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    The best way I personally could have avoided the flu
    would have been to avoid my germy little granddaughter
    when she came to visit. But alas, we both came down
    with it the day after she went home. This season's flu
    is a miserable, painful experience and I urge everyone to take whatever
    precautions they can to avoid it. I'd had a flu shot but my physician told
    me that didn't seem to make much difference this year. 8-[
    (He also declined to give me a refund on the cost of my apparently
    useless flu shot!) Now I am recovering and have spent $100+ on medicine.
    (I'm no longer at death's door but maybe out on death's porch or in
    death's driveway!)

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    Re: how to avoid the flu


    I haven't had a flu shot in over 20 years...and I avoid the
    flu/colds, etc by doing the following....

    I put a capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide (store bought) in each ear
    (one at a time) and leave it in there for 5-15 minutes...if it
    bubbles, it's eliminating germs, etc. When I start feeling
    something coming on, colds, etc, I do this several times a
    day...other than that, I do this at least once a week to be safe and
    sick-free. I also take vitamin C, vitamin E, and Oscillococcinum
    (made by BOIRON). The http://www.vitaminshoppe.com just had a sale on
    Oscillococcinum, so I stocked up.... I bought 24 doses for
    $31.62...that's approx $1.32 per dose...real cheap!

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    This is EXACTLY what we're doing. More than 1/2 of Ethans
    Kindergarten class was out for flu this week, so when I heard it hit
    hard in the school I started putting 3-5 drops in each ear in the
    morning & before bedtime on both boys. Dylan had a dry cough that
    cleared right up with this treatment.
    Ethan's symptoms of flu started in, so I started him on
    Oscillococcinum as well. It works best on onset. I haven't changed
    the amounts of Vitamin C or E, although I should. That's a decent
    price on Oscillococcinum, I got mine at Axis in Lewiston for 12.99
    for 2 boxes. (It was buy one get one free), so I got a decent deal
    as well.
    As far as how long we leave the peroxide, I don't worry about it,
    my little one shakes his head like a puppy after, but it works like
    a charm.

    >>and leave it in there for 5-15 minutes...if it bubbles, it's
    eliminating germs, etc. When I start feeling something coming on,
    colds, etc, I do this several times a day...other than that, I do
    this at least once a week to be safe<<


    This works like a charm to stop strep in its tracks too.

    > sick-free. I also take vitamin C, vitamin E, and Oscillococcinum
    > (made by BOIRON). The http://www.vitaminshoppe.com just had a sale on
    > Oscillococcinum, so I stocked up.... I bought 24 doses for
    > $31.62...that's approx $1.32 per dose...real cheap!<<

    From my personal experience anything by boiron is worth its weight
    in gold.

    Thanks for your post DJ, I was floored when I saw you were using the
    EXACT same treatment as I am currently using on my entire family.
    (You know, my close friends call me Flaky, but they ALWAYS come to
    me when they're sick <G>)


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    Re: how to avoid the flu


    I do everything the "Natural Way"...from gardening to health care for
    over 20 years now....and I haven't been to a doctor in well over 15
    years either.... Yep, I get some "strange" looks from some of my
    friends and family as well...LOL.

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    you say you do everything the natural way-- do you have any suggestions
    on hyperactivity/ADD? i would love to hear some home remedies that are TNT
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    I've been sick all week and I'm an obsessive hand washer, so am pretty bitter
    about catching this crud. I can NOT get the flu shot so felt pretty
    vulnerable........until I read your (Betty Cracker) email!!!!! It was way too
    funny and really puts things in perspective. Glad I didn't have to pay for that
    shot! Thanks Betty for your pithy, yet also humerous message.
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