOOD TYPE diet, and not believing 100% in it, still for my type Echenicia does nothing for me. I HAVE used it, and found that to be so. I take alot of antioxidants, drink my water, and exercise daily. I do NOT take flu shots either.
  • I have another thought.

    I agree with JTBARRINGER re sugar not only in juice, but any dietary sugar (sugars can come from grains also). From what I've read, sugar disrupts your gut bacteria promoting dysbiosis. Continued dysbiosis (from food intolerances, medications, poor diet for example) promotes leaky gut. Probiotics help populate the gut lining which prevents bad bacteria/viruses from adhering or gaining access to the bloodstream.

    Eating greens and non-pasteurized fermented foods are "pre-biotic" which means they feed the probiotic, so eating well all the time is crucial to immunity. For some overview:

    http://www.purehealingfoods.com/infoLeak
    yGut.php#Mucous
  • It's surprising how much vitamin C there is in tomatoes and peppers (or any other Solanaceae). Quite sufficient to meet the 250 mg recommendation without supplements.

    Also, on hand washing. One thing people often don't realize is that when you turn on the tap, you can contaminate the handle, then recontaminate your nice clean hands when you turn the water off. That's why so many public restrooms nowadays have motion sensor activated faucets. If you're using a manually operated faucet, try to turn it off with our wrist or elbow if possible to keep your hands clean.
  • I was taught that "starve a cold, feed a fever" referred to temperature...basically an admonition to keep warm even if a fever made it uncomfortable.
  • I like most parts of the article. In response to the Echinacea, you did say that it may, not that it would impact illness, so I appreciate that aspect of it. However, I am concerned about drinking plenty of orange/grapefruit juice. Vit C has been studied and has found to only be effective in people who are exposed to extreme conditions. Also, juices tend to be very high in sugar, which can be detremental in fighting off infection. If Vit. C was taken, I would recommend the supplement route or an alternative food source for it. I do thank you for the article and will use most of the information in it.
  • Thanks for the article. I'm in day 2 of what I think is the flu, and it's nice to know there is something I can do to recover more quickly.
  • Nice article. It is great to hear someone talking about what we can do to help ourselves. I don't believe as many shots and pills would be necessary if we didn't live in a mindset where it always has to be a quick fix. We were created in a wonderful way, we just need to take care of our bodies.
  • Ms. Hand, This was a good article, but I wonder if the latest research still supports the idea that Echinacea can have any real, positive impact on illness, or preventing illness? It seems that I read something that refuted Echinacea's usefulness.
  • Ms. Hand, This was a good article, but I wonder if the latest research still supports the idea that Echinacea can have any real, positive impact on illness, or preventing illness? It seems that I read something that refuted Echinacea's usefulness.
  • Great Information...I've been off to a bit of a slow start this week, getting over the flu....for the second time this winter. I'm ready to kick my immune system into shape. Thanks!

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