It’s that time again. Every year my husband is forced to receive the flu vaccine. Now I know from experience that the subject of vaccines can stir up some crazy heated debates. You won’t get that from me. I have an opinion and I’m allowed that. So is everyone else. 🙂
What I’m writing about today is that every year my Air force husband is forced to get a flu shot and every year my husband gets the flu. I know some people who would say it’s just a coincidence but I don’t think so. (Remember, I’m entitled to my opinion) I can also tell you that every year my elderly mother gets her flu shot and every year like clock work she too gets the flu.
If the shots are so wonderful then why does everyone we know get sick after taking them? (Don’t feel the need to answer. I have my own assumptions. 🙂
I’m not going to rant and rave about our world and the force of their opinions on others. What I will tell you is what I did to heal my husband.
I gave him raw garlic.
If you’re a health conscious mama like myself, you are no doubt already familiar with garlics incredible properties and just what it can be used for. If you’re not, take some time and research it. It’s really incredible. Garlic works as an antibiotic and works fast!
When my hubby started showing signs of the flu coming on I cut up a clove of garlic. I drizzled raw honey (you can use any kind) on a spoon and put the garlic on it. I did this for him every two hours and by the next day there were no more signs of the flu. I had caught it fast and kicked it out!
Now if you’re later in your flu cycle, you might have to take it more than 24 hours to kick yours. I’m not doctor so I’m not sure. All I can tell you is my experience and my experience is pretty awesome.
Another story: Last month my girls came down with some nasty cold thing. My eldest and I were the last to catch it. During this time was when I remembered reading about garlic so we tried it. My chest had been hurting and I could only cough dry. After taking the garlic and honey twice I began to clear my chest. I didn’t take it as often as I gave my husband but I felt better by that night. I took it only once the next day and was all better by the next morning. So was my daughter!
My one tip: Garlic is some potent stuff. I took one dose with the clove not chopped as fine as I would assume they should have been. I also took it on an empty stomach and instantly my stomach didn’t feel the best. After I realized that my decision hadn’t been the best I started trying to think of what I could do to feel better. All I could think of was milk and I’m glad I did. I put some raw milk into a glass and drank it. In less than 5 minutes I felt better.
Kristy’s garlic tip of the day: Chop it small, and don’t take it on an empty stomach. 😉