I’m not sure about you, but as flu season approaches along with the second wave of Covid 19, I am going to be taking every precaution I can to keep from getting myself and my family sick. Yes, we know all about the importance of washing hands, social distancing, wearing masks, and getting a flu vaccine, but what else can we do to support our immune system with natural ingredients?
I won’t get too preachy and I can only speak for myself, but the information we’ve been getting from media outlets hasn’t always proven to be reliable. As a health care professional I support the science and I do get the flu vaccine every year because I am mandated to do so by my employer. Despite getting the flu vaccine, I still ended up catching the flu back in February of this year. It was awful. It was the sickest I’ve ever been in my entire life and to make matters worst, my son caught it too. I was out for an entire week and when I finally recovered it took me about 2 weeks to feel like my old self again. I chose to take the vaccine again because although I’m aware that it doesn’t protect against all strains, I want to do everything I can to protect myself and my family from getting sick again.
When I was deep in the throes of the flu virus, after about day 3 I was despondent. My son had made a full recovery but I was nowhere near being restored back to health. The pain was incredibly intense and nothing worked. I had my husband drive me to a health food store and I purchased Elderberry syrup and Oil of Oregano. I took them both as prescribed and while it wasn’t an overnight miracle, my symptoms began to slowly subside and in about 2 days I was actually able to get up and walk.
I’ve done some extensive research on Oil of Oregano and here are 5 fast facts. (Note: Please do your own research and draw your own conclusions)
-It’s a natural antibiotic
-Contains powerful antioxidants
-Can aid in digestive issues and improve gut health
-Contains anti inflammatory properties
-May assist in helping treat fungal infections
Source: “9 Benefits and Uses of Oil of Oregano” http://www.healthline.com
How I make my own immune booster shots:
-12 limes, freshly squeezed. (Do not substitute with store bought lime juice. Use fresh limes only)
-3/4 cup of natural honey
The vitamin C from the limes support your immune system and help you fight the common cold, and the honey can soothe your throat and aid in cough suppression. I squeeze the juice of 12 limes into a large mason jar, add the honey and shake vigorously. I store in my refrigerator and give everybody in the family a shot of the mixture (enough to fill a shot glass) with two drops of oil of oregano twice a week.
***Please note: Honey is NOT suitable for children under 12 months of age. It puts them at risk for contracting infant botulism and can make them gravely ill. Do not give or take oil of oregano without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. The oil of oregano used is NOT an essential oil as essential oils are not suitable for consumption.
***This is only my experience with this product. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness, disease, or virus. Please do your own research and draw your own conclusions before making this a part of your routine.
Stay safe this cold/flu/covid19 season!! Let me know what you do to boost or maintain your immune system?