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Common Health Issues


Cold and Flu
Reprinted from Nature’s Field

Most common infections, like colds and flu, are viral and antibiotics have no effect on viruses.
Most coughs, sinus problems, ear infections, sore throats and other common contagious diseases are viral in nature.
It is a waste of time and money to treat them with antibiotics. 


If you catch a Cold or a Flu

As soon as you feel a cold or flu coming on, stop eating, start drinking lots of liquids and start taking some of these pungent herbs (below).

Try taking digestive enzymes along with your herbal activator (images below). For example, take 2 Proactazyme or 1-2 Food Enzymes every hour with plenty of water.
This will break down material in the intestines and will usually clear the colon within 2-6 hours.

If there is a fever, then bitter herbs will help to more rapidly clear the digestive tract and cool the system down. Goldenseal-Echinacea or Oregon Grape are good choices here. Again, the key is small, frequently repeated doses. Use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per hour.



  This formula works to fight infection, calm muscle spasms (coughing), and improve circulation. CC-A is helpful with nausea, headache, sinus congestion, sore muscles, chills and fever. The herbs help the body to relax rnuscles, fight infection, increase circulation and sweating and build digestive strength.
You can add some extra vitamin C and, if your throat is sore, see if you can find some licorice w/zinc lozenges.
Works fast if taken at the first sign of cold or flu and 2-4 capsules are used every hour with a large glass of water.
Avoid heavy foods and stick to juices or vegetable broths.
CC-A with Yerba Santa
  Common Cold relief liquid.
The added Yerba Santa is especially helpful for deep coughs and weakened lungs.
It helps shrink inflammation and swelling to reduce pain.
The liquid form is easier to give to children who cannot swallow pills.
It can also be rubbed onto the skin.
The liquid form also helps the formula get to work faster.


As some herbal compositions are too strong for kids, children can use liquid CC-A with Yerba Santa. Give a small dose (about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon every 15-30 minutes with plenty of water.

Adults can also use CC-A with Yerba Santa in a larger dose. You can also use the encapsulated CC-A formula for adults or children old enough to swallow capsules.
Take 2-4 capsules every hour, again with plenty of warm or room temperature water.
Again, don't eat any solid food while you are doing this. If you get hungry, limit your food intake to fresh fruit or vegetable juices or clear soups (broths). These help flush the system.

Points to remember
You can only "catch" a cold when your system is weakened in a manner that makes you susceptible, so isn't it smarter to focus on creating a body that's immune rather than worrying about trying to kill all the microbes? If we can do that, we can not only cure colds and flu rapidly, we can also learn to prevent them.

Flu The lesson is, keep your internal environment clean and you will rarely catch colds, flu or anything else.
So, consider doing a cleanse in the fall or early winter to "winterize" your immune system against cold and flu season.

The coughing, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and other cold-related symptoms are all generated by the immune system trying to throw off both the microbes and the toxic material that creates the host environment for the disease. When you try to suppress these symptoms, even with natural remedies, you're working against what the body is trying to do.

As soon as you feel a cold or flu coming on, stop eating, start drinking lots of liquids and start taking some of these pungent herbs (above).

Homeopathic Support

Adults 6 drops orally, 3 to 5 times daily or as otherwise directed.
If symptoms persist for more than 7 days consult a healthcare professional.
Consult a physician for use in children under 12 years of age.

Relief of fever, sore throat, and acute irritation of the bladder.
  Relief of fever, sore throat, and cough due to bacterial and viral

  Relief of swollen tonsils, throat pain and infection and/or burning of the throat.


  Relief of viral conditions.
  Pains in muscles & joints, fever with dryness of mucous & dry cough, chilliness, and headaches

  Relief of nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever/chills and/or discharges



* When you detoxify your body by doing a cleanse before cold and flu season every year, you can keep your internal environment clean so you won't catch any colds. It also helps if you avoid junk food which is like filling your body with "garbage" that attracts the microbes like flies.

* Eating fresh fruits and vegetables helps to protect your system, too.

* When colds and flu are going around, you can boost your immune system by taking Elderberry D3fense or Ultimate Echinacea.

* Children can take the chewable Elderberry Immune

Key Products For Prevention
Silver Shield Instructions important!

1. You should have all these 3 products on hands at all times, add Eldeberry For Kids if necessary.
2. Cold and flu season (or after the New-Year celebrations)... a gentle cleanse using one of the suggested products on this page is a good idea!


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