Influenza Natural Remedies
Millions of people get influenza - ‘flu'- every year, with the majority making a swift recovery without long-term complications.
Flu is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract.
Flu is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that arise as a result of a violation of the laws of health.
Antibiotics are useless against influenza and vaccines have limited use.
Influenza Symptiminate influenza is by proper diet and rest and by cleansing the body
You may experience some or all of the following symptoms. Extreme weakness, fever or high temperature, sore throat, continuous cough which may be dry. You may feel cold with a headache, aching behind the eyes with sensitivity to light, abdominal pain, hoarseness, enlarged lymph nodes, aching back muscular aches, joint aches, chills, frequent vomiting and diarrhoea. The person may feel cold and shaky but sweating at the same time. Serious complications, such as pneumonia, sinus infections and ear infections can develop.
What Causes Flu
Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract, it affects the lungs. It is easily spread by sneezing and coughing. Individual strains continually change so vaccines are not very successful. Flu epidemics occur every 1-3 years in the autumn or winter. A major epidemic occurs about every 10 years because the virus type has changed.
Flu is an advanced cold condition. A body catches flu when it is full of waste matter and toxins through lowered vitality, wrong habits and by exposure to cold and dampness.
What to Do If You Get a Cold or influenza
As soon as symptoms appear begin treating yourself. The quicker you start treating a physical problem, the easier and more quickly it can be solved. After 2-3 days the fever usually subsides and, if cared for properly, the other acute symptoms rapidly diminish. But the cough, weakness, and fatigue may persist for several days or weeks.
Rest: Give your body the time and and space to heal itself. The body is designed to restore and heal while it sleeps. So aim to get to bed for 9.30pm and sleep 7 to 9 hours.
Water: Drink a glass of water every ten minutes for an hour at the first sign of a cold. This may prevent it going further.
Give fluids such as diluted freshly pressed or squeezed fruit juices (lemons, oranges and limes), to replace fluid and electrolytes lost through sweating, diarrhoea, fever, and vomiting. Drink as a minimum 2.5 litres a day. Or specifically 47 mls/kg of water to body weight a day. Drink between meals and half an hour before and an hour after your meal.
Air: Make sure the air is warm but also has a constant current of fresh air to keep it oxygenated. But it should not be draughty. Plan to spend portions of each day out of doors, breathing in deeply the freshest of air. Well- oxygenated air cleanses and purifies the bloodstream and feeds the lungs.
Sun: If possible spend time in the sun each day. The sun is an essential ingredient for boosting the immune system and circulation.
Water therapy: Contrast showers are a powerful therapy for healing. So shower 3 minutes as hot as you can bear it, then shower with as cold water as possible for 30 seconds. Repeat this cycle 3 times or for 10 minutes. Always end with cold water. This will stimulate your circulation and immune system and assist with the healing process. Depending on your symptoms you may do this just before going to bed, or 3-4 times during a day.
Alternatively, have a very warm bath that produces sweating then finished with a cold shower. Immediately after the cold shower rest in bed.
Healthy Foods: For a strong immunity eat a plant based diet that consists of as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible complimented with whole grains, beans and peas, pulses, seeds and nuts. These foods are nutrient dense and antioxidant rich and support your body to fight colds, flus and disease.
Exercise: Morning exercise such as walking outside is necessary to a healthful circulation of the blood. “It is the surest safeguard against colds, coughs, congestions of the brain and lungs, inflammation of the liver, the kidneys, and the lungs, and a hundred other diseases."1
Other Considerations: Needless to say avoid all toxic substances including alcohol, tea and coffee, smoking, vaping and inhaling substances that will damage the lungs and body. Eliminate junk food which stresses the body.
Trust in Divine Power: Stress has been shown to create disease and complicate all physical ailments. Conversely research has shown that those who have a firm trust in God, faith and a prayer life have stronger immunity. Even if they do get sick they have far quicker recovery and health outcomes, they are happier and live longer! A scripture that has brought peace and assurance to many people is Psalms 91. So why not try trusting in God today?
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