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Anti-Flu Juices

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Although you can contract flu in the summer, it is far more common in the winter, when strains move steadily around the globe. Flu is caused by a virus, but, as in the case of colds, it is not always the same one. That is why, although you may have had flu before, you can contract it again because your body has not built up an immunity to the new strain.

Symptoms of flu include sore throat, cough, runny nose, aches and pains, fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite. A sore throat benefits from the soothing effects of juice, which also provides essential vitamin ะก and beta-carotene.

Juices should be drunk diluted if you have flu and are not eating – this is because the high levels of natural sugar contained in fruits and some vegetables can make you feel a little dizzy if drunk on an empty stomach.

Here are some excellent anti-flu juices:

2 large carrots
1/2 leek
2oz/50g parsley

or

2oz/50g Brussels sprouts
2 tomatoes
1/4 cucumber

Or

4 tangerines
1 papaya

or

small bunch of grapes
2 kiwi-fruit 1 apple

Each recipe makes approx. one 8fl oz/230ml glass of juice. Adults can drink up to three glasses daily, but do vary the juice combinations for maxiumum benefit (for children see page 186). Dilute with water if you prefer. Juice each ingredient then blend using a spoon.

Some Tips to Start Flu Treatment

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

It is of vital importance to start flu treatment from the very first hours of indisposition. Here are some tips that could bring you some comfort and relief.

1. Try to drink as much water as possible. It’s advisable to drink 2-2,5 litres of water a day.

2. Take in 2,5 gr of ascorbic acid on the first day of the disease. Then, the doze should make just 1 gr a day. Remember that ascorbic acid collapses very easily in case of high temperature, agitation and excessive light.

3. Such antiviral agents as remantadin, arbidol and others should be taken in from the very beginning when you have been diagnosed with flu. Anyways, it will do only good. Remember the saying ‘prevention is better than cure’?

4. A dose of febrifuges for adults should depend not only on high temperature, but on the general condition of the patient. If your fever ends pretty soon, don’t hasten to take in febrifuges.

Most various diseases can hide under the mask of flu: a hepatites, measles, AIDS, etc. In these cases self-treatment is fraught with serious risks for you health.