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BR’s Ten Tips for Fast Flu Fighting

14 Jan

Well, so it seems that a dastardly flu is upon us and we’re dropping like flies.  What to do?  In addition to a shot, my standby home prevention remedies are:

  • Drops of echinacea with goldenseal (under the tongue)
  • Drops of astragalus (also under the tongue)
  • Large amounts of vitamin C
  • Washing my hands a ridiculous number of times per day
  • Trying to remember to keep my hands away from my face, but that’s pretty impossible.

One friend swears by taking drops of oreganol (yep, under the tongue) at the first sign of contagion.  My daughter-in-law sets great store by Yin Chiao tablets for stopping it in its tracks; and a colleague promises that his grandmother’s remedy from the old country (in this case, Italy) is fool proof: you crush many cloves of garlic into some milk, bring it to a boil and drink a glass of it, and it will immediately kill any bug within you.  I got as far as boiling the milk, but just couldn’t get past my gag reflex. Sometimes the remedy is tougher to take than the affliction.

Now, if it’s too late for prevention, I try to reduce severity with

  • Drops of echinacea with goldenseal (under the tongue)
  • Drops of astragalus (also under the tongue)
  • Large amounts of vitamin C
  • Guzzling a lot of water, tea, chicken soup
  • Rubbing that fabulous Sombra (warm) on my aching body parts
  • Watching a lot of old movies on TV, guilt-free
  • Inhaling peppermint, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, rosemary or sage
  • Visiting any steam room that will have me

And because several of you have been asking us to kindly put together a winning combo of flu fighting items, we put our heads together and came up with the Fight Flu Fast Kit. It consists of  

Normally all of this would cost over $55, but for now, because it’s flu season and because it’s a time-limited introductory offer, we’ve sale priced it at $39.95.  Good luck and – seriously – stay well!

All best,

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award