posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 03:24 AM
I have never gone to ER for anything cold/flu related because the key is to nip it in the bud before it gets too advanced. My son recently had swine
flu..very badly, but the hospital was full and would only take new patients if the needed a ventilator or oxygen!
So good ol' mom stepped in with my naturopathic remedies.
*DISCLAIMER- Even though I have studied and practiced these for over a decade, Iam not a doctor. Use at your own risk.
My best remedy is at the first feeling of getting sick...up your vitamin C intake, and make garlic chicken soup. Whatever kind you like, I use just
plain Lipton's and add FRESH cut up garlic to it. It works better than anything.
While many people often take extra vitamin C or drink extra orange juice when they have a cold, few consider eating pineapple. The benefits of
pineapple when you have a cold or cough are the same as the benefits of orange juice, but there is an additional benefit of pineapple. Bromelain,
which is found in pineapples, has been found to help suppress coughs and loosen mucus.
I use this with great success as well.
There are other remedies like eating spicy food, and Mustard plasters,,(oh the horror) but the old timers swear by them.