Alternative Flu Remedies

No one wants to be sidelined with the aches and pains of the flu.

If you have not gotten a flu shot or do not plan on getting one, some health experts say you might want to try alternative therapies as a way to stay healthy this year. ”They assist the body, they don't try to suppress the symptoms, they work with the body to get the body to fight either the virus or the bacteria," explains Dr. Gary Kracoff, Pharmacist and Naturopathic Physician.

He also says the homeopathic medicine Oscillococcinum is a good flu fighter when you first feel symptoms.

It is the number one over-the-counter flu medicine in France. "It's giving your body some help in pushing through the virus."

Dr. Kracoff says medicinal mushrooms can also keep you healthy.
"That was studied by the military. They found these medicinal mushrooms which have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years are very effective to boost MK cells, the natural killer cells in the body and also help fight viruses and bacteria."

Other ways to prevent the flu: Wash your hands often, cover your mouth when your sneeze or cough, avoid sick people when possible and don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the spread of germs.

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