Leaders and high performers can’t afford to get sick. Yet, with cold and flu season in full swing, we need to be prepared to avoid it and beat it if needed.
Almost every year, I find myself with the beginnings of some sort of sickness. Just last week, I woke up Tuesday having swallowed a porcupine. In the past it usually turned into a full-blown, knock-me-out, watch-Bob-Ross-all-day nightmare.
Until I started following my new all-natural recipe for beating colds and flu.
Now, before I continue, let me make two things clear:
1. It works very well for me, but it might not for you.
2. In case you didn’t know, I am not a doctor. If you’ve got some other stuff going on (i.e. high blood pressure, chronic bronchitis, etc.) you should still see your doctor. Also, don’t do what I suggest if you are on any long-term medicines. I don’t know what might happen.
So with those caveats out of the way, here’s what I started doing a few years ago. I have been sick approximately five times since then, about the same number of times as usual. But it has never materialized past the third day and never gotten worse than a mildly sore throat and sniffles.
How to beat the cold or flu naturally
First, drink this
Get a 16-24 oz. water bottle and mix the following:
6 tsp. Olive Leaf Complex
15 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract
6-10 drops Oregano Oil (it’s like liquid heat, so start off with 6 and work your way up)
3 tsp Cod Liver Oil (I use this kid’s lemon-flavored kind. I can’t recommend unflavored…yuck!)
3 mL Pelargonium sidoides (I recommend Umcka brand)
10 drops Mullein
Fill with your juice of choice, water, and flavor packets
If you’re wondering, yes it is absolutely disgusting. It looks like liquid death and tastes about the same. But it works. I use juice and a natural drink mix to flavor it.
I drink four ounces at first and two ounces every hour or so, preferably without food. I drink two bottles per full day.
Usually by the 48th hour after starting to take it, my symptoms are almost gone. Once I feel 100% again, usually by the middle of the third day, I lower the frequency to every other hour and finish one last bottle.
One other way I use this formula is as a boost before flights. I’ve gotten sick on at least one out of five flights I’ve taken. This formula has helped me avoid it on the past six flights in a row!
Second, remember, your mom is still right
Rest, fluids, laughter, and avoiding unnecessary stress are still good ideas. Just because you drink some magical formula doesn’t mean you don’t follow mom’s advice.
Get plenty of rest. At least eight hours at night and try to sneak in a nap if possible. When you first feel sick, I highly suggest, if possible, spending the first day sleeping as much as possible. When I got sick last week, that was impossible since last week and this week are my two busiest weeks of the year, but if you can, do it.
Drink more liquid than you can stand, preferably water and natural juice. I might drink as much as 200 ounces of water in a day when I am not feeling up to par.
Laughter is still the best medicine and stress is the worst toxin for your body, so get plenty of the first and avoid the latter. If nothing else, try to keep a smile on your face.
It’s a simple formula, but it works for me. I hope you remain sickness-free this winter, but if you do find yourself with a bad case of the sniffles, try my way. I hope it works for you like it has for me!
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