Flu season in the Southern Hemisphere tends to foretell our own upcoming flu season fairly well—so here’s an update on Australia’s flu season. With an early start, there have been twice the number of flu related deaths so far this year in Australia, and it’s being dubbed “moderately bad” compared to last year’s “mild”. Of course, our own mild flu season last year had a surprise twist when a second flu strain appeared halfway through, so it’s not a perfect indication. In case we also get an early flu season, now is a good time to plan ahead and stock up on immune supporting colloidal silver.
Flu season can start as early as when back-to-school begins and school kids start sharing germs, although October/November are the more normal starting time. Flu season can last until anywhere from February to June, so hopefully an early start will mean a calmer spring next year.
Most flu strains hits people with weakened immune systems the hardest—that’s anyone very young or old, with other conditions (including pregnancy), or just having an off day (missed sleep, loads of junk food, high stress). Occasionally a strain will be harder on people in their 20s and 30s who haven’t had exposure to it before.
The only way to fight the flu is rest, fluids, and self-care—so being prepared means being ready to head to bed and take care of yourself. Have a few soups ready in the freezer or canned in the pantry, save some sick days, and make sure you’re stocked up on things that combat symptoms like fever medication, a sinus flooding kit, tea, and honey. Running a humidifier helps slow flu transmission.
And make sure to support your immune system—include all the usual steps (sleep, nutrition, reducing stress), as well as immune supporting colloidal silver.