Stop colds and flu and get healthier too !

valentine lady
By valentine lady Latest Reply 2015-03-18 02:19:57 -0500
Started 2015-01-29 18:09:46 -0600

Trying to dodge winter colds and flu? With the right supplements, you can protect
yourself-while reducing your risk of other health hassles as well. Try:

1)N-acetylcysteine if your HDLs are low. Also known as NAC, this amino acidified compound boosts your immune system by taming inflammatory substances. It works so well say Italian researchers, taking 1,200mg. daily can reduce your odds of getting sick by 58%. BONUS: NAC nourishes and strengthens liver cells, raising
their production of "good" artery-clearing HDL Cholestrol as much as 16%.

2)Olive leaf if your blood pressure is high. Taking 1,000mg of olive leaf extract daily revs your production of anti-viral proteins,helping to quickly destroy the viruses
behind cold,flu and 40 other diseases say Stanford University researchers. BONUS:
The same daily dose can trim your blood pressure 11 points.

3)Siberia ginseng if your feeling blue. This healing root is full of ginsenosides, compounds that push your immune system to germ-killing antibodies, say European researchers. Taking 400mg to 500mg daily can cut your risk of infection by 40%. BONUS: ginseng energizes your brain cells, improving your mood and general outlook in as little as 2 weeks.

4) Vitamin D if you have a family history of cancer. This essential nutrients absorbed by lungs and sinus tissues, strengthening their defenses against invading
viruses say Cornell researchers. A daily 2,000mg dose can lower your your risk of winter colds by 29% and reduce your chances of catching the flu by 80%. BONUS:
Taking g 2,000mg daily also cuts your risk of 15 different cancers by 50%.

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23 replies

Fefe12
Fefe12 2015-03-11 01:27:17 -0500 Report

I'm a firm believer in Oscillococcinum. I take it when ever I feel something strange in my body. I haven't been sick for two years since I started. I keep several boxes on hand. It's expensive but I think I'm worth it. I try and get it on sale as often as possible. Last time I had the flu I ended up in hospital, not doing that again!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-03-11 06:22:40 -0500 Report

quite interesting Fefe. Never heard of Oscillococcinum before. Interesting history of this substance at ~ http://www.homeowatch.org/history/oscillo.html

Fefe12
Fefe12 2015-03-18 02:19:57 -0500 Report

Interesting history. But i know lots of homeopathy remedies are doubted. I say you have to try them for yourself. It works for me, haven't been sick in two years while everyone is sick around me. I'm very careful, last time I got the flu I ended up in the hospital. Not doing that again! It's a check for yourself kind of thing. What works for me may not work for you. That's ok, look for something that does. That's the important thing.

BreC
BreC 2015-02-02 10:10:52 -0600 Report

Around the first of 2014 my doctor put me on a high mg of prescription of Vitamin D. He said my vitamin D level was dangerously low. In the warmer months I try to get outside as much as possible but winter is hard for me. The cold brings on so many other medical issues. Last blood work showed that my level was better and I no longer that the prescription med but do take an over the counter vitamin D every day.

NewSong53
NewSong53 2015-02-01 06:22:22 -0600 Report

Before I had insurance, I drank milk thistle tea. My Rheumatologist said her brother with RA picked thistle from his yard and brewed tea to manage his RA. So I began to drink the tea from the health food store. I didn't realize it helped with colds, but I was always around sick people and never caught their colds. I recently learned the benefits of Vitamin D for older people. Our bodies don't produce it like it once did. Sunshine is a wonderful source of Vitamin D!! Your body absorbs it through the exposed skin. Bikinis anyone? :-)

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-04 19:58:18 -0600 Report

Hi NewSong
Why did you stop drinking milk thistle tea? Insurance or not sounds wonderful. I'm thinking of drinking it myself..

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-30 01:31:36 -0600 Report

I take so very many medications at this time, and am on a very limited budget. Although I know there are several supplements I know i "should" take, at this time all I am able to afford and want to add to my collection of pills is Vit D and B complex and a good Multi vitamin. I wish I had the finances and the wherewithall to take more things but at this time I just don't have it in me. I have found eating a healthier diet has helped a lot in not getting as sick as I used to get, and making things not last as long. Hoping everyone stays as healthy as they can. Heidi

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-30 09:48:52 -0600 Report

Hi Heidi
That's okay you can only do what you can do. Finances play a large roll in supplements.. That's for sure. I take a lot of meds as well and I also know how that is too. I'm just grateful I'm off diabetic medications. Slowly but surely I' m weeding through the meds and coming off of a lot. Of course my Dr. is the one doing the weeding but I am working with her. I pray one day all I have left is my thyroid meds. I understand once your thyroid stops working, which mine has
you'll always be on medication. That's okay I can deal with one as opposed to 37 a day. Have a terrific day. Thanks for answering. Hugs. VL

Kats49
Kats49 2015-01-29 21:13:12 -0600 Report

I use NAC after coming off of Steroids for my asthma along with milk Thistle both seem to keep my kidneys and liver healthy

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-01-29 19:08:16 -0600 Report

Howdy Sweetness!

Thanks for sharing this.

Will talk tonight.
Love ya Baby!
James

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-29 22:39:58 -0600 Report

Hi Kats
Glad you replied NAC is new to me. I found this article and thought I would share. Happy to know it works. I'm very familiar with all the others . I'm happy to say they really work. I don't get colds or flu during the winter months like I used to since I've been using them. VL

RebDee
RebDee 2015-01-29 20:20:54 -0600 Report

You two are so cute. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your romance.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-29 22:48:43 -0600 Report

Thank you so much RebDee. It's great the relationship we have. By the way our wedding date
will be 1 January 2016. We expect you to be there.
;-) hugs. VL

RebDee
RebDee 2015-01-30 09:59:03 -0600 Report

I'm planning to be there in Las Vegas to be your flower girl (lol a 73 year old flower girl), What are you doing New Years Eve>?

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-30 11:44:41 -0600 Report

Hi RebDee
I hadn't actually thought about that. Probably that News Years Eve getting ready to get married the next day. I really don't know. Why? What did you have in mind? Lol 2 women on the loose in Las Vegas…

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-30 10:38:46 -0600 Report

HI HEIDI ,
That's what I thought. James was a little hesitate at first,
but I persuaded him to see
the how special that day is.
We now both see it as you do. Every anniversary will start a new year as well. Hugs, VL

RebDee
RebDee 2015-01-30 16:19:42 -0600 Report

New Year's is great but so is July 4th, Thanksgiving, or any other time. Why are you waiting so long? When you reach my age, you shouldn't wait a long time.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-30 17:57:45 -0600 Report

Hi RebDee,
I'm in a situation right now that requires me rehabbing. I just had surgery on both my feet Monday and I'll be in these boots for 6 weeks then I'll need to learn to stand again. I haven't stood for 9 months. Once I've accomplished this I can move and be with him. I'm working so hard for that day. Then we can get married. Right now is just not the time to get married. Hope I made some sense. Hugs, VL