This week we are focusing on healthy remedies to combat seasonal viruses. Today we are going to look at the stomach bug called the Norovirus.
Typically this time of year we see a few colds and a few people who catch the flu. One of the more serious has been the stomach bug, better known as the Norovirus. There seem to be stronger strains from year to year, and sometimes, people even end up in the ER with vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes, communities and schools close because of different attacks. I am sure many of you heard of the cruise ships falling victim.
Combating Symptoms Naturally:
1. Replenish fluids with electrolytes, not just plain water.
2. Suck on fruit such as an orange to help get natural vitamin c and sugar.
3. Rest as much as possible
4. Use good hygiene and keeps hands washed. Any exposure is extremely contagious and spreads rapidly.
5. Ginger without a doubt, ginger is the best stomach woe cure. Taken in any form, it will relieve nausea
6. B6 taken on onset will help boost immunity.
The average time is just a few days. Anyone in the vicinity is susceptible to exposure.
There is also a horrible cold, cough, and sinus bug spreading too. The cough seems to last for a longer period than normal lasting 3-4 weeks. There is about a 3-4 day period of achy flu-like symptoms. High dose vitamin C and rest are recommended.
Try the immunity, eucalyptus, and Ginger Ice Chips, they are easy essential oils to help boost your immunity and fight symptoms that arise.
I cannot stress enough the importance of prevention and hand washing. Building up your immunity will help you avoid getting sick. I recommend the use of Apple Cider Vinegar daily. Apple cider vinegar serves to flush the system of toxins. Sipped as a tonic, comprised of water and apple cider vinegar, this compound cleanses the system without depleting nutrients from the system.
Spicy Apple Cider
8-10 oz hot water
2 tsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar
8-10 drops of liquid stevia
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon and optional spices such as cloves, nutmeg, allspice, or apple pie spice.