April 18, 2013

Is this the flu?

Is this the flu?

How to prevent having to ask yourself this question this winter!

Whether you have had your flu jab or not, it pays to keep your immune system working and in top shape, for many reasons;

  • The flu jab will not cover you for all of the seasonal viruses and diseases you could be exposed to
  • There are no vaccinations for upper respiratory infections or complications from colds
  • Fungi and parasites are always present in our environment

Signs of a weak Immune System

  • Rapid fatigue and lack of zest, headaches
  • Susceptibility to infections
  • Frequent suffering from cold or flu, a sore throat
  • Prolonged duration of illness
  • Poor healing of wounds.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aching muscles and joints.

Exposure to viruses and infectious bugs is a daily occurrence, but paranoia and excessive use of anti-bacterial products is not the answer and nor is relying on medicines to treat secondary infections from flus and colds. The fact is, these days antibiotics have become less effective because many bugs are now resistant to even the newest antibiotics and modern drugs. This is not likely to change in a hurry!

A better plan is to strengthen your resistance to diseases naturally, through changes to your lifestyle, diet and with premium health supplements. Hygiene, regular exercise and food choices play an important role in fortifying our defences. Chicken soup, hot lemon-and-honey drinks and plenty of rest can help recovery from the average cold. But natural health supplements can strengthen the immune system and help our bodies to deal with flu symptoms, colds and bacterial infections quickly.

Olive Leaf extract has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes in many cultures. You have probably heard about the Mediterranean paradox; these cultures eat a diet seemingly high in fat but have a low incidence of chronic disease.  This “phtyomedicinal” product is emerging as a powerful weapon in the fight against microscopic pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

Phenolic compounds have been identified as the active substance in Olive Leaf, the most potent of these is Oleuropein, also called elenolic acid. Interestingly, in spite of the well-known beneficial effects of olive oil, less than one percent of the phenolic compounds in the olive end up in the finished product. Fortunately, studies have shown that Oleuropein is present in high concentrations in the fruit, bark and leaves. Research has shown that Olive Leaf extract is particularly effective against viruses and other infectious bugs when taken as a daily tonic.

Used by the ancient Egyptians as part of the mummification rituals to preserve the bodies of kings and nobility for the afterlife, Olive Leaf has a proven track record.

Whether you see yourself as an Egyptian Pharaoh or a Greek Deity, olive leaf could keep you looking and feeling great this winter. 

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