BE READY AND HOPEFULLY DON'T BE SICK
In Central Texas, our winter is on the horizon. It's hard to predict this year what kind of winter we'll be having since it's unseasonably warm right now when fall has almost left us. Whether we are in a truly four season region or a mostly two season region, managing another cold and flu season is what we all will do.
How do we prevent exposure?
How do we not get sick?
How do we take care of ourselves and our families when we do?
You might think that the only prevention is a ‘shot’ and the only cure an antibiotic…
BUT DO NOT BELIEVE IT!
Nature is abundant with plants that possess anti-viral, anti-bacterial, & anti-inflammatory properties. Culinary herbs like thyme, sage and rosemary have them. Berries and sprouts have them. Garlic, ginger and onions have them! We can look to the organic and natural world for our cures and our preventions. Modern medicine like traditional and ancient medicines has in fact done just that with penicillin being discovered in green mold and the Tamiflu vaccine being derived from the spice star anise.
You've got protection right now and every day in your kitchens, gardens, and in the produce section of the grocery store. And beyond that, we are about to fill your medicine cabinets with an abundance of remedies and preventions. You will be able to depend upon these non-pharmaceutical over-the-counter-style cold and flu patent medicines from the traditional Chinese medicine pharmacopoeia. The TCM/OTC (Traditional-Chinese-Medicine-Over-The-Counter) Patent Pharmacy is waiting to be yours.
Before we dive into learning the remedies themselves, most of us will need a broad view and an armored shield of information to support our confidence and our choices. Let’s cover it all so that we ARE that confident and smart.