With the winter months kicking off in full force, the flue is on the rise.
This is a normal “winter occurrence”, but I have never seen so many people close to me become bedridden for 2 weeks or more, hospitalized, and worse.
Turks are a very huggy-kissy society, and as far back as I can remember, someone close with a cod/flue could never dissuade me from giving them a kiss. AND I NEVER GOT INFECTED.
There are about 100 different viruses that can cause the flue/cold. Kids get sick more often than adults because their immune systems haven’t met all the different types and are not yet “equipped” to fight them.
I really don’t recall the last time I was sick, so I guess that this NEW VIRUS and I just met.
This new virus is becoming well known for the unwelcome amount of time it’s sticking around in our bodies.
My wife has had it for about 10 days, and I have had it for about 7. We no longer have fevers, BUT:
- The dry nagging cough, and
- The nasal, congestion persists.
Your nose is stuffed-up, but no mucus comes out, and you have a terrible cough and no phlegm.
When you feel it coming on
- Mix a teaspoon of sodium bi-carbonate in warm water, add half a lemon juice and drink 3 times a day.
- Have someone put 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide in one ear, wait 3 minutes, and repeat with the other ear.
- Supplement with vitamin C and Echinacea.
- Stay hydrated.
When you’ve got it
- Visit your doctor and have blood work done. Even though antibiotics don’t work against viruses, you may have acquired a bacterial infection, so check your CRP level.
- Remember to drink lots of water.
- Consume lot’s of probiotics; yogurt, water kefir, kombucha, pickled vegetables.
- To ease your sore throat mix a teaspoon each of ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, coconut oil, honey, and black pepper in hot water and enjoy throughout the day.
That’s it my friends; you just have to be patient and hope that it leaves you ASAP.
See you all the next time.