We have been inundated with flu warning till we are sick to death of them, don’t you think? And as long as we wash our hands when coming in, take lots of Vitamin C and Vitamin D, Beta Carotene (vegetable form of Vitamin A) and have Oscillo in the house, we are pretty safe.
OK, so the details. I recommend you take 5,000 ius of Vit D daily during the winter (you know how you don’t get colds in the summer? Very possibly to do with Vitamin D we get from the sun, which we don’t get in the winter…)
I recommend 4 – 5 grams of Buffered Vit C daily as well. This is most likely to be named Ester C or Calcium Ascorbate, and 4 – 5 grams is 8-10 500 mg capsules per day.
If you start to have symptoms of a cold or the flu, take 10,000 ius of D, and 3 grams of C all at once, and again every three or four hours till symptoms are gone. Then keep that up at 6 – 8 hour intervals for three days so the virus doesn’t have a chance to come back, gain strength, and belt you!
And what on earth is Oscillo, I hear you ask? 🙂 It is a French homeopathic remedy, available in health food stores, which does a wonderful job of preventing flu an colds, if caught in time. I carry it with me during the winter, at all times.