Colds & Flus

//Colds & Flus
Colds & Flus2020-03-05T15:33:54-08:00

Common Cold

Rhinovirus is the most common cause of the common cold.  Wash your hands regularly throughout the day.

Consuming the following foods and supplements will help prevent & heal cold symptoms:

  • Allium family: garlic, onions, leeks, shallots and chives are antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral & antiparasitic
  • Andrographis
  • Beta-sitosterol
  • Chicken soup (preferably organic) contains carnosine which has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties, so can ease sore throat & congestion
  • Citrus Fruit contain quercetin which prevents viruses from spreading
  • Colloidal Silver
  • Cranberries contain phytochemicals that boost the immune system by increasing defensive cells
  • Dark chocolate: phytochemical theobromine helps to stop coughing
  • Elderberries are anti-viral (Sambucus Canadensis is more stable than Sambucus Nigra)
  • Echinacea reduces symtoms
  • Exercise strenghtens the immune system and helps us recover faster if we get sick (try walking 20 min. per day)
  • Fermented Foods: raw sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi, kefir, yogurt & unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng: the North American variety may prevent colds and the flu
  • Influenzinum
  • Mushrooms have immune-stimulating & modulating properties, including cancer prevention
  • Oil of Oregano & Wild Oregano
  • Olive Leaf Extract
  • Oscillococcinum
  • Probiotics (yogurt) may lessen duration
  • Spirulina Extract with beneficial bacteria reduces symptoms of influenza A (H1N1)
  • Vitamins B Complex, C (daily) and D due to lack of sunshine in northern regions
  • Zinc speeds up recovery and reduces symptoms: within 24 hrs of symptoms appearing, take elemental zinc lozenges containing acetate or gluconate

Drink lots of water and Teas:

  • Chamomille: increases body’s anti-bacterial compounds
  • Echinacea Purpura hot drink containing European elderberry cures the flu in 5 days {same as the drug “Tamiflu” (oselamivir)}
  • gargle with saltwater to soothe the throat
  • Ginger: reduces nausea & inflammation
  • Green Tea: will keep flu viruses at bay
  • Peppermint: soothes sore throats and loosens phlegm
  • White Tea: prevents growth of bacteria, strep throat and pneumonia

Avoid: Caffeine


An estimated 56,000 people die every year from flu-related symptoms. This is not because the flu is such a deadly disease but rather because it puts people’s immune systems to the test. A person’s experience with the flu is directly proportional to the strength of their immune system. People who are relatively healthy will be down for the count for usually a week or so and then fully recover.

The flu is dangerous for those with compromised immune systems due to underlying health issues, while undergoing drug-related treatments or in a weakened state due to advanced age. As well, babies & young children whose immune systems have not had a chance to fully develop yet will be at higher risk for more severe symptoms.

High dosages of Vitamin C is highly recommended to help with recovery.

*Did you know LAUGHTER boosts the immune system?

Personally, I’ve been using Oil of Oregano: 5 drops 3X a day for several days as soon as I feel a hint of a cold and it just nips it in the bud!