Infection is the body’s healing process due to an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria, virus, yeast or fungi. The body reacts naturally with inflammation, in order to manage, control and eliminate the infection.
Classic symptoms of a bacterial infection are localized redness, heat, swelling and pain. Generally, viral infections are systemic. This means they involve the whole body system at the same time (a runny nose, sinus congestion, headache, cough, body aches, fever, etc.).
“Infection” is the body healing itself. The heat and inflammation are the immune system working to raise the temperature of the infected area in order to kill the pathogenic microbials.
Symptoms of Infection:
Common Types of Infection:
How to Support the Body To Heal:
• Astragalus • Cayenne • Echinacea • Elderberry
• Fluids • Garlic • Honey • Hot bath
• Lemon • Licorice • Rest • Turmeric
• Vitamin A, B, C and D, Magnesium and Zinc.
Avoid: • Alcohol • Allergens • Antibiotics • Dairy • Smoking • Stress • Sugar • Toxins
Whole food probiotics provide nutrients and beneficial microbials to balance the gut. The gut is 70-80% of our immune system. Delicious and easy whole food probiotics include yogurt, kefir, homemade sauerkraut, kimchi, miso soup, natto, and kombucha. These can be made dairy-free.
Master Tonic Ingredients:
1 part fresh chopped garlic
1 part fresh chopped white onions or the hottest onions available
1 part fresh grated ginger root
1 part fresh grated horseradish root
1 part fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros…any combination of the hottest peppers available
• After 14 days, filter the mixture through a clean piece of cotton, bottle and label. Keeps indefinitely.
Dose: 1 tablespoon at the first hint of a cold or illness, or other infection. Take 1-4 doses per day, as needed.