Natural remedies to build and boost your immune system and stay healthy during cold and flu season.
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- Wellness Begins Within
- Prevent & Relieve Symptoms of Cold & Flu
- Understanding Herbal + Homeopathic Remedies
- When Colds & Flu Happen - Skip the Side Effects & Choose Natural Support!
- Holistic Health for Supporting Immunity
- Colds & Our Kids
Wellness Begins Within
With cold and flu season right around the corner, staying healthy as seasons change is important for everyone. Frequent bouts of cold, flu or fatigue are the first signs that the body’s immune system health is becoming weak and needs some attention.
There is scientific evidence that a natural diet, natural remedies and an active lifestyle boost immune system health and help in avoiding illnesses such as the common cold and even preventing the flu, as well as more serious health conditions.
Here at Native Remedies, we have over a dozen herbal and homeopathic remedies especially designed for preventing and alleviating symptoms of the common cold and flu. Anyone seeking a safe, effective alternative to over-the-counter medications and vaccinations – especially the elderly, women who are pregnant, children, and those with susceptible immune systems –can find a solution to meet their specific needs.
Support Immunity & Maintain Health
Boost Resistance During Season & Help Prevent Illness
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Why Is Immune System Health Important?
The immune system is one of the most important body systems. Without realizing it, our bodies are constantly fighting an ongoing invisible battle against daily germs and foreign microbes that we come into contact with. The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against foreign invaders: bacteria, pathogens, viruses, parasites or anything that can potentially cause disease .
Low immunity is either primary or acquired. Primary conditions are mostly due to a genetic predisposition. Acquired conditions of low immunity are greatly affected by eating habits, lifestyle and overuse of medication for minor ailments like the common cold.
Prevent & Relieve Symptoms of Colds & Flu… Naturally, Safely, & Effectively!
While prevention is best, sometimes even with out best efforts, we still can become ill. This season, don’t let colds and flu symptoms slow you down… practice cold and flu prevention with herbal and homeopathic support!!
Our homeopathic remedies not only provide protection to help prevent against common strains of the flu virus and are great to boost your immune system, but also provide effective relief against your worst cold and flu symptoms.
Next Step in Prevention
Safe for ALL ages, during pregnancy, & even breastfeeding!
BaniFlu™ - Homeopathic remedy temporarily protects against flu virus and germs - safe for all ages
BaniFlu is a safe, non-addictive FDA registered 100% homeopathic formulation of the current year's flu vaccine, combined with 100% homeopathic ingredients known to support immune functioning and temporarily protects against flu virus and germs.
- Provides seasonal protection against current flu viruses
- Increases the body’s ability to fight against invading germs and boosts the immune system
- Improves recovery time from common flu symptoms
- Discourages secondary complications of the lungs, chest, throat and ears
- Protects against the flu while traveling or on vacation
BaniFlu may also be taken at the start of an acute flu infection to improve recovery time and lessen symptoms-- all without side effects. It helps the body build up a natural defense by providing a sound platform to support wellness and vitality. Safe for all ages, including small babies and during pregnancy and nursing.
FluGo™ - Homeopathic remedy temporarily relieves symptoms of the flu or cold like cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat and fatigue
Homeopathic remedy temporarily relieves symptoms of the flu or cold like cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat and fatigue
- Relieves common flu symptoms such as a cough, running nose, fever, chills, headache, sore throat, fatigue, muscle and joint pains
- Reduces loss of appetite and gastric symptoms like nausea and vomiting
- Improves quick recovery time following cold and flu symptoms
- Serves as a natural alternative to conventional OTC cold and flu remedies for ‘sniffles and sneezes’
- Increases the body’s ability to fight against invading germs and boosts the immune system
FluGo should be taken at the first sign of a blocked nose, sneezing or sore throat to decrease the severity of flu or cold symptoms. This natural remedy works quickly to support the immune system and assist the body in its task of fighting invading germs.Safe for all ages, including small babies and during pregnancy and nursing.
Understanding the Benefits of Combining Homeopathic + Herbal Remedies
Often it isn’t clear – especially to those who are unfamiliar with natural health remedies –why there are multiple products for the same health issue, which remedy type to choose or why we recommend a combination of products.
Homeopathic remedies – which means they addresses issues at a cellular level, and therefore are best used for acute symptoms as they occur – help immediately in the short-term.
Herbal remedies – the properties of the active ingredients in the remedy (extracted using the full spectrum approach) get to work supporting systemic health to maintain wellness in the body in the long-term.
More info on Herbal + Homeopathic
Herbal remedies are dietary supplements that people use to improve their health. They are prepared from plants and use herbs for their therapeutic or medicinal value. An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor or therapeutic properties. Many herbs have been used for a long time for claimed health benefits. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts and fresh or dried plants.
Homeopathic remedies work according to the principle of 'like treats like' and is based on the ancient law of similars. The same substances that cause an illness will cure it when administered in infinitesimally small doses. (Vaccines operate on a similar principle). They stimulate the body's own vital force to heal itself. The homeopathic approach is a holistic one and takes into account physical as well as psychological components, using highly potentized and proven ingredients which have a high safety profile and a long history of effectiveness.
When Colds/Flu Happen… Skip the Side Effects of Prescription Drugs & Choose Natural Support!
Most common cold and flu medicines have some side effects on the central nervous system, which can be unpredictable. While some people may experience drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, or upset stomach, others may experience a rapid heart beat or hyperactivity.
Over-the-counter cough and cold medicine can be dangerous if more than the recommended amount is used, if it is given too frequently, or if more than one cough and cold medicine containing the same active ingredient are being taken at the same time.
Drug interactions between cough and cold medicines and any other medication that a child might be taking must always be considered. Additional caution should be taken during pregnancy, as natural remedies should always be preferred during this time.
Native Remedies also offers many safe, effective products to alleviate symptoms and ease the duration of a cold or the flu, including FluGo™, Sniffly Sprinkles™, Throat and Tonsil Dr.™, ComfiCoff™, Congesto-K KiddieRub™, and many more.
While prevention is the best method – from boosting immunity by exercising, eating right, and controlling stress— the body is better able to fight the germs it encounters. However, if and when you or someone in your family gets sick, prevent futher spreading of infection and viruses by washing hands often, disinfecting common surfaces, getting plenty of rest, and being considerate of others (including staying home from work or keeping children out of school until the contamination period passes).
The next time you or your child has a common cold, try not to depend on antibiotics. The common cold is a self-limiting condition. If you treat it naturally, it will go away in seven days and if you treat it with antibiotics, it will still take about a week! Drinking lots of fluids and fresh juices of citrus fruits and taking Vitamin C are helpful home remedies. Teas made with ginger root help in controlling a runny nose and promote gastrointestinal functions. Echinacea, one of the most prominent herbs for immune system, fights viruses and infection.
Natural remedies and supplements should be made a part of your daily routine to strengthen the immune system. Herbal plants can gently assist the body without the side effects posed by some synthetic chemicals in modern pharmaceuticals. The emphasis in holistic health is on building health, not only on fighting illness. This is achieved by creating a healthy lifestyle and healthy relationships. In addition, homeopathic remedies work with your body to engage your own system to heal itself. Taking care of the health of the immune system is crucial, as it is a primary bodily system that affects overall wellness.
Vitamin A, C and E are most essential for maintaining immune system health. Garlic is perhaps the oldest cultivated plant in the world and its history as an effective herbal antibiotic and a booster for the immune system. Zinc is another element that is essential for immunity. Peanuts, peanut butter, legumes, dark meat of chicken, beef and lamb are excellent sources of zinc.
Hypoxis Rooperi (extract of African Potato) is traditionally used as a natural convalescent and as a supportive tonic. Leaves of a gathosma Betulina (also known as buchu) contain volatile oils as well as flavonoids - compounds found in fruits and vegetables that have diverse beneficial biochemical and antioxidant effects. Solidago Virgaurea (also known as Goldenrod) helps the body in its ability to routinely regulate mucus, and has been used traditionally by herbalists for centuries as a tonic remedy to strengthen the natural protective ability of the body to fight infection.
Schizandra Sinesis is a powerful ingredient native from China. Schizandra is also used to assist the body in its capacity to regulate and maintain healthy energy levels, and to routinely protect against toxins and cell damage. Astralagus Membranaceus is another potent Chinese remedy and has a variety of benefits as a convalescent and natural rejuvenating tonic. Olea Europea (extract of olive leaf) contains a compound called oleuropein acid that is effective in helping the body to routinely combat numerous pathogens (germs).
Holistic Health for Supporting Immunity
There is a close relationship between your physical health and state of mind. Keep your emotions under control. It may surprise you, but anger, stress and emotional distress can adversely affect your immune system. If you feel that your children are struggling to maintain healthy emotions, encourage them to discuss their troubles with you or another trusted adult. While it is not as well known, children can develop mood disorders just like adults, including child anxiety or child depression.
Underlying health conditions can also affect sleep patterns, which can impact immunity. If you have brought your worries from the office to the home, or your child from school, it is most likely that sleep difficulties may result. Learn how to turn off your mind by meditation, relaxation techniques and positive thinking. It is a time-tested home remedy for insomnia. Natural remedies can also be extremely helpful in inducing sleep.
A holistic approach to health encourages you to:
- Balance and integrate your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects
- Establish respectful, cooperative relationships with others and the environment
- Make wellness-oriented lifestyle choices
- Actively participate in your health decisions and healing process
The immune-boosting benefits of exercise cannot be disregarded, either. A 30 minute walk daily or 10 minutes of brisk walking three times a day can improve your health, reduce weight and keep your immune system in good condition. A healthy and nutritional diet is equally important. Exercise, diet, and healthy habits provide the same benefits to children, including boosting self-esteem and confidence… both key components to growing into happy, healthy adults.
Colds & Our Kids
Children are often predisposed to illness due to their immune systems not being fully developed, combined with bad habits they adopt at a young age, including not properly washing their hands, touching their noses and mouths, sharing toys, and being exposed to other children with illnesses. They tend to bring these illnesses home, thus infecting the entire household!
While many of the recommendations for adults also apply to childhood immunity, as a parent, you can always help give your kids a reminder to practice good hygiene and habits.
"I am writing in to let you guys know how much this product has helped me. I had a big ice hockey tournament coming up. Last week I woke up with a running nose and I couldn’t stop sneezing, which quickly progressed by mid-morning. My mother uses your ImmunityPlus, and I quickly ordered this FluGo stuff online-- all I can say is WOW. My symptoms improved and I could feel my body fighting back. I was able to take part in the tournament and I wasn’t groggy or ‘jittery’ like when I take over-the-counter meds. Thanks so much."
"I will be ordering ImmunityPlus from you for the rest of my life... It is the cheapest insurance a senior citizen can buy! Native Remedies is like having your own in-house doctor at a fraction of the fees and high costs. You might give it some thought to have a "Fan Club Room"... a place where we can post our success stories... keep up the great work!!"
—R.J., Stuart, FL, USA
"My children in daycare have been very healthy this year (aged 2 & 4 years). The only thing I can [attribute it] to is KiddieBoost as I haven’t changed anything else; I started giving it to them 3 months ago. Thank you for a great product."
"Sniffly Sprinkles should be a standard requirement for every mother’s medicine cupboard! They have helped my children time and again. I even took some to my neighbor for her little girl, and I made a friend for life!"