Homemade Tamiflu or an Italian Snow Ball as others may call it…

In my job I get ALOT of exposure to people, and a lot of times I have to touch their keyboards and mice, which is a breeding ground for lots of nasty bacteria and viruses. This Friday I began to get sick, soon after I find out I have been exposed to at least two confirmed cases of the “swine flu” or H1N1.  Not being a huge fan of the doctor, and preferring to do things my way, David and I decided to create a super smoothy that will kill just about any virus infection you may have. Sure it does not taste the best, but to be honest, it’s not too bad! Check it out!To be honest I do not think much of the scare tactics they are using now with this virus going around. I understand it is a very bad strain of the flu, but it is still the flu. Lots of people unfortunately die every year of the flu, this one is no different. Nor is it new like it may seem, the exact same flu went around in the mid 70’s. They also had lots of scary ads to make you go get a vaccine too. Unfortunately that vaccine was not as good as what we have today and caused an auto-immune response in many people. So whether your in the current scare or just wanting to get rid of the flu, enjoy the recipe!

Home Made anti-viral Smoothy
*Drink 8oz’s 3 times a day until gone. This will mainly help with virus based illness, not as much with bacteria based ones.

  • 1 c Cranberries
  • 1 c Red grapes
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 c Mango Juice
  • 3 c Broccoli
  • 1/4 c Red raspberries
  • 1 c Red grape juice
  • 1 Whole onion
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Mango not peeled
  • 1 c Cranberry juice
  • 2 Tbls Coconut oil
  • 2 Tbls Honey
  • 1 c Green tea
  • 2 Tbls Ginger shredded
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Tbls Oregano
  • 1 c Dandelion greens (if you can get them)
  • 1 c salsa *optional

Blend all together until liquified. It will take a number of blender loads to get it all. Also try and get organic and local ingredients whenever possible. I also recommend you take Zinc and vitamin C supplements at the same time.

So you might ask yourself “Why would I drink this and not go to a doctor?” Well first off, if you are sick go see a doctor! I am not recommending that anyone use this INSTEAD OF seeing a doctor. You should use it ALONG with seeing one. But unfortunately maybe you don’t have health insurance(the majority of the USA does not) and can not afford a doctor visit. Perhaps you don’t have the vacation time. Most places mandate if you know you have it, you must take off at least 5 days. Which is a great idea to stop the spend, but that could burn up all your vacation time, or sick time, if you even have any.

Often people will talk of the cost in  money of a “pandemic”. Besides the serious health risks, later they will mention it cost the country X amount of $$. Well today we have an interesting situation, most major corporations have shrugged respectability off and carry no load of the cost. It for them is like everyone is taking a vacation around the same time, there are no requirements to give sick leave pay or benefits by our government, yet they recommend and in some places mandate people that are sick take off. With a general low pay, and already tight finances many have today, the number of people currently able to take off work will be much lower then calculated by the CDC models. Lets face it, even those of us well off can not afford to get sick, and the big companies that run the show don’t care. Unfortunately  many people in the US believe, “Well why should businesses suffer? Your the sick one.”  Well I think it’s interesting that it is ok for a company to make money on a human experience, but not lose any money on a human tragedy. Companies make increased amounts of money from wars, injuries, and natural disaster supplies when something goes wrong for people as a whole. So why should they not “suffer” a bit if say 50% of the population got sick? It is almost as if we would rather protect profits not people? In reality they make TONS more $$ when something like a pandemic strikes, or like in our current case when the nation believes it will. Sorry stepping off my soap box again…

It does not matter if your on medication and have seen a doctor, drinking this will help you get better faster no matter what! If anyone comes up with any improvements, Please share! This is a work in progress.

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