Cold Symptoms vs Flu Symptoms?
What is the difference between the common cold and the Flu? Are they the same? Which is worse? All great questions. We have all had a cold at some time in our lives and some are worse than others. Many of us have had the flu but did we know which was which? Neither are very pleasant.
Colds and flu are caused by viruses so antibiotics are no good and therefore most people live with the sniffles and aches. Sometimes taking over the counter remedies and hoping the symptoms will disappear in a few days. There is much more you can do to ease through the maze of remedies for colds and flu.
- Vitamin C
- Gargle Salt Water
- Licorice Root Tea
- Positive Attitude
Vitamin C should be taken on a daily basis because of the healing properties which I also mentioned in detail in a previous post. Liquid Vitamin C is by far the best in my opinion.
Zinc, sucking on Zinc lozenges can cut colds short, from an average of 8 days to an average of 4. Vitamin C should not be taken with Zinc as it makes Zinc less effective.
Water drinking lots of water is crucial as the body naturally loses fluids when you have a cold or flu. Mouth breathing also increases dry throat and coughing so water is very important. Water should be part of your everyday diet for optimal health.
Eucalyptus Relieves congestion put a few drops of the oil in a hot running shower and inhale the steam as it accumulates.
I am sure there are much more you can think of including the old faithful Chicken Soup which does actually work.
Flu, on the other hand, has high temperature and body aches and really is not pleasant at all. For those of you that have had the flu know exactly what I mean. Most of the above help with the flu also but you will have to add something to take your temperature down and keep it down. Listen to your body and rest as much as you can. Also, organize someone to be there to look after you to enable you to rest.
Cold vs Flu both being a nuisance in your life, therefore take a pro active approach to your health and make sure you eat nutritious food, exercise, meditate and take the appropriate supplements. This will cut down how many colds you get. A positive attitude to health goes a long way to avoid all sorts of disease and pain.
Personally, I never get colds, I refuse to get them. I take my supplements all year round and have a positive outlook that I will never get a cold. Having a positive frame of mind regarding your life and your health is part of staying healthy. There are plenty of books, audios and people to surround yourself to keep and stay positive.
Would you take a flu shot? When you get a shot they inject you with the virus so that you can build up your immune system to it. Therefore you will get the flu as soon as you get the vaccine into your bloodstream. Depending on your immune system will depend on how bad you get the flu which was injected into you. There are so many strains of flu with new ones every year how can you possibly be vaccinated against all of them?
The decision is yours but please do your research first before doing anything about the shots.
Data collected from Canada and Hong Kong during 2009-2010 showed that people who received the seasonal flu vaccine in 2008 had twice the risk of getting the H1N1 “swine flu” compared to those who hadn’t received a flu shot.
This post is my opinion only and everyone must do what they think is best for them and their families.
Please do not change or alter any medications or supplements without consulting your medical practitioner.
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