So I think we can safely say flu season is upon us. A season that brings with it the sniffling, coughing, sore throats and the aches & pains out to play. The only problem is, no one else is really in the mood to play.
This week the debate for mandatory flu vaccines by the HSE made headline news. HSE want health certain health practitioners to get the flu vaccine in order to curb the spread of the flu influenza amongst patients. I don’t know about you but for some reason, every year I got the jab, I got the nasty flu to go with it. When I would ask why I got the flu after getting vaccinated, I would get an answer like “don’t you know the flu jab puts a bit of the flu strain into your system”……That would leave me totally scratching my head thinking, “If that was true, why would they even do that?” “Is that to build up my immune system by putting the virus into it?” Whatever the reason was, it never seemed to work. I was so sure of getting the flu like you’re so sure that Monday comes after Sunday… And I would hazard a guess that this is the case for most people that take this flu vaccine as a prevention for the flu influenza.
So why then is it still so popular? I’m not going to feed you some ‘conspiracy theory’ but I’ll leave you to come to your own conclusion on that one.About a year ago, I went to see a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen for a while. I was nursing a dry cough at the time & I knew it was going to develop into something worse.
About a year ago, I went to see a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen for a while. I was nursing a dry cough at the time & I knew it was going to develop into something worse. My friend heard me coughing a few times & asked if I was ok…I told him “I had the flu” & he asked if I had taken anything for it. I listed the usual cough syrup, lemsip, soon to take Benylin for flu & he smiled. He asked me when the last time I ate was & I told him it had been a while as I didn’t have the appetite. He then poured me a shot from a bottle. I asked him what it was & he said “My secret weapon for flu”…I just shook my head & said “yeah whatever”. I slowly drank it. Trying to get a taste of it but I couldn’t as my glands were swollen & had saliva built up, I couldn’t taste anything. Anyway, I stayed with him for a few more hours & just before I left, he gave me another shot of “his secret weapon” to drink & asked me to go home & get some rest.
I got home, tucked myself into bed & slept. The next day, I couldn’t believe what had happened. The sore throat had gone. I wasn’t coughing. My taste buds were back. Wow! What was that? I was astonished. I knew the sequence of events & I was expecting the body aches along with the sniffling, runny nose, high fever etc but there was nothing!
I quickly called my friend & within the first few seconds, he knew why I called him because I was excited. He said my voice sounded much better & I wasn’t speaking through my nose. My friend is a bit of a health freak & I thought he had come up with this concoction himself. So I asked him how he did it & he said he bought it. I was so excited all I wanted was the name of this stuff and where I could get it. When I looked it up & found out the ingredients, it was no surprise how I got such relief so quickly. I knew the reason why I was so susceptible to the flu was that my immune system was low & what I needed was to boost it, so it could fight off invaders. Basically, I needed to up my body defence game.
I learned that I needed Antioxidants as they would boost my immune system.
“Where would I get those, I wondered? ”
In the past, I took a lot of oranges, Kiwis, Broccoli, strawberries & I supplemented my diet with Selenium in the past but that didn’t seem to stop the flu, knowing that antioxidants are high in Vitamin A, C & E and also selenium. Hmmm! Doing some more research, I learned that I would need to get the highest Antioxidant-rich nutrients which were pesticide free. Very important that they are free of any pesticides or man-made chemicals. Hmmm!
So when I looked up what was in this drink, amongst the many high-quality ingredients were Elderberries which have many medicinal benefits such as boosting Immune system, improve digestion, prevent diabetes, lower cholesterol, improve vision, infections & allergies & also help with weight loss. Elderberries were also used to fight the flu epidemic in 1995 in Panama. The government decided to harness the power of this super berry & within days of its use, the flu influenza was gone. It is a very powerful medicinal berry. Also in the drink are Blueberries which are said to contain high Antioxidant levels which help protect against heart disease, cancer, maintain bone strength, mental health, blood pressure and skin health. Another powerful berry is Goji berries, an excellent source of Antioxidants which help boost immune system & reduce inflammation. Another ingredient – Green Tea extracts which support immune function, cardiovascular health & fat loss. Cranberries – Which have high nutrient & antioxidant content. May help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, normalize blood pressure. Acai berries – Who hasn’t heard of these? Grown in the Brazilian Amazon. Oprah Winfrey made them famous in the West when she said she swore by them. They are said to have anti-aging properties, anti-inflammatory, clear skin, weight loss & the list of benefits go on & on & on & on…..
These are just some of the many ingredients in this secret weapon. The ingredients on their own are a wow but when combined into a single drink, what a powerhouse!
Why aren’t there more people who know about this drink? Left to me, it should be in every cabinet, press, fridge in every household up & down the country.
This has since become my secret weapon for fighting the cold & flu. No one in my family has had a cold or flu since we started taking this drink. Our local doctor must be getting frustrated as we have stopped our regular visits to his clinic, saving ourselves all that money too. From when my wife was pregnant, to giving it to our toddlers and growing kids, we have all felt the long-lasting effects of this power drink. If you would like to know what this secret weapon is, just comment
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