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Re: Flu treatment

Postby angie_nrs » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:24 pm

Hi MEM - hope you are feeling better soon. If your condition is not to the point where you feel you need to go to a doctor, then I would agree that you should treat the symptoms. Sadly, I know of no magic pill. Remember to keep hydrated and eat healthy foods. If you had or are having fevers with any diarrhea or vomiting, you are losing a LOT of fluids. Re-hydrate with water, gatorade, tea, etc....pretty much anything without caffeine or alcohol. Also eat a few handfuls of spinach and make sure to eat some citrus fruits. I'm doing this every day in the hopes of avoiding your situation. Veges, fruits, nuts, berries, seeds, etc. will help your body recover quicker than eating non-nutrient packed foods. Also, don't forget to get lots of sleep. :sleep:
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby micah_mae_ » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:43 pm

Another vote for Sambucol...my 4 yo had it (confirmed with a nasal swab) and symptoms were gone within 2 days. I had him on the intensive dose for kids. It's even better if you take it every day for maintenance all season long.
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby dogboy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:46 pm

One of the biggest risks with the flu is dehydration. Make sure to drink lots of liquids and take anti-diarrheal drugs like Imodiam. It's possible that the 1918 Spanish Flu killed so many healthy people in the prime of their lives because they purposefully dehydrated themselves to fight the diarrhea, but didn't force the elderly or very young to stop drinking water.
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby MEMsurvivor » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:01 pm

I found the cure!!! 96 ounces of coffee, one bag of bacon jerky, one pack of Austin peanut butter crackers, two oranges, and an apple!!! Either that or time could've played a small part in my 50% recovery so far...
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby Das Sheep » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:35 pm

In Japan you would see that mask thing all the time, they sell them at the little kiosks by the trains.
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby TheSurvivalDoctor » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:37 pm

Sambucol (elderberry extract) four tablespoons a day actually has a study or two to back up it helps. Meantime, load up on anything over-the-counter that helps the symptoms, and drink a lot of fluids.
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby MEMsurvivor » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:57 pm

I got some useful links that I figured worth sharing...
The honey/cinnamon feels helpful, but the garlic/onion was like bam!
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/01/avo ... edies.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=elderber ... 8&oe=utf-8

Make your own elderberry syrup pretty cheap- http://wellnessmama.com/1888/how-to-mak ... revention/

One feller swears by this anti-plague juice, although I'm afraid to try it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6DSIX7Ije0

Another great suggestion I got was to boost my immune system with D3 and Iodine, neither of which I was getting enough of.

Best of luck to anyone who comes down with the flu!! The first link is VERY informative.
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby MEMsurvivor » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:59 pm

Oh, and I'm going to try and find this sambucol this afternoon too!
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby MoeRN » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:43 pm

MEMsurvivor wrote:I got some useful links that I figured worth sharing...
The honey/cinnamon feels helpful, but the garlic/onion was like bam!
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/01/avo ... edies.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=elderber ... 8&oe=utf-8

Make your own elderberry syrup pretty cheap- http://wellnessmama.com/1888/how-to-mak ... revention/

One feller swears by this anti-plague juice, although I'm afraid to try it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6DSIX7Ije0

Another great suggestion I got was to boost my immune system with D3 and Iodine, neither of which I was getting enough of.

Best of luck to anyone who comes down with the flu!! The first link is VERY informative.



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Re: Flu treatment

Postby bdd » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:50 pm

x2 on Dr. Bones. If you get sick and get Tamiflu quick it will help and if you share a home and others do not have it, it can prevent. Personal experience with this years flu pretty much convinced me.
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Re: Flu treatment

Postby TheSurvivalDoctor » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:51 am

I have a new post on some things you can do if you have the flu. http://www.thesurvivaldoctor.com/2013/0 ... r-the-flu/
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