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Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions, Issue #012 - Warding Off Colds and Flu
December 03, 2012

Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions
monthly newsletter/ezine of
Vol. 1 #12 December 1, 2012

Taking Care of Myself - Warding Off Colds and Flu
A Practical Tip/Solution - Herbal Teas for Colds and Flu
I Recommend - Special Christmas Offer - Buy-One-Get-One Free!
Contact & Policies

Taking Care of Myself - Warding Off Colds and Flu

Warding off colds and flu attacks when we are also preparing for Christmas seems to eat up most of our December, doesn't it. By now you may have noticed how many products are touted as the sure cure in warding off colds and flu. You see it in the ads appearing on TV and in any other news media. Even on many websites you visit. As soon as a few friends get together they are discussing this topic and offering ideas to each other. Which remedies do you hear about most for warding off colds and flu viruses?

Or, do you have a favourite that you take faithfully no matter what else you hear about?

I like to keep up a good, daily regime of supplements for general health and don't usually worry about taking anything extra - until I feel a cold or fever coming on. Then I quickly rush to my supplements and take extra capsules of Vitamin D, and the B complex, and also echinacea. If I have a sore throat I suck on chewable vitamin C tablets, and/or slippery elm lozenges.

Naturally, I think an extra aloe vera capsule is good insurance too.

It was my doctor who advised several years ago that echinacea was good to take on a continuing basis when there was a danger of colds or flu.

Another doctor, just a couple of years ago, recommended that I take 3000 International units (IU) of Vitamin D. I was surprised for I was already taking 1000, and I wasn't used to a doctor recommending vitamins and minerals in mega-doses. Now I know of several others who have upped their Vitamin D to 5000 IU a day and they cheerfully say that they don't get colds any more.

Of course, all this works best if you are eating a healthy diet every day, and including dark green vegetables, and things like onions and garlic. These provide a natural barrier to those germs and viruses that like to land on us unseen and unbidden, and make us yucky sick for a few days - or weeks - or months.

I think there is one other point to consider. Your spiritual/emotional health. Several times I've done all the above to ward off colds and flu attacks, and then, when feeling down or depressed and weepy over some crisis, found that the cold of flu bug landed on me and make me sick after all. I've come to believe there is a spiritual gate that we can open or close to ward off colds and flu. Allowing ourselves to get upset or worried or exhausted seems to affect our immune system, and all the vitamin D and other remedies we take can't protect us.

On this front it takes prayer and conscious decisions about our attitudes and mindset that may be the greatest key for warding off colds and flu. Get those niggling little germs rinsed out of your system. I suggest you run your own experiment in these things this winter. See what you conclude.

If you have already come to some conclusions, I'd be happy to hear from you.

A Practical Tip/Solution - Herbal Teas for Colds and Flu

You may know that you should drink more water to ward off colds and flu, but also as a cure once you've been hit.

Coffee and alcoholic beverages are not recommended here at all. They will dry out your body and exhaust your kidneys, and generally worsen your condition. Instead, look for herbal teas.

If you know me, you know that I like to make my own, and so on my website I have a page of recipes for herbal teas that can really help once you've been zapped by a cold or flu bug. Teas-for-Colds-and-Flu

These herbal tea recipes and others are available as a free download. You may print out the 14 pages and bind them together as a book, or - leave them as single pages and laminate the ones you especially want to use, so you can put them on your fridge door and keep them handy.

Some visitors to my site have used the contact form to complain that they can't download the e-book. I wish I knew where the link is that they are trying so I could fix it. I always send them to this page; Herbal-Tea-Remedies-e-book and suggest they click on the graphic of the book cover. That seems to work fine.

(If you should stumble on the non-working link, would you let me know? It would be a favour to me and many others. Thanks!)

I Can Recommend - Special Christmas Offer - Buy-One-Get-One Free!

If you have admired my site, and have daydreamed of having a site of your own too, this time of the year is the best time to make a big move in that direction. Especially, as SBI has it's annual Buy-One-Get-One Free sale in December. It starts on December 7 and runs until the 25th. If you buddy up with someone else, you can share the cost of one purchase, and each say you got an SBI site for half price!

(Mind you, that's not a completed site; you get the Cadillac of systems to create a web business, but you have to put in your ideas and motivation and your sweat equity - before it joins the top 1% of effective, profitable websites in the world!)

There's nothing to stop you from checking it out today already, then think about, discuss it with your spouse or family for five days and know by next week what you want to do.

I can recommend SBI highly. I have two SBI sites, and give them my best as I believe they will provide my main streams of income for years to come. I have some other websites too, and they are pathetic in comparison. I especially notice it in the traffic STATs. Some of them average 1-10 visitors a day, while the SBI sites have 100s every day! My aloe vera site alone averages 400-500 a day, and has been over 750/day in a month too!

To check this Special Christmas Offer out visit If you'd like to see how others do it, see these success stories. And if you don't quite understand it, or have questions, don't be shy - ask these wonderful people!

Last of all, since the next issue comes in January, I want to wish all you dear subscribers and thus - my friends, a very blessed and Merry Christmas. May you receive God's Best Gift of all!

Contact & Policies - Constant

CONTACT INFO: Ruth Marlene Friesen (306)856-7785
903 23rd Street West, Saskatoon, SK. S7L 0A5 Canada.
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That is just the kind of security we enjoy at SBI)

POLICIES: I am definitely against S/p/a/m! I Will NOT share your
information with anyone. Integrity as a Christian, and as a
business woman is my personal standard.
Your email address WILL NOT be shared with anyone!

COPYRIGHT (c)2012 Ruth Marlene Friesen

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