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My Go-To Cold and Flu Fighters

by | Aug 24, 2021

Difference Between Cold and Flu Symptoms

Summer is ending and soon fall will be upon us, potentially with new cold and flu viruses in the air. That being the case, I want to share with you my top 5 go-to products for combating any season’s ailments!

These must-have flu season defenses are:  

1.     Silver Blaster by L.A. Naturals

2.     Viral Fungal Fighter

3.     Young Living – Thieves Essential Oil Blend

4.     Young Living – Raven Essential Oil Blend

5.     Young Living – Immupower Essential Oil Blend

Silver Blaster – An amazing blend of Olive Leaf, Colloidal Silver, and Oregano Oil

This is my first go-to whenever I feel something coming on. I spray it in my mouth 3-4x a day. I am a big believer in colloidal silver helping me when I’m sick, so I typically go for the nose spray and silver blaster. I feel using these products in moderation will not cause ill effects, however, I have posted the risks below so you are aware of them. You will also see links to articles promoting their safety. Always consult your physician if you are unsure about a product for your health and safety.

Let’s take a peek at each ingredient so you know how it works.

Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf extract has therapeutic properties that include:

  • gastroprotective (protects digestive system)
  • neuroprotective (protects central nervous system)
  • antimicrobial (inhibits microorganism growth)
  • anticancer (reduces the risk of cancer)
  • anti-inflammatory (reduces the risk of inflammation)
  • antinociceptive (reduces pain stimuli)
  • antioxidant (prevents oxidation or cell damage)

These properties mean that olive leaf extract may help with colds, cases of flu, and autoimmune issues.

Colloidal Silver

This is a great antibacterial product. NCBI has recently published several articles promoting the benefits and safety of using colloidal silver. It is known to kill superbugs, such as MRSA, and has been tested against 650 common and exotic infections and diseases.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32958250/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23017226/

Possible risks and complications of oral colloidal silver.

Healthline, the mayo clinic, and WebMD feel that silver taken by mouth can’t be recommended. Over time, colloidal silver can build up in the tissues of your body and give your mucous membranes and skin a grayish appearance. This is a symptom of a condition called argyria.

Agyria isn’t reversible. Argyria by itself isn’t dangerous, and is defined as being “medically benign.” Of course, any skin discoloration isn’t exactly a welcome side effect.

Colloidal silver also interferes with your body’s absorption of certain drugs. These include antibiotics and thyroid deficiency medication. So if you are taking these medications, I would not take silver.

Nursing and pregnant women who try colloidal silver as an alternative to some cold and flu drugs should keep in mind that no trial has ever proven colloidal silver to be safe for a developing baby. When things aren’t proven safe, they can’t be recommended for use.

https://integrativehealthcarespringfieldmo.com/benefits-of-colloidal-silver-homeopathic-medicine-springfield-mo/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/colloidal-silver/faq-20058061

https://www.healthline.com/health/colloidal-silver

Oregano Oil

Oregano has been popular ever since the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations used it for medicinal purposes. The name oregano comes from the Greek words “oros,” meaning mountain, and “ganos,” meaning joy or delight.

The herb has also been used for centuries as a culinary spice.

Oregano contains compounds called phenols, terpenes, and terpenoids. They have powerful antioxidant properties as well as antiviral properties.

  • Carvacrol. The most abundant phenol in oregano, it has been shown to stop the growth of several different types of bacteria
  • Thymol. This natural antifungal can also support the immune system and protect against toxins
  • Rosmarinic acid. This powerful antioxidant helps protect against damage caused by free radicals

These compounds are thought to underlie oregano’s many health benefits.

Research has also shown that oregano essential oil can help fight viral or bacterial infections. It is also very helpful with fungus.

Caution: Oregano oil is very strong and can hurt soft tissues of the body such as the genital area, eyes, nose, and mouth. Always use a carrier oil with it and be sure to wash hands well after using it.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-oregano-oil-benefits-and-uses#What-is-oregano-oil?

Viral Fungal Fighter

This product contains grape seed and grapefruit seed extract. I have used it quite often when I feel a cold coming on and within a day or two the cold is gone. It is also helpful for topic use on toes fungus, cold sores, shingle-type viruses, and mold issues.

Here is what Danielle L’Don has to say about the product – “Our comprehensive immune support formula is a potent defense against microorganisms, in a convenient spray bottle.  This antimicrobial powerhouse is effective against many types of mold, yeast, bacteria, and viruses.”

It’s easy to use: just shake, spray, and go! https://virafungalfighter.com/products/virafungal-fighter

Grape Seed Extract

This is an amazing antioxidant and can help with cholesterol, eye disorders from diabetes, and improve circulation. It can have some side effects such as dizziness, headaches, and nausea and should not be taken if you have high blood pressure or a bleeding disorder. As always, consult your physician before introducing a new supplement to your routine.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

This extract is believed to be antimicrobial helping with colds, cold sores, acne, allergies, sore throat, and athlete’s foot. There are a few good drops and sprays as well you can use for your sinuses when you have a cold.

My Favorite 3 Essential Oils That Fight Colds and Flus

I am a big fan of YoungLiving oils and these 3 blends are my go-to whenever I am feeling a bit under the weather or am traveling and want to ward off all those nasty germs.

1. Thieves

This is the most amazing oil they make. This blend helps protect you from the onset of flu, candida, colds, and sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, coughs, strep, sore throats, gum disease, teething, cold sores, canker sores, bruising, etc.

There are also thieves cough drops, thieves chest rub, thieves room spray as well as thieves hand soap, cleaner, and soap. If you are interested in purchasing additional products other than the oils, I suggest you sign up below and become a member of Young Living.

Ingredients Include:

Clove – antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, a strong antiseptic, antiviral, and an immune stimulant

Lemon – promotes health, healing, physical energy, and purification. It is also antiseptic and great for the respiratory system.

Cinnamon Bark – powerful purifier, powerful oxygenator, enhances actions of other oils, has a stimulating and toning effect on the whole body and particularly the circulatory system. It is also antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, immune-stimulant.

Eucalyptus Radiata – antiviral effect on the respiratory system. Strong antibacterial, anti-catarrhal and antiseptic properties.

Rosemary cineol – balance heart function, energize the solar plexus, and reduce mental fatigue. It also may improve circulation and help stimulate the nerves. It is antiseptic and anti-infectious.

2. Raven

This blend is especially helpful for viral infections and symptoms of asthma. I also use it for coughs on my chest mixed with almond oil or jojoba oil.

Ravensara – powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-infectious oil. It may help dilate, open and strengthen the respiratory system.

Lemon – promotes health, healing, physical energy, and purification. It is also antiseptic and great for the respiratory system.

Wintergreen – contains 99% methyl salicylate, which gives it cortisone-like properties. It may be beneficial for arthritis, rheumatism, tendinitis, and other inflammation-related discomforts. It is also a lymphatic cleanser.

Peppermint – This is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory.

Eucalyptus Radiata – antiviral effect on the respiratory system. Strong antibacterial, anti-catarrhal and antiseptic properties.

3. Immupower

This blend is used for building, strengthening, and protecting the body and supporting its defense mechanism. At the first sign of any illness, I immediately place it on my corresponding Vita Flex Points as it is quite strong.

Hyssop – this has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.

Mountain savory – has immune stimulant, antiviral, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, and antiparasitic properties.

Cistus – antibacterial, anti-infectious and antiviral properties. It also helps strengthen the immune system.

Ravensara – powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-infectious oil. It may help dilate, open and strengthen the respiratory system.

Frankincense – contains sesquiterpenes which may help oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands. Has anti-infectious and antiseptic properties. Can create a positive attitude.

Oregano – has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, and immune-stimulant properties.

Clove – antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, a strong antiseptic, antiviral, and an immune stimulant

Cumin – antiseptic and an immune stimulant.

Idaho tansy – is antiviral and may help support the immune system/

Oil Uses and Application:

All of the oils above can be diffused into the air as well as placed on the ‘vita flex’ points of the feet, see diagram above and also placed on the areas in need. I suggest the following:

For Colds or Flus:

1.     Mix thieves with a carrier oil such as olive oil or almond oil and rub it on your chest, bottoms of your feet, throat, stomach, and intestines. This will help eradicate any ailments you may have. You can alternate placing thieves on your throat and Immupower on your feet and switch each dose. I recommend doing this upon waking, again at lunch, and again before bed.

Be sure to mix all oils with a carrier oil as they are quite strong and can cause skin irritation. If you have sensitive skin, diffuse the oils or rub them on the bottoms of your feet.

Raven can be used with a carrier oil directly on the area that is having issues. If you have a cough, place the oil on your throat and chest. I often dab a little under my nose if I have a runny nose.

Young Living – https://www.youngliving.com/us/en/learn/subscribe-to-save

If you need my member number it is 1322248

For the 3 oils listed above, click on the oil name you want to go to the shop and order it.

Other Brands I like Are:

Original Swiss Aromatics

They carry these blends which can also be very helpful.

Allergy Magic

Antiviral Magic

Respiratory Magic

Snow Lotus Essential Oils

 Single Oils That Help with Colds, Flus, and Allergies:

 Melaleuca (Tea Tree oil)

 Peppermint

 Myrtle

 Eucalyptus Radiata

 Ravensara

I truly hope these recommendations help you and your family through this years’ crazy Flu season. I’ve shown you just a few of my favorites, but if you feel like sharing some of your own top picks, feel free to leave a comment or reach out below. Thank you for being here!

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