YEAH. I had a full-blown flu virus and could barely move for the aches and pains. After day six, I gave up on OTC medicine and turned to colloidal silver. I had been taking it in 5ml doses morning and evening but it clearly wasn't cutting the mustard. I upped the dose to gargling and swallowing 20ml every 3-4 hours, and bought a colloidal silver in nasal spray form to spray up my nose every hour or so. I also nebulised colloidal silver into my infected lungs for 5 minutes morning and night. It's important to treat nose, throat and lungs (and even ears) with colds and flus. By day 2 it felt noticeably better and by day 3 it was pretty much gone! (Note: It's important to drink lots of water and take a good probiotic when ingesting this much silver.)
I had the unfortuned experience of getting the flu this year. I will say my normal herbal and vitamins remedies did not budge this flu. Infact I relapse 3 - 4 times. Just when you think you where done it was back worst. I had to finally use colloidal silver 1/2 cup three times a day to get rid of it and keep it away. I started with 1/4 cup and worked up to the half cup. I am still taking 1 oz two times a day for maintenance, don't trust this strain. Xylitol nose spray was a huge help and you can spray this as often as needed. Sometimes I sprayed it every five minutes. As you feel like you are drowning in mucus and than it settles in chest which is hard to get rid of. I also sprayed colloidal silver in nose mixed with Xylitol. The netti pot helps too.
My 14 yr old son had the 'flu for 4 days while at his father's house. When he came home he was still feverish and hadn't been eating. I gave him 1 TBSP Colloidal Silver and 1 TBSP Manuka Honey in the evening. The next morning he was better, eating, drinking, no fever, and he was smiling again. I got the idea to try these from this awesome site! It should be noted that this same "cure" also worked equally as well on his head colds.
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Posted by Maddy (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) on 05/16/2008
I have not had a cold or the flu for 4 years despite having asthma and COPD (brochiectasis). When I feel that my nose gets a bit stuffy and sometimes get a bit shivery I immediately take 1 tablespoon of Colloidal Silver which I keep in my mouth for 1 minute (it gets absorbed through the mucus membranes) and then swallow and 2 gel capsules of P73 wild oregano oil. I repeat at night and cold or flu does not progress. This way I also avoid having the flu jab which used to make me ill. Hope this will help someone. Regards, Maddy.
Posted by Barb (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) on 09/26/2011
This is to address generalized immune issues: colds, viral and bacterial infections. I won't go into our long and drawn out medical history but, believe me, when your doctor says to you that there are only two remaining antibiotics left to try - something goes "boom" in your brain! I took extreme issue with our doctor as to medication over prevention practices and, to his credit, he took a big risk and did, finally, step up to the plate. he told us that we were not to tell anyone where we got the information he was about to pass on to us and, to this date, I have not (and I will continue to never divulge his name) but I tell everyone I can about echinacea. we took a. vogel echinacea tincture and have never - N. E. V. E. R. - been sick since. we took the maximum dose everyday until we stopped getting sick - around a year then we took the maintanence dose for about two years afterward. when we realized that we were not getting sick at all anymore we slowly stopped.
I also agree with eating foods that keep the body in an alkalized state. that's all I have to say on the subject except maybe that everybody's system reacts differently to mainstream as well as alternative therapies and some therapies may not have been stuck with long enough to show results.
Posted by Cl (Florida, US) on 01/20/2015
Everyone in my family had strep and flu, I was just beginning to feel bad. I read somewhere on this site that Elderberry tea would help, and Vitamin C and Vitamin E. I could not find the Elderberry tea so I got Sambucol Elderberry Extract, I took a teaspoon a day with a small amount of water in it like the box said (The internet said take 3 times a day for 5 days, however I only took it once a day and it worked), I also took 1500 mg of Vitamin C Chewable and 400IU Vitamin E a day along with that, and it knocked it out by day two, I was trying to avoid the strep, right before Christmas when I took my granddaughter back to the doc for a second strep test. I had not been sick at all, but my throat that morning a felt a little scratchy, but I ask the Doc to run a strep test on me while I was there and it was positive, which she put me on an antibiotic, however I never ran a fever or anything with my strep so I think the home remedies helped there and I never did get the flu. I made sure I did not take my Vitamin C within 4 hours of taking my antibiotic.
Now everyone is getting the flu again and I felt like I was trying to get it so I started back on the Elderberry, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. I also do the Emergen-C orange or raspberry if I don't have the chewable C with me and it works really well.
Posted by Gean (Salina, KS) on 05/07/2009
I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced a strange 3 day "flu" with normal temperature (98.6 ). It's going around here, and I just came out of it. Extreme tiredness and weakness, some chills, sore throat for exactly 3 days, with no fever (taken with a liquid metal thermometer under the arm, adding 1 degree). I figured it was viral because of pain in the muscles around the eyes when I moved my eyeballs. If it was a common cold it would last longer than 3 days. I was practically on bed rest for almost 3 days. Others are also coming down with it. My son, age 12, got it first and we treated it aggressively right away with Echinacia/Goldenseal 900 mg, GSE (15 drops in gel cap 3X a day), Oregano oil in capsules (full capsule 3x a day), vitamin C, and sleep, and his lasted about one day. I was out of town away from my supplements when it started so I was several hours too late. I had just never experienced the weakness/tiredness/slight dizziness without fever before, and I trust my thermometer. Strange!
Posted by Bradshad (North Providence, Rhode Island) on 01/19/2013
Every once in a while I watch the scam artist show called Dr. Oz. So a panel of 4 people were on the show and he asked if they would tell people to get the flu shot. 1st guy worked for the CDC so you know his answer (yes), 2nd was a Dr.that worked with him (yes), 3rd was a man with a brain and said negatives outweigh the positives, and 4th lady said she does not but if you are over 65 years old possibly. Then Dr. Scam said he thinks everyone should get it. I'm just an average evryday person and I just like everyone else can go to the CDC website and read that mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, Msg, binders, fillers, are in the vaccine just to name a few. When I asked a friend of mine who is a College Professor and a Naturopath, also an engineer, he said the flu vaccine crushes the immune system. Poison. And then after after getting the vaccine its only 60% effective. More people than ever are getting sick from it. My kid got the vaccine, broke out in hives the next morning and 3 days later got a upper respiratory infection and missed 5 days of school. Great. Stay healthy all.
Posted by Mollie (Riverside, California, Usa) on 01/08/2012
I have a friend (female) in her 80's. We were discussing my fear of flu shots and she told me that she and her husband who has had a triple-by-pass have been taking flu shots regularly for about 20 years and have not suffered from the flu in 20 years!
She lives in southern California U.S.A. This lady told me that not getting the flu is a must for her husband due to his triple-by-pass surgeries.
My husband and I have been terribly ill with the flu since November and are now just getting over it.
This makes me wonder if flu shots might help some people? This coming October my husband and I are going to get flu shots to see if it helps.
By the way we are seniors.
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Posted by Sharon (Tampa) on 06/24/2015
When l lived in Puerto Rico, l learned of a local cure for "La Monga" a sickness that would hit with fever, pain, flu-like symptoms. They would take a whole medium aloe leaf (about 6-8 inches) and puree it with a cup of their favorite juice (pineapple or sweet citrus offsets the bitterness of aloe. Drink it immediately, and by the next day, a miracle. Many groceries now sell giant aloe leaf in the produce section for a dollar or two and it can be refrigerated. Makes about 5 or six doses due to the size.
Posted by Suzanne (Abbotsford, Bc Canada) on 09/18/2011
I always knew that raw garlic was good for you, but I didn't know how to take it in a way that wasn't offensive. One day I researched it, and here it is: when you feel like you're coming down with something, crush a whole clove of raw garlic, allow the allicins to develop for 15 minutes, then swallow whole or in pieces, if necessary, without chewing. I do this just before bed, chase it with a hot drink of water, lemon juice, a little baking soda, maybe some ACV and honey to taste. I don't smell, I don't burp it up, and by morning I feel great again. Then, just to be sure, I usually do it another night or two. Other friends have tried it, and it works for them too. This stuff is amazing!
Posted by Kathryn (Owings, Md.) on 03/05/2009
I was so sick of being sick that I got up and took one strong garlic capsule an hour (from hepapro) and started colon cleansing Sonne 7 and 9. It worked. This garlic capsule is worth eating 10 garlic cloves that is how strong it is. I also hydrogen peroxide ears.
Posted by Dorothy (Canutillo, TX) on 01/27/2007
Garlic is what helped me overcome symptoms of the flu. i was home and had a fever of 104 and the chills and was aching all over and just felt like it would be better to die than to deal with these flu symptoms when i had remembered what a friend from church had told me; "try raw garlic when you start to getting symptoms of a cold and it will cure you"so i thought I can't feel any worse than i do already and i took a tooth of garlic and began to chew it up(NASTY). it nauseated my stomach so i got up and got me a drink of water and began to take SMALL SIPS which settled my stomach. then i lay down and fell asleep for about 2 and a half hours , when i awoke the fever, chills and aches were gone i just had alot of congestion. so i took some more garlic the next day but this time i cut it into small pieces and chewed some and swallowed the rest with sips of water and the next day i was well completely. it was great. I am a true believer in garlic as a cold cure. thank you God.
Posted by Naturalhealer (Brooklyn, Us) on 11/20/2010
The following is a cure and even prevents the flu and colds:
Blend equal parts of: garlic, onion, horseradish, hot pepper (cayenne), and ginger. Soak it in apple cider vinegar (best when soaked for at least 2 weeks) and strain. Take a tsp of this mixure (somewhere there is a guarantee that by using an ounce you will be cured within 48 hrs) every 2 hours. I have treated the flu OVERNIGHT with this, and constantly see the cold virus dealt with easily with this. While the Western medical community says there is no cure for these viruses, I beg to differ. YB, PA-S
Posted by Brandi (St. Louis, MO) on 11/11/2008
Cough/Sore throat: I have a really bad flu, I read some of the remedies. I didn't have most of the stuff. So I got a mug of hot water, mixed in several shakes of garlic powder, black pepper, and a little bit of the red pepper that comes with your chinese food, swirled it up and am now sipping on it. My throat was really sore, but now only hurts when swallowing. My cough is not as deep anymore. This stuff is gross and spicy, but it is better than nothing. (Or at least better than Dayquil.)