Is having the flu good for you?

For thousands of years healers have viewed the cold, flu and fevers as some of the most powerful weapons your body has for cleansing and healing itself. Getting a cold or the flu, while a very uncomfortable experience, is a powerful way your body detoxifies.

If you have a bad cold or the flu try not suppress your fever or other symptoms with drugs. Instead respect what your body is telling you; work with your body to cleanse and detoxify your system. If you don’t, you can stay sick longer. As researchers have reported:
Taking aspirin or Tylenol™ for the flu could prolong your illness by up to 3½ days.*

Try getting adjusted the next time you feel a sickness coming on. Receiving an adjustment can provide a boost for the immune system and also allow your nervous system to relax, so your body can then focus on healing more quickly.

To help relieve discomfort from cold or flu illnesses, while not suppressing symptoms, try Dr. Carrie’s Cold-Kicking Tea Recipe:

Ingredients:
Ginger Root
Lemon
How to Make:
Juice ½ lemon and grate 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger. Add lemon and ginger to the bottom of your tea cup. Pour hot water in cup and enjoy!

*Plaisance KI et al. Effect of antipyretic therapy on the duration of illness in experimental influenza A, Shigella connei, and Rickettsia rickettsii infections. Pharmacotherapy. 2000;20(12):1417-1433

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November 16, 2010 · by  · in Clinic News · Tags:

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