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Old 01-26-2009, 10:03 PM   #46
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Default Re: My cold/flu season secret weapons, please share yours!

Just coming to say that Master Tonic (if you can tolerate its tremendously strong taste) will kill about anything except stomach bugs. (sticky is around here somewhere - I can look for the link if anyone needs it.

And several doses of oscillococconicum for the whole family when the flu seems to be hitting seems to clear it up within 12 hours if you start fast enough.
The right homeopathic remedies (combination or classical).

So far, we've stayed healthy and only gotten a few very minor very quick colds this year Most have lasted less than 6 hours (i.e. we woke up sick and by bedtime were better ). I was the only one who actually was ill a full 24 hours so far this season!!

Daily immune building supplements/super foods we take
*greens
*CLO (everyone but 3yo takes this)
*calcium
*vit C
*aloe vera juice
*chlorophyl/papaya
*essiac tea (everyone but 3yo takes this)
*probiotic or naturally fermented foods (preferably naturally fermented foods, probiotic is only as needed )

3yo doesn't take things because we can't get her to keep it down and I am just glad we get all that other stuff in her as texture/flavor sensitive as she is
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:57 AM   #47
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I must agree with the mama who mentioned breastmilk! My youngest hasn't been sick yet and all the rest of us have had the gunk in one form or another...it is just amazing!
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:19 AM   #48
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So far this season DD1 and DH had the flu. Me and DD2 have not. Then a few weeks ago DD1, DH and myself all had the stomach bug, but DD2 did not get sick at all. I attribute that to her getting immunities toward it in my breastmilk. Same for when the other two caught the flu and we didn't.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:26 PM   #49
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Default Re: My cold/flu season secret weapons, please share yours!

breast milk. My kids had the tummy but, and I know my 2 yo would have been in the hospital if it wasn't for the constant feeding around the clock.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:52 AM   #50
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I ordered THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

Enzymatic Therapy Esberitox -- 200 Chewable Tablets
Hyland's Calms Forte 4 Kids -- 125 Quick Disolving (for our trip)
Hyland's ClearAc -- 50 Tablets (teens)
Hyland's PMS -- 100 Tablets (teens again)
Hyland's C-Plus Cold Tablets -- 125 Tablets

Now I need to find Vitamix!!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:05 AM   #51
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I'm a bit late in the season, but I just added some dried elderberries to some bourbon (it's what I had on hand). I'll let it steep for a good month or more before straining it and adding honey.

Currently the kids are taking EFA's, vitamin C (Natural Factors chewables- no artificial junk in them, which was harder to find than I thought it would be), a multi chewable from Sisu and vitamin D drops. I need to get some astragalus, too.

I just took some wild oregano oil in water and put a dab in each ear, since my ears are feeling a bit itchy and congested, and I'm noticing a little congestion in my chest and nose. I also took a Zicam. And we have occilloccinum on hand, too. As well as ColdFX.

In the event of sore throats and coughs, I made up some slippery elm lozenges, and have more of the powder on hand for adding to warm cider or apple juice. It soothes the throat and calms coughs.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:05 AM   #52
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bumping for the season
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:58 PM   #53
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I just wanted to say thank you for this thread.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:44 PM   #54
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Thanks for sharing ... looks like a great plan! Have you ever heard of immunical? (sp?!) My father's been using if for three years now ... it's an immune system booster he found out about from a nutritional doctor who's helping him fight cancer. It's really working for him, he's truly a walking miracle ... she reports that she too takes it as well as gives it to her young children. Not sure of their ages, but I think elementary aged children. I've not tried it because it's pretty expensive, but thought I'd throw out an immune system builder that maybe you hadn't heard of before. Best!
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:30 PM   #55
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I use prayer and positive thinking.
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I am glad I saw this today. We are coming into winter here in Australia and this is very timely for me.

Printing all 11 pages out for me to read later tonight
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:05 PM   #57
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What a great list
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Default Re: My cold/flu season secret weapons, please share yours!

This is a wonderful list. I have 3 right now that are coughing and we are going to get started asap!
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thank you for taking the time to put this thread together thanks to those who were bumping it and linking it. it has been very helpful to me!
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This thread is so informative!!

I was wondering how these 2 compare:

Echinacea and Astragulas vs Echinacea and Goldenseal

Why choose one over the other? Is there anything that combines all 3?
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