In this newsletter, I will discuss a proven, natural effective way to prevent and treat the flu so be sure to read through to the end.
Keeping the immune system strong is very important in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine since 36,000 people die every year in the U.S. from this highly preventable disease.
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs.
Some of the signs and symptoms of flu are:
fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and pains and fatigue.
How does flu spread?
The flu virus spreads through the air through droplets when a person who has the virus sneezes, coughs, or speaks.
The flu can sometimes be passed on through objects that someone with the virus touched, sneezed, or coughed on.
When a healthy person touches these contaminated items that contain the droplets of virus and then touches his or her mouth or nose, the virus can enter their system.
Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.
If the immune system is strong, the virus is killed.
If your immune system is not strong- due to stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, low Vitamin D level, health problems like Type 2 Diabetes or cancer, etc.,- then you can get the flu.
We are at the peak of the flu season and I would like to share a natural, proven remedy that can be used to prevent and treat the flu.
This remedy has existed since ancient times and has been scientifically proven to be effective.
It is known as Black Elderberry Syrup.
Several medical studies have shown and confirmed that black elderberry is a natural remedy with potent antiviral properties, especially against different strains of influenza virus.
It has also been shown to significantly reduce the number of days that the flu symptoms last.
The berries in their raw form are actually poisonous as they contain a cyanide-like chemical.
The berries must be cooked into a syrup form to be consumed safely.
You will find several brands of black elderberry syrup products on the market and available on Amazon.com and at Whole Foods Market and even your local Walgreens and CVS pharmacy.
The one that I recommend is called Sambucol and is shown in the photo.
It was the form used in the medical studies.
The black elderberry is a very strong antioxidant and medical research shows that this berry has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer properties.
It can be taken daily.
The recommended daily maintenance dose is:
For Adults and Children over 4 years:
Take 2 (10mL) teaspoons daily.
For Intensive Use:
Adults and Children over 4 years:
Take 2 (10mL) teaspoons four times daily- every 6 hours - in between meals.
Sambucol is now available as gummy bears that is more convenient for travel than the syrup form but the syrup form was the one used in the medical studies.
The Elderberry Supplement: Alternative Medicine for a Healthy Body
Author: William Wagner M.D.
Published: August 8, 2015
This book is available as a paper book or for free on kindle book on www.amazon.com
This book discusses how Elderberry can boost your overall health.
Stay well this flu season and keep your immune system strong.
P.S. In addition to taking Black Elderberry Syrup, don't forget to have your Vitamin D level checked as it should be in the optimal range (50-80 ng/mL) to keep your immune system as strong as possible at all times for optimal health.
Wishing you a long life of health and happiness,
Ana Casas M.D., Board Certified, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine