This year’s flu has been a doozy. We have a number of friends who are nurses, nurse practitioners, and medical doctors (in one of the Bible studies we are part of, more than half the attendees are in healthcare), and they have all told us that the hospitals and clinics where they work are overcrowded with flu patients, to the point where some are having to place beds in the hallways. Tragically, a devastating number of folks of all ages have passed away.
A few days after New Year’s, I came down with what was likely “the flu.” My temperature peaked to 103 degrees Fahrenheit, and I had a terrible cough. Thankfully, I was able to bring my temperature down with Tylenol.
I tried a couple different types of cough syrup (even one with guaifenesin), as well as a prescription cough tablet, and nothing seemed to help. (Surprisingly, many studies have found that the vast majority of conventional cough syrups don’t actually work.)
Well, Mr. Handsome was talking to a nurse practitioner friend (one who has been treating flu patients left and right), and he recommended black elderberry. We immediately headed over to the vitamin store and picked up the three products pictured above. They turned out to be game changers.
If you’re sick, I highly recommend these all-natural cough and flu products. And if you’re around sick people frequently and want to protect yourself, you can do as our NP friend does and take a low dose, specified on the back of the middle box, for prevention. If you can’t find these specific products at your local vitamin or health food store, just ask the clerk if they have any other black elderberry cough and flu combatants.
Out of curiosity, are the countries represented by my loyal international readers suffering from the flu as much as we are?