It's that time of year again when the dreaded cold and flu virus are flying around the place rapidly infecting everyone that happens to innocently get in its way. Or do we innocently get in its way. Consider this train of thought. Christmas and the season of eat, drink and be merry has left us more susceptible to catching the cold and flu. Why? Well basically because we are after at least two weeks of eating foods that we wouldn't normally eat, and drinking more drinks that we would not normally have either. Consider your normal week, outside of Christmas and parties. Most of us would not drink fizzy drinks, or that much alcohol. But at Christmas we could be having these drinks close on every day. We see Christmas as treat time, so off we go and treat ourselves and all around us. I hear things like 'It's only for two weeks'! Yes it is only for two weeks. But consider this, for those two weeks you have over eaten on rich and sugary foods. You have increased your intake of sugary drinks. You have probably also upped your intake of wheat and dairy based products like chocolate and Christmas Cake!!! We all do. But just like any other aspect of life, this possibly over 200% increase in sugar products will overload your system and break down you immune system leaving you totally open and welcoming to the dreaded virus. Another thing that can happen is with all the late nights and high sugar intake our blood/brain chemistry gets knocked out. Christmas is a great time for triggering old emotional wounds from the past. Unresolved memories will come flooding up and again these will add to the lowering of the immune system. So if you tick some of the points above then getting a cold or flu is actually quite natural.
The cold and flu are natural detoxifiers.
The cold and flu is basically your bodies way of cleansing from all the sugar that it can't cope with. It is our way of clearing out the toxins, like a natural detox plan. Once we get a cold or flu I find that we can either treat it and it will last 5-7 days or allow it flow on through us and it will also take 5-7 days. If we have really allowed ourselves to get run down then it can take a lot longer than 5-7 days to clear. Quite often people get antibiotics and these can in some cases actually prolong a virus and just break down your immune system even further.
So what can you do?
There are many different views on what to do when you get a good viral overload in your system. I am going to share my experience on dealing with viruses from a Kinesiology standpoint. First thing is stay away from other humans as much as you can. Drink plenty of fluids and sleep. Sleep is the bodies natural way of rebooting and recharging itself. For children I recommend taking Ionic or colloidal Silver. It comes in liquid form and tends to work will with viruses. Zinc and vitamin C would also be good to boost the immune system. Adults could also take Silver, just take more of it. Sometimes adults can take both Silver and NAC, an amino acid that is also very good for helping your body deal with viruses. The NAC will need zinc for it to work best, so again adults should take zinc and it won't hurt to take some vitamin C.
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