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ANSWERS FROM CARLOS:
Iím trying to avoid getting a flu shot this season. I
am healthy but my immune system is a little low, I
suffered cervical cancer about 22 yrs. Ago. I am healthy
and active now, no problems, what alternative can I
take. I do get a lot of rest although I burn the candle
at both ends with two businessís. I presently take, Vit.
C 1200 daily
Calcium, Vit.B6 1200mg. Zinc if I feel anything coming
on. Can you tell me if there is anything else I can
take to ward off the flu this year! What can you tell
Olive Leaf and Oils? Such as Oregano Oil, Pepperment,
and Green Teal Extract? My husband takes them daily?
Would they or anything else Help Me fight the flu?
Thanks for your adviseÖ.I am really into trying to stay
healthy without a shot!
First let us address diet. Avoid foods such as red
meats, pork, white sugar, all dairy and all fried foods.
also avoid excessive coffee, alcohol, foods with
additives and preservatives and processed foods. These
foods stagnate the system.
Enhance your diet with fresh oily fishes (salmon,
mackerel and sardines), add to your cooking fresh garlic
and onion daily, eat brown rice, yogurt, honey, plenty
of fresh raw or steamed vegetables and fresh fruits.
Kiwi is great as it contains much more vitamin C than an
As to your immune the very best plant is Astragalus
root. I encourage you to drink Green tea daily adding 25
drops of extract of Astragalus. Extracts and tinctures
work better and faster. Sweeten with only a bit of honey
and drink 3xs day.
In my professional opinion the very best formula in the
world to take when you feel that a cold coming on is Yin
Chiao Pa Tu Pien Wan (Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien). My
solution for the flu personally is this: If I sneeze 3
times or more I take a dosage or two (6 pills 2xs), and
all is well again. It is the best preventive formula for
the flu that I know of. Unfortunately if you allow the
cold or flu to set in, it does not work as well. Find
the largest Chinese market in your area, I am positive
they carry it.
You ask a compound question, but you fail to mention why
your husband is taking these extracts. Without any info
I really cannot say. All of them are valuable remedies,
but it all depends on what your treating, the form you
are using, the dosage and the frequency. Olive Leaf and
Oregano Oil are antibacterial, antifungal, and
anti-inflammatory. Peppermint is good for digestion
and Green Tea extract contains antioxidants, but keep in
mind that is also contains caffeine and an excess of
this extract can have side effects.