First, don't get a flu shot. Second REST. Third drink chicken stock, here is a link to the recipe. Fourth take some congaplex. Where are we, oh yeah fifth, get some oscillococcinum. Oscillo... what? No matter how you pronounce it this is a homeopathic which works gently with no side effects for the flu. If you have been around someone with the flu, take a dose, if you think you are getting flu like symptoms, take a dose. If someone in your house is sick, give them a dose every few hours, and take a dose a few times a day yourself for prevention. This stuff is awesome. You should be able to find it at a good health food store, or call or email me. I have a stock pile and can send it out. Below is from the makers of the product on the research. If all else fails calls give me a call and come in so we can get you fixed up with herbs, specific homeopathic remedies, hydrotherapy, food, whatever you need to stay healthy in flu season and all year long. Happy Flu season!
CLINICAL STUDIES ON OSCILLOCOCCINUM
Oscillococcinum has been shown in clinical trials to help reduce the severity and shorten the duration of flu-like symptoms.1,2
Oscillococcinum works rapidly, with 63 percent of patients showing “complete resolution” or “clear improvement” at 48 hours.*1 In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the recovery rate within 48 hours of treatment was significantly greater in the group that received the active drug than in the placebo group.†2
Unlike other flu medicines, Oscillococcinum does not cause drowsiness or interact with other medications. Oscillococcinum can be purchased at pharmacies, natural food stores and supermarkets.
Oscillo works best when taken early, so it’s helpful to keep it on hand. Take Oscillo at the first signs of flu-like symptoms.
*Versus 48% in the placebo group, P=0.003; †P=0.03.
1. Papp R, Schuback G, Beck E, et al. Oscillococcinum in patients with influenza-like syndromes: a placebo-controlled, double-blind evaluation. Br Homeopath J. 1998;87:69-76.
2. Ferley JP, Zmirou D, D’Adhemar D, Balducci F. A controlled evaluation of a homeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like syndromes. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1989;27:329-335.