The Flu: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

naturopathic-medicineI started out writing a really dry article on why vaccines do not always work.

It was terrible, ‘Like cardboard’ my wife said. So I went back downstairs and wrote this!

What I want you to know is that there are lots of alternatives to the flu shot.

You can boost your own defense system through vitamin D, herbs, foods, IV therapy and even a soup called ‘Change of Season’ soup.

Ask any construction worker if he gets sick in the winter and the most common answer is ‘No!’

Why, you may ask? The answer is simple, vitamin D.

Construction workers typically get tons of sunlight and this converts cholesterol into vitamin D, and the body stores lots of vitamin D for the winter.

Vitamin D acts as immune system booster, so when a virus comes into your body, vitamin D is ready to ‘call in the troops’ to get rid of the invasion. This is starting to sound like a Stallone movie, but I digress.

If there is not enough vitamin D in the body, the immune system will not turn on.

So you can protect yourself from getting the flu by using higher doses of vitamin D.

You can also use immune boosting herbs such as Canadian ginseng, astragalus and holy basil to protect yourself from the flu.

Foods such as garlic, fish, oats, mushrooms, barley and even black and green tea all boost your immune system.

In a 2003 Harvard study, people who drank 5 cups a day of black tea for 2 weeks had 10 times more virus-fighting interferon in their blood than others who drank a placebo hot drink.
So, eat, drink and be healthy!
If you wish to find an alternative to the flu shot or receive help with your health, please give me a call at 519-583-1234 or visit dovernaturopath.com.