Along with using indicated homeopathic remedies when illness strikes, it is also imperative to stock your medicine chest and raid your fridge for natural treatments to boost your immune system.
Garlic is fantastic at treating sore throats and infections. Crush five cloves and mix with half a cup of honey. Let it sit for a couple of hours (it will become runny and thin) and take teaspoonfuls as needed. To prepare for winter, fill a glass jar 3/4 full with organic garlic cloves and cover with raw unpasteurized honey. Cover and place in cupboard for 4 weeks. Use as needed.
Cinnamon is another natural antibiotic. It is rich in compounds that inhibit bacterial growth and strengthen resistance. Add it to your food or drinks to boost your immune system. Cinnamon can also be added to honey to create a delicious immune boosting syrup.
Turmeric contains an anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin, which has strong cold and flu fighting properties. Stir a teaspoon into a glass of water or use it in your cooking. To enhance the bioavailabilty of curcumin, add black pepper!
Vitamin D3: The science shows that Vitamin D is effective for reducing the frequency of colds and flus.
Maintaining blood concentrations of 38 ng/ml or more in adults was associated with a significant two-fold reduction in the risk of developing acute respiratory tract infections with a marked reduction in the percentages of days ill
Probiotics: Daily dietary probiotic supplementation for 6 months is a safe effective way to reduce fever, rhinorrhea, and cough incidence and duration and antibiotic prescription incidence, as well as the number of missed school days attributable to illness, for children 3 to 5 years of age. If antibiotics are required, be sure to use a higher dose of probiotics for a short period of time to replenish the friendly gut bacteria that has been eliminated by the antibiotic. In general the following for probiotic usage is effective but always check with your holistic practitioner before starting a new supplement regimen. 20 billion Colony forming units (CFU)/day(d) for health maintenance in adults, 5 billion CFU/d for children, and between 50 and 450 billion CFU/d for chronic conditions and post antibiotic use is generally considered safe.
Always consult with your Registered Homeopath before starting a new supplement regimen.