Thursday, April 03, 2014

What to Do When You Have the Flu or a Cold !

I sent an email with all of this great information in it to a good friend of mine today.  I have been using these herbal remedies for some time now, quite some time, I might add, and I know them to be true helps for bad things.  So I just decided to copy and paste most of the email here on my My Life blog.  Just to say ---- this is good stuff, folks.  I have included links to articles and links to where I get most of my supplements on Amazon.  I have NEVER had a problem with buying through Amazon.  Or, if I did have a problem, it was HANDLED completely to my satisfaction and then some. goes:

WHAT to Do When You Have the Flu or a Cold! 

First - here's just one fairly concise article re: Andrographis
This article speaks to the clinical trials done with Andrographis (which is what first sold me on getting some) [note the part where it mentions eleutherococcus; i.e. Siberian ginseng]

**Here's what I order on Amazon:
Here's a fancy web page about Siberian ginseng (it is NOT the 'regular' ginseng):
By the way - this one is a very cool website -- can look up a variety of "supplements" there - check out ashwagandha for example.

This is often added to the combo of Andrographis & Siberian Ginseng - Schizandra:

**Here's what I order on Amazon:


I love this. Gonna see if I can make some for my young grandson.

I suggest reading the first review on this page (the 'snake oil' one) on Amazon.

The rest of the list are the "usual suspects" including:
You can trust Swanson's anytime - I just usually get everything from Amazon now because the prices are always right and I get free shipping with a $35 order AND they carry Swanson's anyway.

Zinc - just get a bottle at Costco and use it in combo with the above when a cold or flu hits (Pastor is the one who put me on that one and then I began to look at the ingredients in ColdEze and AirBorne [expensive] and see - AHA! - Zinc

Vitamin C - same - Nice BIG bottle at Costco was just on sale for $10
Now ------ I put all this in here and I will say this.  The other thing I hear a LOT is recurrence after recurrence after recurrence of the same type of thing.  Flu-like symptoms.  Cold-like symptoms.  Sinus infections. Chest congestion. Long durations of symptoms.   1.  Yes, I got sick finally a week or so ago.  But - I immediately started at the first sign - the regimen I have talked about here - all in gel cap form (you can see those little green herbs in there ;o)

Vit C
Echinacea / Goldenseal

And yes, I was pretty darn sick.....BUT.....2. I got over it in about 7 days; and very importantly,,,,3. It DID NOT go into my sinuses, or become bronchitis in my chest,,,,OR recur!.....all of which I KNOW can easily happen if you don't NIP it....and the above (for starters) is how I NIP it.

btw -- many people I know suffer from Migraine headaches.  I did some research in particular for my son-in-law, who I watched one day as a migraine came on - it was awful and he was suffering - and so it put me 'on the case' - so to speak.  I found that Butterbur (also clinical trials proving the benefits had been conducted) and Feverfew were, in combo, PREVENTATIVE.  I got him some and he found COMPLETE FREEDOM from migraine headaches.  Now, he says he just takes it upon occasion as needed.  I'm sure he would go back to a regimen if the need occurred as well.  The problem is most people don't really get it.  A young lady at my church was another one that told me once about her 'migraines.'  I talked to her mother and sent her the info, but whether they ever picked up on it,,,,I have no idea. Nothing was ever again said that would have tended to acknowledge. So be it.  My own 22 yo granddaughter has the same problem, but instead, she is on every known pain killer and tranq there is,,,,and way too much of any of it to be beneficial!

I have a profound belief that the leaves, plants, roots, that God has already put on this planet - when wisdom is applied - are here for our use.  Yes, doctors are good, but medicine; i.e. drugs from a laboratory, is often complicated by the money mongering big pharmas.  So be it.  I will go back to my trusted sources, starting with "Back to Eden" by Jethro Kloss, who I discovered in the 60's - a born again Christian....and P U S H from there.  The article below speaks to Butterbur and Feverfew.  I get a combo from the NOW brand on Amazon.
I threw the above re: migraines in just cause it is pretty unknown info and IT WORKS!!!

I know this is one heck of an email to try and read and click on everything.....I am actually going to throw this info into a blog I have just because now that I have written it all would be good to preserve it for future reference. 

I have a couple of blogs.  It's rare I find time to write anything in them....but here are the links...just fyi anyway.  One is mostly stories that have happened in my family, life, etc. and a lot of it is humor. It's just called My Life. Another is about things that I have found that made an impact on my thinking.  It's called - oh guess - Impact.  "My Life"
If you read ANYTHING on this blog - try to find the one that's entitled: Sandy and Me Go To The Beach.  It's pretty darn funny.   "Impact!"
Haven't done much with this one in a longggg time.

Well, that was pretty much the substance of my email to my friend,,,and I decided this was a good place to put it so the info would not get lost.  I am definitely going to make that Elderberry syrup, just as soon as I figure out where to buy fresh elderberries !  :O)

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