Probably, most people would will take measures for flu prevention, whatever the strain. The symptoms of flu, or influenza, that sets it apart from an ordinary cold are fever and body aches. You can also have the normal cold symptoms of discharge, headaches, cough and sore throat as these can relate to any upper respiratory tract problem. You also might have gastrointestinal problems.
Most people suffer from the occasional cold during autumn, winter or spring. And this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Discharges can be a toxic clearing, so should never be suppressed.
However, most people would prefer to avoid the debilitating types of flu. Here are seven natural and healthy ways that you can start now, to remain healthy next season.
- 1 Make sure you eat well. This means lots of fresh fruit and vegetables that should make up the bulk of your diet. Raw is best. Eat lots of green, leafy vegetables and salads. Avoid or limit processed food (white sugar, artificial sweeteners, white flour, white rice). Limit dairy and meat.
2 Get plenty of sun. These days, the sun has an unfounded bad reputation. If you’re not getting enough sun, it’s likely you’ll never be well. How much is enough sun? That depends on you, your skin colour, your location and the season. But I suggest one hour is the minimum daily exposure (not necessarily in the middle of the summer, in the middle of the day).
3 Make sure you keep your liquids up. Drink when you’re thirsty. Often people mistake thirst for hunger. Avoid or limit soft drinks.
4 Adequate rest is essential in keeping your body healthy. If you are burning the candle at both ends, don’t expect to remain healthy.
5 Taking a whole food (as opposed to the common synthetic) supplement can be hugely beneficial in topping up any nutritional deficiencies that may be caused either by your diet or by the way food is produced. Blue green algae is probably the best whole food supplement.
6 Be a happy, optimistic person. If you’re not that sort of person, work on it, or get professional help. Optimistic people are much healthier than pessimistic ones.
7 Use homeopathy as your primary health care. Homeopathic treatment works by gently stimulating your immune system, making the liklihood of disease less and less possible..
These measures are the best ways for flu prevention, whatever the strain. An added bonus is that they are the best ways for any disease prevention; and for reducing or eliminating any current ill health.