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How to Cure the Flu

Updated on February 6, 2018
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I like to share information that makes life more joyful and meaningful. My main interests are health and general wellness in body and mind.

There is no cure for flu

Honestly there is no cure for flu. I am sure you know about this as well. Once you got the flu, it has to run its full course. The best strategy is to avoid getting flu. What if you had flu? Since there is no cure for flu, the next best thing is to speed up the recovery process. I just recovered from flu. The sign of my impending flu started on a Monday evening. I felt some discomfort in my throat. Then the whole of Tuesday, I started to have running nose. By night, I knew I was in deep trouble. On Wednesday morning I was a worn-out flu patient with running nose and cough. However, by the evening, I could feel that recovery had actively taken place. After a very pleasant rejuvenating sleep, I woke up on Thursday, today, feeling very much better. It’s evening now, and I am back to my favourite past-time, writing in Hubpages! So all-in-all, I was suffering for less than 3 days. I think this is my record of recovery from flu. And the most surprising thing is that the much-feared coughs have also stopped! Previously, the cough will persist to no end, after the bout of flu.

Maybe you have experienced a faster recover than mine. Good on you. I have not been caught with flu for quite some time that I have forgotten for how long already. This is because I have following a very simple health regime to prevent flu. I have written an article in the Hubpages entitled “How to prevent sore throat or flu attack”. The trick is to gargle with salt water. So why was I down with flu this time? It was all due to my own fault for not practising what I preach, in a moment of sheer negligence on my part. I did not do the salt water gargle when the symptom of impending flu occurred. I was at a relative’s home for the whole day on Tuesday and I totally forgot about the important salt water gargle.

How to have a quick recovery from flu

This was what I did:

  1. Increase in my Vitamin C intake
  2. Started taking my multi-vitamins supplement
  3. And also the cod liver oil
  4. No oily food
  5. Drank plenty of warm water
  6. Drank fruit juice with psyllium husks
  7. Drank ginger-brown sugar water
  8. Did my Lajin exercise
  9. Drank my tibicos mushroom solution
  10. Plenty of rest and sleep
  11. Maintained a relaxed and positive outlook

If your cough still persists, try the methods in my article "How to cure coughs".

An update after four days

I thought all was well after publishing this article. But it was not to be. The cough started after that, although not that severe. I suppose there is no other way the phlegm is going to be discharged except through periodic coughing sessions. After the past four days, I can safely declare myself to be quite fully recovered, except for the remnants of some left over phlegm.

Just drank a hot cup of fresh peppermint water with honey. You see, my little garden has a variety of herbs ready for consumption. Plucked a number of fresh mint leaves, steeped them in hot water and added a tablespoon of honey. There you have a homemade herbal brew to speed up my coughing recovery!

On a positive side, the coughing sessions are a sort of "stomach and chest" exercise for me. So, not that bad after all, with the coughing sessions!

Flu is actually not that bad

This is from Dr. Ben Kim. We need to understand cold and flu at a cellular level. Viruses are agents of cold and flu. Viruses cannot reproduce by themselves. They depend on attacking our weaker cells and using the machinery and metabolism of the cells to multiply themselves. In the process, our weaker cells get killed. So in simple language, the viruses only attack the weaker cells which are already burdened with excessive waste products and toxins, those cells that should have been gotten rid of in the first place, to be replaced with new healthy cells.

Be that as it may, nobody wants to be down with cold and flu. If we keep ourselves healthy at all time, our strong immune system will ensure that we will not be down with cold or flu. So it is most important that we follow the three cardinal rules of maintaining good health:

1. Healthy nutrition

2. Regular exercise

3. A happy and relaxed mind and disposition

And remember the saltwater gargle once you feel an impending attack of flu. The first sign is uneasy feeling in your throat.

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The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.


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    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      If it works it is good. So cudos to you for finding a way to alleviated symptoms of the flue.

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      aunty oriole 5 years ago

      Very useful information.I agree with you about the salt gargle as it clears the throat of the bacteria. It is good practice to gargle with salt water every time one returns home to prevent the infection