When you are feeling under the weather, have a stuffy nose, sore throat and congestion in the chest, how do you know if you have the flu or a cold? Flu and cold symptoms are very similar, let’s take a closer look.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A FLU OR A COLD?
Common Cold Symptoms
A cold can occur at any time of the year, especially during the cold and rainy seasons. A cold virus spreads through tiny air droplets that you catch when a sick person near you sneezes, coughs or blows their nose.
With a cold, you will have milder symptoms compared to the flu. You may feel terrible for a few days, but knowing what to do can usually cut short your suffering.
- A sore throat
- A runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- A cough
- Mild fever in adults
- Fever in children
- Dark mucus and phlegm
Common FLU Symptoms
Influenza (the flu) is highly contagious and can be spread from person to person. The standard flu season runs from fall to spring of the following year.
With the flu, you most likely will, initially, have a fever that makes you feel miserable as your body fights the infection. Your body and muscles may ache or feel sore.
Flu symptoms are more severe than cold symptoms and come on quickly. Some of the symptoms of flu include:
- A sore throat
- On and off fever
- A headache
- Muscle aches and soreness
- Runny or stuffy nose
- A cough
- Nasal congestion
- Chest discomfort
- Fatigue and body weakness
- Some types of flu may induce vomiting and diarrhea
Whether you have the flu or a cold, you know they are not going to be pleasant. It is the reason why many people opt for the flu shot to prevent getting them. But, you risk possible negative side effects that may sometimes be worse than the flu itself.
This year, why not try to prevent it naturally instead? Mother Nature provides many natural foods that are anti-bacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic.
SUPER FLU-FIGHTING HEALTH TONIC RECIPE
This super flu-fighting health tonic is so rich in antioxidants and has superior antimicrobial properties, so it doesn’t spoil. Make a bottle now, you never know when it will come in handy!
More Than Flu-Fighting Abilities
This health tonic is amazing at stopping sicknesses before it becomes full-blown. Take it at the beginning of symptoms and stop the ailments before it even starts!
- Rub the tonic into sore muscles and aching joints.
- Soak a clean flannel cloth in the tonic and place it on the chest to relieve chest congestion.
- Mix with a little honey to make a soothing, expectorant cough syrup.
- Take 1 tablespoon after a meal to aid digestion.
- Add it to your cocktail, ooh-la-la!
How To USE The Super Flu-Fighting Health Tonic
Please note, before you take this very strong health tonic:
- The taste and flavor are very strong and pungent.
- Start with 1 teaspoon a day, and gradually work up to 1 tablespoon a day for maintenance of health.
- Stay with 1 tablespoon a 2x/day (morning and evening) for therapeutic use. Safe to take up to 3x/day for a more serious, chronic condition.
- Do not take on an empty stomach if you have a sensitive stomach. The best time to take it is about 30-60 mins after food.
- The tonic has to be taken at full strength for effectiveness, do not dilute with other liquids.
- Safe to be taken by pregnant and nursing women.
- Not recommended for young children due to the very pungent flavor. For older children, you may add a little raw honey to reduce the pungent taste.
- You can mix this tonic with some extra virgin olive oil, and use it as a healthy salad dressing.
- This tonic does not need to be refrigerated. Store in a cool and dry place, and it can keep indefinitely.
How To MAKE The Flu-Fighting Health Tonic
Ingredients (use organic, if possible):
- 1 part fresh garlic finely chopped or crushed
- 1 part fresh onion, finely chopped
- 1 part fresh ginger root, grated
- 1 part fresh horseradish, grated
- 1 part fresh cayenne peppers (remove seeds), finely sliced or chopped
- You can chop or grate the above ingredients. An easier way is to put them all into your food processor and give it a quick spin, without liquidating the ingredients.
- Put the chopped up ingredients in a glass jar with lid. Wear food-grade gloves when preparing the cayenne peppers.
- Pour apple cider vinegar into the jar and fill it up to the neck of the bottle, ensuring that all the chopped ingredients are submerged below the vinegar.
- Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake up the ingredients.
- Keep the jar in a cool and dry place for two weeks, carefully shaking up the bottle at least once a day.
- After about 2 weeks, strain the liquid using a sieve and discard the ingredients.
- Use this tonic per dosages as explained above.