VITAMIN C BENEFITS OR THE FLU SHOT SIDE EFFECTS
With the so called winter upon us many people go into the thought pattern of "It's winter, I always catch a cold" or "Everybody seems to be getting the flu, i wonder if I will?"
Many people even choose 'The Flu Shot' as an option to staying healthy in winter. Interestingly enough most of the people I know who chose this in previous years got the flu worse then ever. Being a vaccine, it's also not without potential side effects:
"The influenza vaccine can cause a range of side effects. In children under five years of age, these reactions may be more obvious. Common side effects of flu vaccine include:
drowsiness or tiredness
localised pain, redness and swelling at the injection site
occasionally, an injection-site lump (nodule) that may last many weeks but needs no treatment low-grade temperature (fever)."
So what other options do you have?
A few years ago I received an energy healing process on my body that was designed to help boost its immune system and minimise the potential of the body to 'catch' the flu. Since having this I have not had any flu's last more than 24 hours. Yep, I can go through the sniffles, sore throat, drowsiness, cough and be done and back to healthy in 24 hours. Some say its a miracle, I expect it from my body.
Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid
I also take up to 3 teaspoons of Rays Sodium Ascorbate (available in all good pharmacies/health food stores) per day if I notice the first signs of the flu. As Ray says..."Sodium ascorbate is a form of vitamin C that has been bound to the mineral salt sodium. As vitamin C, the properties and health benefits of sodium ascorbate are virtually identical to ascorbic acid, but the mineral salt acts as a buffer, lowering the acidity of the ascorbic acid.
The buffered sodium ascorbate may enter the blood stream more slowly than ascorbic acid when taken orally. Sodium ascorbate is also gently on the stomach."
Vitamin C also has many other health benefits. Discover them all here at the web medical doctor.
My best option is to freshly juice a few oranges, add a teaspoon of sodium ascorbate too it and mix in well (I even hide it from the kids like this...)
What do you use for your preferred 'healthy body' in winter? I know others swear buy echinacea and garlic as supplements. What body processes do you use?