Super Soul Sunday- Dec. 12, 2010

Hi Angels,
As the season is changing and getting more chilly, it’s definitely time to think about prevention. Preventing yourself from getting a cold or flu! There are some wonderful remedies and preventative measures that can be taken that you may or may not know about. I’d love to share some with you.
Dr. Joseph Mercola, one of my go to people for advice states- “It’s a widespread misconception that colds are caused by bacteria. Colds are actually triggered by a virus, which means if your physician prescribes you an antibiotic, it will be absolutely useless.”
This means they are spread by hand to hand contact. So washing hands is absolutely one important key factor in preventing yourself from catching what someone else is carrying! Mild to moderate washing is wise, but excessive washing, especially with harsh soaps, will actually be highly counterproductive.
Antibacterial soaps are also no more effective than regular soaps. One study found people who used antibacterial soaps and cleansers developed a cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms just as often as people who used products that did not contain antibacterial ingredients. So please avoid making the mistake of using antibacterial liquids and soaps.
If you are in good health and your immune system is not compromised, your chances are very good of being able to fight off a virus. But lack of sleep, eating too much sugar or grains, Vitamin D deficiency or using insufficient strategies to deal with stress, may put you in a vulnerable situation.

Prevention, cures and remedies-

Dr. Joseph Mercola doesn’t advise over-the-counter medications, but one simple treatment you can try that is surprisingly effective against upper respiratory infections is hydrogen peroxide.

Many patients at his Natural Health Center have had remarkable results in curing colds and flu within 12 to 14 hours when administering a few drops of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into each ear. You will hear some bubbling, which is completely normal, and possibly feel a slight stinging sensation.

Wait until the bubbling and stinging subside (usually 5 to 10 minutes), then drain onto a tissue and repeat with the other ear. A bottle of hydrogen peroxide in 3 percent solution is available at any drug store for a couple of dollars or less. It is simply amazing how many people respond to this simple, inexpensive treatment.

Some Food choices-
If you are fighting a cold, you’ll want to avoid all sugar, and this includes sugar in the form of fruit juice and even grains (which break down as sugar in your body).
Some more good ideas-
Fermented foods such as raw kefir, kimchee, miso, pickles, sauerkraut, etc, which are rich in probiotics, or good bacteria. Scientific research shows that 80 percent of your immune system resides inside your digestive tract, so eating probiotic-rich foods will help support your immune system health.
Coconuts and coconut oil
Locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, appropriate for your nutritional type.
Mushrooms, especially Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake, which contain beta glucans (which have immune-enhancing properties)
Herbs and spices with high ORAC scores: Turmeric, oregano, cinnamon, cloves (for more on ORAC, visit http://www.oracvalues.com)
Make sure you are drinking plenty of fresh, pure water. Water is essential for the optimal function of every system in your body and will help with nose stuffiness and loosening secretions. You should drink enough water so that your urine is a light, pale yellow.

Additional supplements-
Vitamin C: A very potent antioxidant; use a natural form such as acerola, which contains associated micronutrients. You can take several grams every hour till you are better unless you start developing loose stools
Oregano Oil: The higher the carvacrol concentration, the more effective it is. Carvacrol is the most active antimicrobial agent in oregano oil.
Propolis: A bee resin and one of the most broad-spectrum antimicrobial compounds in the world; propolis is also the richest source of caffeic acid and apigenin, two very important compounds that aid in immune response and even fight cancer.
A tea made from a combination of elderflower, yarrow, boneset, linden, peppermint and ginger; drink it hot and often for combating a cold or flu. It causes you to sweat, which is helpful for eradicating a virus from your system.
Olive leaf extract: Ancient Egyptians and Mediterranean cultures used it for a variety of health-promoting uses and it is widely known as a natural, non-toxic immune system builder.

I went to visit my mother last winter and felt like I was coming down with something. She suggested I sleep next to an onion cut in half. In doing some research on the net, I found there are many medicinal qualities for onions. Some call for sleeping with (white) onion slices in your socks to bring down a fever. Putting a sliced onion in a glass jar and sniffing before you go to bed for bouts of insomnia. Cutting onions in half and placing one in each room to draw in the flu virus. This sounds along the lines of my mother’s remedy. Onions contain a natural antibiotic (allicin). I never did get sick that trip! 🙂

I also highly recommend the Neti Pot. Have you ever tried one?

And of course you know I am a firm subscriber to meditation, visualization and affirmations. I truly believe our mind, thoughts and actions, are the number one contributor to our best wellness.

I found this really cool video!

Have you signed for the The Angel Frequency Youtube channel?

I’d love to hear from you and find out what tips, tricks and remedies you’ve found to stave off colds and flu.

Stay tuned, there’s so much more coming.
All love and eternal gratitude-
Angelique

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