I have spoken to people who say, “I think I may be coming down with the flu and I feel awful.” I would suggest some natural supplements and strategies to boost the immune system and fight the bug off. Invariably, nine times out of ten, the response was – “No I’ll just go to the doctor and get Tamiflu.”
In case you are not familiar with it, Tamiflu is an anti-viral drug that is supposed to treat and prevent the flu as well as lowering the risk of developing flu complications. That would be a wonderful thing, if only it was true! The real truth is not only are these drugs not very effective, they also have serious side effects.
Research has shown that these drugs actually only shorten the duration of flu symptoms by a little over 16 hours! The common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, dizziness, headache and fatigue (sounds kind of like the flu on steroids doesn’t it?). If that isn’t bad enough, they can also cause neurotoxicity, which could include side effects like convulsions, delirium or delusions, and suicidal behavior, and at least 14 deaths in children and teens.
I don’t know about you but I would much rather focus on keeping my immune system strong and fighting off seasonal colds and flu with safer, natural alternatives like the ones I share in my Natural First Aid Kit e-book.
How do you protect yourself against seasonal colds and flu?
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