Fighting to stay healthy
Shock medical diagnosis
Hearing a shocking medical diagnosis is always going to be stressful.
I know how I felt when we were told that my husband had only two months to live.
Our world collapsed. Shock made it difficult to breathe. What were we to do? How would we tell the children?
How could the medical professionals be so sure?
So many things rush into your mind before you start to take charge and accept that whatever is to come, you can give it your best shot to fight it and survive the fear of the unknown.
We became proactive. Research is key to everything. No matter how bad you think it is, there is always hope.
Why waste valuable time on earth worrying? Would it not be better to live your best life, no matter how much time you have left?
We decided that it did not matter what the medical professionals thought, we were going to give it our best shot.
Extra support for those difficult times
A friend, whose wife was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, told me that he and his daughters were taking a supplement called Echinacea to stay healthy while their Mum was undergoing treatment.
It is vital to stay well yourself when you are caring for a loved one who is undergoing chemotherapy.
You do not want to infect them during this difficult time, as even a simple cold can be harmful to them when they are undergoing treatment.
Echinacea is the quiet flowering plant known for it’s beneficial effects on the immune system.
It is part of the daisy family native to North America where they grow in open wooded areas.
Numerous studies have found that this plant may help your immune system combat infections and viruses, which could help you recover faster from illness.
It is known to be high in antioxidants, has good anti-inflammatory properties, can lower feelings of anxiety, and may also lower blood sugar levels.
Test-tube studies have even shown that echinacea extracts may suppress cancer cell growth and even trigger cancer cell death – Read more here
Echinacea products appear to be safe and well-tolerated for short-term use,but there could be some side effects from long term use -Read more here
Immune system support
I started taking the Echinacea straight away.
I wanted to be as healthy as possible as I nursed my husband through his 28 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and numerous operations over the 22 months that he fought cancer.
I was fortunate to stay well, as my immune system seemed to tolerate the supplement during that stressful and busy time of caring for him and supporting him in his time of need.
Today, 8 years later, Covid-19 has been raging worldwide for nearly 2 years with more strains of the virus appearing all of the time.
It is a timely reminder that Echinacea might be a good supplement to take, even if you are double vaccinated to keep your immune system as strong as possible.
Having a strong immune system will help us cope better in avoiding colds and flu surely.
Medical herbalist’s believe so too- Read more here
It would be wise to speak to a health professional first if you have underlying health issues.
Echinacea may interact with some prescription medicines, so check with your doctor or pharmacist first.
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