Saturday, September 6, 2014

Flu Vaccine vs Natural Remedies for The Cold and Flu Season



FLU VACCINE

Doctors, pharmacists and mainstream media continue to lie about mercury in vaccines

As you take in the scientifically-validated fact that mercury exists at very high concentrations in flu vaccines, keep in mind that most doctors, pharmacists and members of the mainstream media continue to stage an elaborate lie that claims mercury has "already been removed from vaccines".

Never mind the fact that the use of mercury is admitted right on the package containing the vaccine vial. And now, Natural News has scientifically confirmed the mercury content of flu vaccines using high-end laboratory instrumentation. The existence of high mercury in flu shots is irrefutable.

Anyone who claims mercury has been removed from all vaccines is either wildly ignorant or willfully lying. And anyone who would knowingly allow themselves to be injected with mercury is probably already a victim of the kind of brain damage well known to be caused by mercury.

If you take flu shots, you are being poisoned by quacks

The upshot of all this is that flu shots utterly lack any scientific evidence of safety of efficacy. We don't know if they work at all, in other words, and neither does the vaccine manufacturer. Neither do the doctors or medical staff who administer them. Flu vaccines are injected into people purely as a matter of blind faith in the very same companies that have already been convicted of felony crimes.



NATURAL REMEDIES 

The COLD AND FLU season is quickly approaching and many people are going to be receiving the flu vaccine even though it's been proven to be toxic or cause death.  While prevention is the best defense, there are many natural remedies to combat colds and flu.  I used to get the flu vaccine each year but now that I know the truth about vaccines I've made the choice to use all natural remedies for the upcoming cold and flu season.

Luckily, there are plenty of herbs you can buy at your local supermarket to alleviate symptoms and shorten the duration of COLDS AND FLU. And, if taken early and often, it is possible to prevent an illness from worsening and turning into BRONCHITIS or pneumonia.

The herbal home remedies below are meant to be simple to make using ingredients that are readily available. The best thing about these home remedies is that they can be customized to the individual and many of the herbs can be used to address a variety of illnesses.

Home Remedies for Colds and Flu Shopping List:

Garlic - anti-viral, ANTIBIOTIC, and antiseptic.

Onion - great for coughs and raw onion keeps the respiratory tract open.

Ginger - antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. In addition to treating cold/flu, ginger is excellent for nausea and vomiting.

Sage - carminative, antiseptic, and astringent – the mouth and throat plant. Used for sore throats and cough. Also used for SINUS CONGESTION. SAGE should not be used when pregnant or breast feeding.

Thyme - antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, and astringent. Thyme is great for respiratory infections and coughs.  It is also good for the stomach and relieves gas.

Cayenne powder - stimulant, anti-microbial, analgesic, carminative, diaphoretic, and expectorant.  Cayenne can help prevent a cold or flu as well as shorten the duration of a cold or flu. It brings heat to the body, which can help dispel coldness.

Honey - raw, local honey should ideally be purchased either at a farmer’s market or at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. Honey is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic. Do not give honey to children under 1 year old.

Lemon - high in vitamin C, lemon may help decrease the strength of the COLD AND FLU virus in the body and reduce phlegm. Many folks use lemons to build resistance to cold and flu, and speed up healing.

Herbal Teas -  a great way to treat cold/flu symptoms!  Not only do you get the medicinal benefits, but they are also soothing, warm, and relaxing.



Adults – Acute illness guidelines:

Syrups and honey – ½ to 1 teaspoon every 2 hours for a total of up to 10 teaspoons daily
Tea – ¼ cup of tea every half hour for a total of up to 4 cups per day


Adult - Chronic illness guidelines:

Syrups and honey – 1 to 2 tablespoons twice daily or as needed
Tea – 3 to 4 cups daily


Children - Guidelines:

Always consult qualified health professional before administering herbs to children. Do not give honey to children under 1 year of age.

Avoid SAGE if pregnant or breastfeeding as it is sometimes used to dry up breast milk. In many cases, thyme can be substituted. You can choose one remedy or use several depending on symptoms.


HERBAL INSIDER TIPS FOR COLDS AND FLU

  • Lemon juice squeezed into sage tea removes the bitterness.
  • Sweeten your tea with sugar or honey for respiratory problems, but leave it unsweetened for DIGESTIVE upset.
  • Make an infusion of 1 cup of herbs and 1 quart of water. Infuse overnight in a French press and strain. Heat individual servings on the stove throughout the day when ill, rather than making an individual cup each time.
  • Over-the-counter medications suppress symptoms. Taking a little time to prepare these remedies not only will help you feel better, but also aid the body in doing its job in healing itself.

RECIPES:

Basic Cold & Flu Tea - use this tea as a base and then add some of the other remedies below if needed. Garlic can irritate the stomach. If you are drinking this often you may need to adjust the amount of garlic or eliminate it.

Ingredients
3-4 slices fresh ginger with skin
One clove chopped garlic
Cayenne powder
Tea of choice (black, green, oolong, herbal)
Honey to taste
Milk/milk alternative, optional

Directions
Bring 3-4 slices of fresh ginger (skin on) and one clove of chopped garlic to a boil and simmer for approximately 20 minutes
Use ginger water to steep tea (black, green, oolong or any HERBAL TEA)
Add cayenne powder as hot as can be tolerated to induce sweating
Honey to taste
Add milk or dairy alternative (almond, soy or other)
Drink 3-4 cups per day
Drink before bed and bundle up to induce sweat

Below are some easy tea preparations for a variety of symptoms.

Ginger Tea: 2- 3 slices of ginger per cup of water (or to taste – ginger can be strong)

SAGE Tea (Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding): 1 ½ teaspoon dried SAGE (or 3 teaspoon fresh) per cup of water.

Thyme Tea: 1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme (or 3 teaspoon fresh) per cup of water.

HERBAL HONEY AND SYRUP
Syrups make herbs tastier and they WORK WELL to soothe cough and sore throats. Local honey is best but should not be given to children under age 1. Powdered herbs are recommended to avoid the hassle of straining from honey.

Basic Herbal Honey

Ingredients
1 cup raw honey
1/4 cup dried powdered herb
Sterilized, dry jar and lid

Directions
Place honey and herbs into sterilized, dry jar and place into a double boiler over low heat.
Heat for 15 to 20 minutes, being sure not to let the honey boil or scorch.
Stir, then remove from HEAT AND COOL.
When completely cooled, seal and store.
Honey can be used immediately, but for a stronger honey, leave plant material in honey for  two weeks before using.

Basic Syrup Recipe

Ingredients
Warmed herbal infusion
Raw honey
Sterilized, dry jars and lids

Directions
Begin with an herbal infusion that has been reduced to about 1/2 to 1/4 of the original amount. For example, if you usually steep 15 grams of herbs in 1 quart of water for 20 minutes, infuse the same amount of herbs in 1 cup of water for the same amount of time. Strain tea well.

Add three times as much honey (in volume) to a double boiler (or something you have fashioned yourself that acts like a double boiler). For example, if you have 1 cup of tea, combine this with 3 cups of honey.

Heat gently, avoiding a simmer or boil.

Stir into the tea until it is completely incorporated.

Divide smaller portions into sterilized jars. At this point, you can add tincture if desired, cap jar, and shake it to infuse the added medicine. Store in refrigerator.



 I wish you good health for the season!


Intuitively Yours,
Laurel ♥

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