Are you sick with the flu? Every year there appears to be an epidemic of the flu. If it's not the regular influenza, it's the swine flu, Aussie flu, or the bird flu.

Other epidemics have made their way around the world such as the Spanish flu, Asian flu and now the Covid-19 (Chinese flu).

Each one having their own unique symptoms. 

There have been several outbreaks worldwide year after year, threatening the lives of the most vulnerable, especially pregnant women, children and the elderly. 

It's very rare a healthy person contracts the flu, though if they do, their symptoms are much less severe compared to someone vulnerable.

In this article, we'll take a look at flu symptoms, what to expect, flu vaccines and the best cause of action to heal quickly.

Sick With The Flu? Know It's Symptoms!

Before the flu really kicks in you may have warning signs for about two weeks. These symptoms may be feeling off colour, a little drained, often feeling spaced out or light headed, headaches, slightly nauseous, tired, inability to concentrate, focusing might be problematic, and engaging with people may be difficult.

Of course this is a general guideline because each flu epidemic rarely share the same symptoms. 

When the flu really kicks in, some symptoms include feeling shaky from head to toe, very cold inside but very sweaty, exhausted, feel weak all over but especially on your legs, loss of appetite, feel very thirsty, racing mind, dizzy, racing or pounding heart, disoriented, confusion or a spaced out feeling when trying to do something.

Contrary to popular belief a cough and cold don't always accompany the flu.

Depending on the persons state of health these symptoms can be mild to severe. If your symptoms are severe and feel you're losing complete control you should contact your doctor or emergency services.

Symptoms In Short:

  • Confusion
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Tight chest
  • Slight sore throat
  • Unable to focus and engage
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Cold and shaking
  • Headache or even migraine
  • Prickly skin
  • Aching back and legs
  • Blurry vision
  • Fever
  • Thirsty
  • Racing heart
  • Very sleepy
  • Exhausted
  • Intermittent nausea

Again these symptoms vary depending which flu it is. If you suspect you have the flu, you will need to rest. You may have no option but to rest.

However, if your symptoms prove severe or problematic you should call your doctor or emergency services.

What About Covid-19 Symptoms?

With the latest outbreak of Covid-19, it's symptoms aren't found on the usual flu list. It's case is somewhat different, which are:

  • You can have a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back. 
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour. If you usually have a cough or asthma then it may be worse. 
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you cannot smell or taste anything.
  • Shallow breathing - this means you may have difficulty breathing.

If you have any of these symptoms, you may want to get a test to check if you have Covid-19. You should also isolate at home until you know your results. if your symptoms prove severe or problematic you should call your doctor or emergency services.

How Long Does It Take To Get Better?

Depending which flu you have, you will progressively get better after about one week. Within two weeks you should be feeling comparatively well.

Recovery can be quicker if your general health is good by eating healthy and taking quality food supplements. It's imperative to want to have a strong immune system at all times, don't just wait until you're sick. 

What About Taking The Flu Vaccine?

The choice is always yours whether to take it or leave it. We feel, however, it's necessary to inform you the positives and negatives so you can make an informed choice.

The Negatives:

Flu vaccines are reputed to contain heavy toxins and carcinogenic agents, and any preventative measures included are generally previous years strains. 

Toxins included are:

  • Neomycin and gentamycin. These are essentially useless and contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and cause beneficial bacteria that are essential to gut health and immune system strength to die off.
  • Glyphosate is a toxic herbicide and is found in weedkiller, it is linked to diseases such as autism, IBD and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Mercury, aluminium, formaldehyde, carbolic acid, the disinfectant beta-propiolactone, and ethylene glycol, otherwise known as antifreeze.

The Positives:

The only positives are you having "peace of mind" that you might not get the flu. 

Is this a false positive?

It's widely known that if you have a flu shot then your Dr. will inform you that you will experience flu symptoms within a couple of days that will last two to three days.


Humm, but if you don't have the flu shot (remember it's last years strain) and you get the flu virus (this year's strain) it will last for  a week or so.

Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine Specialists have reported that kids who have the flu shot, are no less likely to get it than those choosing not to, despite an increase in people having the flu vaccination. And, when scientists develop next years  "flu vaccine", it's largely based on guesswork, and hoping for the best.

How To Heal Quickly

If flu vaccines aren't the answer, then what's the key to preventing the flu, limiting its symptoms if you get it, and reducing recovery time?  

Answer: Build up your immune system!

Here are two great articles about building immune strength:

It's far better to eat foods that can heal rather than harm. The father of medicine Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. It's a fact that the ability to heal yourself is in your hands. 

There are two major lifestyle changes we need to make to overcome whatever health problems we are facing.

  • Take control of what we are exposed to in our diet and our home environment that impact negatively on our health.
  • Adapt our diet and behaviours that impact positively on our health, protect us against disease and even heal us.  

The exciting news is we can control a massive percentage of negative impacts from bad choices with just some simple changes to our lifestyle.

And, this is where the battle for your healing is going to be fought. 

What to Eat, Drink & Supplement

Eat a rainbow diet, fermented foods, drink lots of water and use natural products at home and on the body. This means we need to eliminate:

  • Processed foods, dairy produce and sugar
  • Cleaning products that are laden with harsh chemicals
  • Personal care products that are loaded with toxins

Though we could list many great related articles to read, here's some to help you out:

Minerals are the most vital part of your diet. They protect against cancer, heart disease, dementia, and many everyday ailments such as eczema asthma and allergies, and nothing works without them. They make things happen.  Also, vitamins need minerals to function well, so a mineral rich diet is one of the first steps on the journey to self-healing.

Try adding a high-quality supplement to your daily diet. As the saying goes prevention is the better cure!

Topping Up Your Shortfall

To top up your short fall of life giving foods, using a high-quality mineral supplement such as Modere Mineral Solutions is a good choice. This supplement gives a real boost to depleted bodies.

There is so much truth in not waiting until you're sick to cure yourself, but take care of your body before getting sick. That way you've more of a fighting chance to recover quickly or even totally eliminate an illness before it starts. 

Change your diet and stick to it. 

About the Author Sharon

A loving mum, wife, a crazy Husky lover and loving life. Passionate about helping people achieve beautiful health for a lifetime... One life at a time!

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