- Bed rest
This wildly under-estimated piece of logic did wonders for us. Although there was little else for it as I didn’t really have it in me to get up until it was all over!
- What to give up:
We took it seriously so we excluded many foods in order to starve the bug in record time; wheat and sugar (which we don't eat anyway!) and dairy (including butter!) We did however find it interesting to note that my husband consumed a lot of fruit and honey whereas I didn’t eat any. His flu lasted 5 days, mine lasted 3. Not sure what to make of that one.....
- Garlic, Lemon and Chili
Packed full of flu fighting vitamins, antibacterial and antiviral and immune-boosting properties, I found these three made up the bulk of our arsenal! We juiced them whole, ate them raw, made tea with them. Rice cakes with Coconut oil, marmite, avo and slices of Garlic and chili is now my new favourite snack! I found an almost alchemical reaction with the chili, in the height of the flu, I could eat as much as I wanted without feeling the usual burn, as I got better, my tolerance shifted becoming less and less! Intriguing stuff!
This is a fantastic natural antibiotic that we keep in the house. We had approx 8 a day.