It’s that time of the year again. That’s right, it’s flu season. Actually, it’s not…
Flu season in the United States is around the fall and winter months (Mid-September to Mid-March), but can last up until May.
So the way I look at it, it’s flu season for more than 75% of the year (so would it still be considered a season 🤨). At any point, you can contract the influenza virus, which is why you should have your medicine ready to go.
If you’re someone like me who enjoys the essence of this natural earth, then you may believe that your food is your medicine (also because there’s so much proof to back it up, but that’s for another article 😉). I feel that society has lost their touch with nature and has lost common knowledge of the natural medicines given to us by the earth to keep us healthy.
I rarely get sick, but when I do, the first thing I do is go into my kitchen. I believe pharmacy should be spelled “farmacy”, because your pharmaceuticals should be fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, and any other essentials mother nature has to offer the body. It amazes me that we have all these flu/influenza shots and vaccines, yet it seems like the flus are becoming stronger and spreading more. Why risk getting a vaccine and paying for all these cough syrups and medicines, when you can make your own cough syrup at home?
According to Britannica, “influenza also known as the flu, is an acute viral infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract that is marked by fever, chills, and a generalized feeling of weakness and pain in the muscles, together with varying degrees of soreness in the head and abdomen.“
So we know the flu affects the upper and lower respiratory tract, which means you need to eat foods that help more with your breathing.
Here’s a list of some foods that can help improve the respiratory system, improve breathing, reduce lung inflammation, and fight off infection:
- Flax seeds