I was reading a magazine this morning that included an article on fevers. The article title was “Why you shouldn’t bring down a fever”. It was a really good reminder that I thought I would pass on to all of you. Our bodies are amazing containers that house all that it needs to move, grow, function and especially heal itself. The better we care for our bodies the better the body can provide for and protect us from toxins, viruses, bacteria and more.
One example of our body’s way of protecting us is through a fever. We have always been told to bring down a fever as quickly as we can. In order to due that we often reach for drugs such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. There is two things amiss with that belief.
One, is that those drugs have been proven to actually increase the rate of flu by about 5% causing additional deaths from the flu virus. Plus, these medicines can have negative side effects all though if taken properly and only occasionally those side effects are less likely.
The second reason that bringing down a fever could adversely effects us, is that a fever is the body’s natural defense mechanism against the flu and colds. It protects us, tells us there is something foreign in our bodies and to slow down…take better care of ourselves. A fever also reduces the risk to others. When interfering with our body’s natural defense and healing, we run the risk of having adverse and unwanted outcomes.
So, the next time you have a fever, thank your body for doing what it was meant to do. Monitor your fever, drink lots of fluids, use herbal or essential oil remedies and allow your body to protect you and heal itself. Here is a recipe for a strong antibiotic/antiviral made from nature’s medicine….Sweet Golden ‘Medicine’
3.5 oz. (100 grams) of raw organic honey (local if possible).
1 tbsp. of turmeric powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
5-7 drops Oregano Oil or 2-4 drops of Thyme Oil
Mix all ingredients together in a glass jar.
How to Use:
Upon the first symptoms of colds and flu:
Day 1 – Take ½ tsp. every hour during the day.
Day 2 – Take ½ tsp. every two hours during the day.
Day 3 – Take ½ tsp. three times a day.
The Sweet Golden ‘Medicine’ mixture should stay in the mouth until its complete dissolved. Typically, the cold passes and the body recovers after three days. And it tastes yummy too!!!
You can add it to warm (not hot) dairy-free milk or tea.
www.wddty-us.com – The magazine I was reading.