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Natural Flu Fighting Remedies

551 826 Melissa Mayer

Hey you guys! You might have seen on Instagram Stories that I have been pretty sick with the flu the past few days, so loading up on natural flu fighting remedies to help me feel better has been such a necessity. I know the flu is going around like crazy this year, and our doctor said it’s the worst one yet, so I wanted to write this in hopes to help any of you going through it. January and February are key months for picking up germs unfortunately, so I wanted to share my go-to concoctions to boost the immune system and fight-off any bugs that try to get you down + I am going to share recipes I received on Instagram that have been absolute game changers. I can’t thank you all enough for your amazing, holistic tips and tricks! Doing all of these things has the flu almost completely out of my system, and it is the morning of Day 3. I am still fully resting, though, and continuing these practices until I am back to one hundred percent.

I also want to state prior to that I am not a doctor; these are simply things that work best for me. The doctor prescribed me with two medications yesterday, and I almost caved because I felt so desperate. I am so happy that I believed in my immune system and stuck to the most effective methods of healing for my body. I have worked so hard to repair my gut health, and after endless research about how destructive antibiotics are to your gut, I avoid them at all costs, especially because 80% of your immune system is in your gut to protect from illness and disease.

 

WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING DAILY…

Oil of Oregano Liquid Concentrate

*2-3 drops under the tongue, 4X a day

Elderberry Syrup

*2 tsp every 4 hours

Oscicillium

*Take every six hours

Epsom Salt Bath with 1/4 cup of baking soda and 5 drops of Thieves oil

*Take twice a day + drink a lot of water during and after

Vitamin D Drops – with at least 10,000 iu’s 

*Take under tongue twice a day

OTHER TIPS…

Constantly disinfect handles, phone, and anything you touch with Tea Tree Oil

Clean counters often with Thieves Cleaner

Wash sheets every day or as often as you physically can!

Take showers daily and wash your hands more than you can count

Drink tons of Water!!

Diffuse essential oils 

Use essential oils on bottom of feet – I use Thieves and Lavender endlessly!

Get plenty of sleep! 

P.S. A baked potato is my favorite, easy-on-the-tummy meal when I am sick.

I MAKE THESE DRINKS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY…

Drink One

*2 drops thieves oil

*2 drops lemon oil

*2 drops peppermint oil

*1 tsp manuka honey (this is basically an antibiotic in itself)

*half of a freshly squeezed lemon

*hot filtered water

Drink Two

*1 tsp apple cider vinegar

*half of a freshly squeezed lemon

*cinnamon

*1 tsp manuka honey

*hot filtered water

MORE OPTIONS…

Echinacea Tea

Throat Coat Tea

Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C Packet

*One packet in the morning on an empty stomach

Herbal Resistance Liquid

*Put under tongue twice daily

Erewhon Sore Throat Tonic (they concocted this for me at the Tonic Bar to relive a sore throat)

*Available at Erewhon Market

Ingredients: 

-Gyostemma Tea

He Shou Wu

Coconut Oil

Licorice Root

-2 Caps Golden Voice

Vanilla Stevia

Praying that this list helps you during sick-season and beyond! Share this post with friends and family members who also might be interested in natural feel-better solutions. We would love to hear any of your tips and tricks in the comments section, too! Here’s to feeling our best and staying healthy. xo

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