Below are some natural health remedies for preventing and/or treating colds and flu and related ills.  

NOTE: For staying healthy and avoiding disease in general: Keep your body’s ph on the alkaline side. Cold and flu viruses (and disease viruses in general) cannot live in an alkaline environment. (When the body’s ph is acidic – disease sets in. An acidic ph is a result of too much processed foods, white flour pastries, sugar and dairy products).

  1. Make real lemonade from fresh-pressed lemons on a regular basis. Sweeten with raw honey. This will help keep your body’s ph on the alkaline side and ward off the cold and flu.
  2. Use raw apple cider vinegar (which has the “mother” still in it) – available at health food stores. Works great for colds and flu. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of water. You may add raw honey to taste if you wish. Drink 3 times a day until symptoms disappear.
  3. For mild cases of cold or flu or as a preventative use Green Tea on a regular basis.
  4. For severe cases of cold or flu, use comfrey with chamomile as a tea. Brew for at least 20 minutes. Drink 3 or more times a day until symptoms subside or disappear. Comfrey is a great expectorant for relieving congestion and sore throat. Sweeten with raw honey to taste or use plain.
  5. Thyme: Works as an excellent expectorant to clear out your sinuses and lungs when a common cold or flu hits. Keep thyme essential oil or dried thyme at hand. To loosen mucus in your chest or sinuses, steep 2 teaspoons thyme in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink as needed during the day until symptoms disappear. You can also make a steam bath with dried thyme or thyme essential oil to help loosen mucus.
  6. Sage is a great herb to sooth a sore throat or cough. You could gargle with cooled sage tea, make a steam bath or take as a nice cup of hot sage tea with raw honey. Keep in mind that sage should be avoided when breastfeeding as it can dry up milk production.
  7. Garlic is one of the best immune boosters out there. People who often include garlic in their diet are better in warding off viruses that cause the flu or common cold. If you can bear the taste, chew on one clove of garlic once a day to keep flu and cold away. However, if this is too much for you, mince the garlic and mix it with raw honey or add it in abundance to your daily dishes.
  8. In preventing cold or flu or treating it – avoid the use of dairy products, coffee, processed food, sugar, artificial sweetners, and refined (and bleached) flours.
  9. Up your vitamin C intake with citrus fruits, yellow bell peppers, dark leafy greens, broccoli and berries.  Best if used raw or steamed. Avoid the microwave oven. Also avoid anything that has MSG, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Most soy, corn, canola and cottonseed meal or oil are at least 90% to 95% GMO.
  10. Avoid antibiotics and other drug medicines to treat cold and flu unless its an emergency situation.   It has been proven that antibiotics (“anti” means “against” and “biotic” means “life.” Against life.) provide a feeding ground for mutating viruses. Also antibiotics and drug medicines suppress the symptoms (which make things “appear” to get better) by driving the cold and flu toxins back into bodily tissues – only to reemerge again in a more severe manner. (This has been proven by actual cases known personally to this author). Natural or herbal remedies such as enumerated above help the body drive the toxins out of the body, thereby eliminating the threat altogether.

  1. Fresh Air.
  2. Good Food from Natural Unadulterated Sources.
  3. Pure Water.
  4. Sunshine (Especially for Vitamin D intake).
  5. Exercise.
  6. Abundant Rest.
  7. Power of Mind (Through Trust and Prayer to God).



      “We put medicines of which we know little in bodies of which we know even less.” — Sir William Osler.  

      “Drugs, no matter in what form, under what conditions, in what quantity, under what name, patented or otherwise, have been, are, and will continue to be, in proportion to their use, a great and positive curse to God’s human family.

      “This great and almost universal delusion — namely, that by the taking of drugs or patent medicines a sick person can be restored to health, is shown in all its absurdity in the supposition that what will make a well person sick, will make a sick person well. This is a great fallacy, as is sadly shown by millions that have passed off from the earth’s surface before half their days were spent. Since the creation of the world – or since the days of Hippocrates, if you will – drugs never have cured one single person having a disease of any nature.                             When it is asserted they have done so, it will be found on closer examination and argument that the person has recovered comparative health in spite of drugs and not through their influence.”                              

Dr. John Cowan, M.D. as quoted in “MEDICAL DRUGS ON TRIAL? VERDICT ‘GUILTY!’” by Keki R. Sidwa. Pp 52-53.  

“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developeed is effective.                       

In preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.”  

Dr. J. Anthony Morris (former Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the Federal Drug Administration – FDA). 

The Cause of Disease: Toxemia

Dr. J. H. Tilden, M.D. a medical surgeon after 25 years gave it up when he realized what the true cause of disease was:  toxemia. He turned to using natural methods of healing such as natural hygiene over 100 years ago as formulated from R. T. Trall M.D. and others.  Tousands of patients from all over the world including medical doctors flocked to his sanitarium in Denver, Colorado to be successfully treated.

According to Dr. Tilden, the only cause of disease is toxemia – a condition where there is blood-poisoning due to accumulated toxins produced in the cells or by the growth of micro-organisms. Dr. Tilden states, “Germs, like heat, cold, clothes, food, drink, and every other object in man’s environment, may become a secondary ally of Toxemia; but none of the objects or elements in man’s environment can cause disease except as they may enervate the body, and check elimination of toxin, thereby super-saturating the blood with dead body-cells, bringing on disease – the only disease, Toxemia..”   {What Is Toxemia? By Dr. J. H. Tilden. Pp 10-11. ]

The key word in the above paragraph is “enervate.” Enervate means to deprive the body of nerve energy – thus to deprive it of strength, to weaken. Toxemia leads directly to the loss of nerve energy – the body’s electrical energy which provides strength and drives all bodily functions of the organs. Cells, which are like small batteries, pulse with electrical energy passed to them by the nerves. If this flow is inhibited in any way – malfunction of the body in that particular area results. If Toxemia of the blood (in other words blood toxins or poisons) becomes too great both nourishment and nerve energy to the cell “batteries” is deprived.                             It is that simple.

Of course the medical pharmaceutical industry won’t tell you that. Drugs only add more toxins to those that already exist in the body. Herbs and other natural means of treatemt are the only aids to health as God intended. Big Pharma won’t tell you that either.