With flu season in full effect and the numbers of people seeking medical treatment on the rise, it’s time people become aware not only that they need to protect themselves before it’s too late…
They need to realize that even though the vast majority of people will opt to get a flu shot to prevent getting sick, given the warnings about the flu shot and the controversy surrounding them considering the traditional route for protection isn’t necessarily the best way to go.
The good news is that you get full-spectrum protection now that flu season is here with these 5 all-natural methods that will keep an infection from harming from you.
5 Simple and Natural Ways to Keep the Flu at Bay
The flu is not just one virus; every single year a variant of the flu emerges and gets tons of people sick.
To prevent any virus from infecting you, try these treatments out.
1 – Vitamin D-3:
Vitamin D-3 doesn’t just help to build bones; it also boosts immunity.
Unfortunately, during flu season, vitamin D-3 levels fall as exposure to the sun begins to wane.
Because D-3 levels fall it increases a person’s chances of getting the flu.
Physicians recommend at least 2,000 IU of supplemental D-3 to reverse deficiencies.
Not only will that keep you from getting the flu, but it will also continue to support cardiovascular, brain, and bone health.
Echinacea gained popularity in the late 90s and early 2000s for its ability to help boost immune function.
Studies show that when taken at the first time of infection, it may help prevent a virus from taking hold.
In 2013, a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial was published and it showed that echinacea could reverse “respiratory tract infections in the short- and long-term and didn’t cause the same resistance as a popular flu medication, oseltamivir, often causes when treating this illness.”
And subsequent studies have supported these findings.
If you take echinacea, consider supplementing with 1,000 mg 2–3x daily.
3 – Oregano Oil:
Oregano oil may have some of the most potent antiviral properties of any plant-based substance.
Studies on oregano oil have shown that it has the power to kill some of the most dangerous viruses on the planet, including HIV and Staphylococcus.
While oregano oil is incredibly potent, it’s not necessarily the kind of natural-substance you want to consume.
Instead, using it when cleaning in the home can help to kill the flu virus on contact, thus preventing it from ever infecting you in the first place.
4 – Brewer’s yeast:
This surprise defense against the flu packs a nutrient-rich punch that will help to improve the health of your gut, which is essential for keeping your immune system in tip-top shape.
Dr. Axe writes:
“This popular supplement contains B vitamins, chromium, and protein. It is used for cold, flu and other respiratory tract infections. In fish, brewer’s yeast stimulates immunity by positively influence the microbiome, which may also improve digestive function.”
Research conducted at the University of Michigan Medical Center found that a yeast supplement was able to reduce cold and flu symptom severity and lead to a significantly shorter duration of symptoms in patients.
5 – Probiotics:
As mentioned above, when your guy is in good health, it means that your body is in the best position to fight off potential infections.
Thus, taking probiotics to enhance the number and quality of the bacteria in your gut could help to ward off the flu virus.
Some probiotics are better for healing the gut than others.
In 2017 it was discovered that Bacillus bacteria were capable of keeping the influenza virus from taking hold of its host, thus preventing infection.
And a study published shortly after that showed that people who were given a flu vaccine and also took prebiotics and probiotics “showed significant improvements in the H1N1 and H3N2 strain protection rates. This suggests that taking probiotics may elevate your immunity.”
Add Them All together And…Add all these 5 natural therapies together and it’ll give the average person the power to resist the flu before it sets in.
Try these today to keep the flu and the flu shot away.