01 May 2012

Potent Flu&Cold busters

Many people are not aware, that antibiotics do not work for the flu, since it is caused by a virus. Antibiotics kill bacteria only. It's a fact!

It is true that a virus weakens the immune system and therefore makes the body more prone to bacterial infections. Still, it is not a good idea to take antibiotics for the flu or colds just to prevent potential bacterial infection. Antibiotics generally harm our bodies. Also, the bacteria can develop antibiotics resistance and not work when you need it for more serious illness.

Instead when you get those early flu symptoms stock up on the most powerful 'antibiotics' nature has to offer! Here is a list of best of them:

Greapseed extract
The grape seed extract has so many health benefits for our bodies. Some of these are maintaining a healthy heart, cardiovascular health, circulation, healthy immune system, and many more. One of the key ingredients is called, Polyphenols. These polyphenols are very powerful even more powerful than vitamin C. The main focus of the polyphenols is to fight viruses, allergies, and any anti-inflammatory problems. A lot of people in my family take grape seed extract. When any of us feel a cold or flu symptom we take two or three capsules. When we take grape seed extract the feeling goes away in a few hours. I recommend this than any over the counter cold medications. The reason is cold medications have side effects and the extract has none. I haven't had a cold or flu in years due to this remedy.
I love Solgar's Grape Seed Extract
You can find it in more chemists or buy online here

Olive leaf extract
Olive leaf extract is rapidly becoming recognised as nature`s natural antibiotic. Extensive research has determined that a compound within this extract, known as oleuropein contains amazing healing properties that fight bacteria, diseases, viruses, parasites and fungal infections. 

Solgar's Olive leaf extract is superior quality.
Drops available if you dislike taking capsules
Buy online here

Manuka Honey (Medical grade 20+)

Manuka Honey’s famed antibacterial properties are now being used in hospitals to ward off antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that cause potentially life threatening conditions such as MRSA and VRE. In addition to its impressive antibacterial activity, studies have also revealed Manuka Honey’s antiviral properties which make it effective in treating cold and flu symptoms.
It has also been discovered that Manuka Honey contains more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants than other types of honey. This helps is boost the immune system which prevent colds from coming on as well. Most people who ingest Manuka Honey on a regular basis find that they almost never get sick and also have more energy. Many true believers feel that Manuka Honey can be more effective than any over-the-counter cold and flu medication found in pharmacies.

You can buy Manuka honey from Holland and Barrett here
Or directly form Manuka Doctor's online store here

Propolis - Propolis is the substance that bees coat the walls of their hives with and bee hives have often been referred to as the most antiseptic places in nature. The powerful antibiotic properties of propolis can help protect humans from bacteria and can strengthen our immune system. Propolis works against viruses, something that antibiotics cannot do. Research shows that taking propolis during the high risk 'cold and flu' season reduces colds, coughing and inflammation of the mouth, tonsils and throat.

Additional supportive nutrition for Flu: Garlic, Ginger, Apple cider vinegar, Green tea

London Spa Girl x

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