Natural Support and Management of Influenza



Oscillococcinum

Also known as Oscillo, this homeopathic remedy can reduce flu-like symptoms such as body aches, headache, fever and chills. Begin taking at first signs of flu symptoms. One tube every 6 hours, 3x per day.

The earlier you start, the better. For children, you can dissolve the pellets in water and give them that way. Oscillococcinum is indicated for ages 2 and up. For children younger than 2, consult your trusted health care provider.



Hydrate

A common symptom of the flu is a high fever, which can lead to sweating (which is great and your body is doing what it was designed to do!). You might also be dealing with bouts of vomiting or diarrhea. Your body needs plenty of fluids to replace lost liquids, and even more to fight off the infection. Hydration through water, herbal tea, and bone broth are excellent choices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.


Rest/Sleep

Do not underestimate the power of rest for your body as it’s fighting illness. Go to bed early, sleep in, take naps if able.

Sleep is the ultimate healer.


Vitamin D

The most ideal way to get this immune boosting vitamin is to lay in direct sunlight for about 20 minutes. Studies show those who got vitamin D through sunlight, food or supplementation reported a 70% reduction in colds and flu.


Foods high in Vitamin D include:

  • cod liver oil

  • salmon

  • tuna

  • sardines

  • beef liver

  • egg yolk

Supplement: @maryruthorganics Vitamin D3+K2 spray or Earthley vitamin D topical cream


High Dose Vitamin C

High dose Vitamin C (hourly for the first 6 hours followed by 3x a day thereafter) has been shown to decrease flu and cold symptoms by 85% compared with a control group.

Vitamin C is very individualized as far as tolerance is concerned.

Each person has his or her unique saturation level. If you’re having loose stools, you’ve reached that level and can cut back a tad for your ideal dosing. We use C-Salts or @maryruthorganics Vitamin C liposomal or drops - discount code PARSONS15.



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10543583/



Earthley’s Feel Better Fast tincture

Feel Better Fast is an herbal tincture of echinacea root, fennel seed, astragalus root, elder flower, and cinnamon that naturally fights fevers, promotes immune health, & supports respiratory health.

Safe for 6 months and up. Follow dosing instructions on bottle. Purely10 gets you 10% off sitewide on Earthley.



Detox Bath

Detox baths have many benefits and will help to draw out toxins out of your body. Soak for 30 minutes once a day while ill.


Add to the bath and have the child soak.

  • ½ c bentonite clay ( code PARSONS15 for 15% off at Redmond )

  • ½ c Epsom salt

  • a few drops of eucalyptus or breathe essential oil

  • ½ c Apple Cider Vinegar

(I don’t do detox baths on babies under a year. After 6 months I will soak with them in a bath with ½ C Epsom salt)



Elderberry Syrup

The berries and flowers of the elderberry plant are packed with vitamins and minerals that are antiviral, antioxidant,

anti microbial, & anti- inflammatory. Take normal dosage of syrup (2 tbsp for adults, 1 tbsp for children)

every 4-6 hours for the duration of flu symptoms. Organic Elderberry Syrup kits available below




https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21352539/



Say NO to Tamiflu

Another, 2007 article published in the British Medical Journal addresses Oseltamivir’s Adverse Reactions as follows:


“...Thus adverse reactions to oseltamivir may be roughly classified into three groups: (a) sudden onset reactions related to central suppressive action of oseltamivir-P during cytokine storm, including sudden death, abnormal behavior, and other sudden neuropsychiatric disorders; (b) late onset reactions such as pneumonia, sepsis, hyperglycaemia, and late onset neuropsychiatric disorders possibly related to inhibition of human cytosolic neuraminidase (sialidase) activity by oseltamivir carboxylate; and allergic reactions and others…”


https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/tamiflu-and-abnormal-behavior




Above all else, if you don’t take any of this advice, please heed this. The side effects of Tamiflu FAR outweigh the benefits, and it has only been shown to decrease symptoms by 24-48 hours.

“These data suggest Tamiflu use could induce sudden deterioration leading to death especially within 12 hours of prescription. These findings are consistent with sudden deaths observed in a series of animal toxicity studies, several reported case series and the results of prospective cohort studies. From :the precautionary principle” the potential harm of Tamiflu should be taken into account and further detailed studies should be conducted.”


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22156085/


Is XYZ safe in pregnancy/while Nursing/ for kids?

Please remember, I cannot give you medical advice. You have to ultimately make these decisions for yourself. That being said, I would feel comfortable doing all the previous remedies while pregnant/nursing, and I do use them with my children.