How long does the flu last is a common question worthy of some deep, thought.

You might say that most doctors will tell you that it lasts from one to three days. But there’s much more to it than that.

It all depends on how healthy you are, how good your immune system is.

If your immune system is in really good shape, it’s likely that you won’t ever get the flu.

But the more compromised your immune system is, the more serious your flu is likely to be, and the longer it will last.

No strain of flu is a fatal disease on its own. But if your immunity is badly compromised, you’re likely to have other ailments as well. Getting the flu may be the last straw for your struggling body, and it just gives up.

In asking yourself the question ‘how long does the flu last’ it’s better to ask yourself the question ‘how healthy am I’ or ‘do I look after myself’ or ‘do I follow my own intuition for my own good’ or ‘do I let others overrule my innate wisdom’?

You are unique. Only you know what’s best for you.

Here are a few basic suggestions for improving your immune system and so shortening the duration of flu, or more likely, preventing it altogether.

  • Don’t eat junk, fast or processed food. Instead, focus on fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Make sure you get daily exposure to the sun on naked (no sun screen) skin. Don’t frazzle in midday summer sun, but make sure you do get the exposure.
  • Get out into nature. Enjoy the wonder of the rising moon, the sun setting, the new leaf unfurling, the flower scent.
  • Make sure you take steps to resolve any work or home related problems, holistically. A happy environment does wonders for a healthy body.
  • Use holistic medicines, rather than medication and vaccines which tend to lower your immunity. Homeopathy offers you life changing treatments.
  • Make sure you drink (filtered water is best) when you’re thirsty. If you are out and abound, carry a glass or stainless steel bottle with you. (Plastic leaches BPA into the water when the environment is warm.)

How long does the flu last? Well, that depends on you and how you treat your body and your health.


Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues, often serious, and all their GP can offer is drugs and surgery? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY you’re getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of your life. A strategy that restores your health and allows you to enjoy life.

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