natural flu cures

  1. Flu shots don’t work for flu prevention

    The truth about flu shots

    Flu season is here, and now's the time to work on flu prevention. But it's still too early to tell if it'll be a "good" one where almost no one gets sick or a "bad" one with the potential to kill thousands -- and far too early to tell which flu strains will be dominant.

    And if you think it's early now, imagine being asked to figure it all out nearly a year ago.

    All you could do is guess -- maybe put the names of all the possible flu strains on the wall, and toss a few darts at it.

    And believe it or not, that's pretty much how flu shots are created for flu prevention: researchers guess nearly a year ahead of time, and the vaccine is developed based on that pie-in-the sky supposition.

    Maybe instead of guesses, they should develop the shot with fairy dust and wishes. It would be nearly as effective for flu prevention, because the government's own numbers show the "guess shot" offers almost no protection at all.

    Even worse, the vaccine can actually increase your risk of getting more powerful and potentially deadly strains of the flu.

    But it's one thing to tell you about all the spin, distortions, exaggerations and the outright lies about the flu shot.

    It's quite another to show you -- and today, I'm going to do just that.

    My friends at NorthStar have taken the government's own numbers -- the very same numbers I've been sharing with you -- and turned them into a powerful and shocking image that shows just how futile the flu shot really is at flu prevention.

    You can see it right here.

    As far as I'm concerned, doctors should take the flu shot posters off their walls and replace it with this image -- but since that's not likely to happen anytime soon, feel free to print it out, share it with your friends and post it on Facebook.

    But you'd better hurry up. When the feds get wind of this, you can bet they'll do their best to force us to yank it down.

    PS: The shot won't protect you -- but your own immune system will, especially if you give it what it needs to fight the flu and win. I had all the secrets to avoiding the flu in the December 2012 issue of my Health Revelations newsletter -- and unlike the shot, these time-tested remedies don't change from year to year and are proven to help with flu prevention.

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  2. Flu remedies that really work

    The chicken soup cure for flu

    There's a reason a bowl of chicken soup feels so good when you're sick -- and it's not just because it brings back memories of grandma's flu remedies nursing you back to health.

    Made right, chicken soup is overflowing with virus-fighting nutrients -- including some of the critical nutrients that can help you beat the worst winter illness of all: the flu.

    One new study of flu remedies even names the flu-fighting compound found in chicken soup. It's called carnosine, and researchers say it gives the immune system enough power to fight off viral invaders -- including the flu virus.

    This isn't the first time this "folk remedy" has been verified by rigorous modern science. In 1993, researchers found that chicken soup can reduce inflammation, improve respiratory infection symptoms, and stimulate white blood cells to fight those infections

    And that's not all it can do.

    Chicken soup can help loosen up phlegm so your coughs are more productive. It's easy to get down when you're feeling ill, and easy to keep down when your stomach isn't right.

    It also won't hurt a sore throat -- just make sure it cools down first -- and it tastes pretty good, too.

    The key to chicken soup for flu remedies is to get it fresh. The soup in the new flue remedies study included traditional ingredients such as chicken, onions, carrots, celery, parsley, salt, and pepper as well as a few that you might not think to include, such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, and turnips.

    If you can't make it yourself from scratch -- and if you're sick, I don't blame you -- find someone who can, or at least buy it from a store or restaurant you trust to make it fresh each day.

    Canned soups contain way too much salt, far too little nutrients, and the cans themselves are lined with BPA, a toxic hormone-like chemical with serious long-term health risks -- including obesity, diabetes, sexual problems, and more.

    And those are a lot worse than a cold or flu.

  3. Missing data on Tamiflu side effects

    The maker of Tamiflu has refused to release key data on the drug despite a growing call from major researchers and medical journals.

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