One of the biggest questions this winter is, why does is seem as though my family is sick all the time? I wish that I could be of more help in answering that, but I can’t. All I can do is give you a bit of information.
First of all, you need to understand that when a person has symptoms of illness; it means that their body is actively fighting something and working to regain its health. So, it is throwing off symptoms, in an attempt to communicate it’s needs and to bring balance. (Symptoms are communication tactics between the mind, body and spirit).
Whether the illness be caused by a bacterium, fungus, virus or even a cold due to exposure from a chill … Symptoms are the message that you need to observe and try to understand.
In homeopathy, we treat the symptoms.
So, if your family is seemly always ill, and you are all eating right, getting proper rest, good spring water, staying away from sweets, etc. and you are using homeopathy and other natural herbs and aids, to help strengthen the immune system, then why so much illness?
Well, your family may have a natural pre-disposition or “weakness” so to speak, to the type of illnesses that they are being exposed to, so they succumb.
AHG! Scary! Right? Yes and no. First of all, if the kids are actively fighting one cold or flu after another and winning between sessions without the use of anti-biotics or other over the counter pharmaceuticals…then they are working to build a strong, healthy immune system; One that will not be able to be fooled later in life, and so they are far less likely to develop auto-immune disease or cancer. Wonderful!
The immune system is key to so much. A strong immune system builds a strong body, a strong body supports a strong mind, and a strong mind creates a strong spirit…so don’t despair!
Keep up the good work!
The other thing to be aware of, is that your family may be fighting one of a couple different viruses; the first is called Influenza A (H1N1) and is the subtype of influenza which was the most common cause of human influenza back in 2009, and is associated with the 1918 outbreak known as the Spanish Flu. (If you log in to HomeopathyforMommies.com, you can print out the help sheet for common Influenza remedies) This flu is particularly difficult to fight once it has taken hold because it effects the entire body. The aches, fever, chest, head, stomach…how to find the remedy that is the totality of what you are experiencing….and then when you do begin to feel well again….you just never seem to quite “get there”…the after effects can leave you with the famous; “never well since.” Even if you are young.
Or it could be the H2N2 another subtype of the influenza A virus, that has mutated into various strains including the Asian flu strain, H3N2, and various strains found in birds. It is also suspected of causing the human pandemic of 1889. (The geographic spreading of the 1889 Russian flu)
The World Health Organization states that the different flus going around this winter are all high mutating strains, and so, yeah, it is more difficult to get over the flu this year. Only influenza type A viruses are known to have caused pandemics.
I know it is a lot of work to get over the different illnesses when you are raising a family but let me tell you this: In conversation with my daughter this morning, she was explaining that after being up for the last three nights with her two youngest children who have decided to have alternating symptoms with a horrible cough….and that she is exhausted she can hardly hold her head up…..she said, “Well, at least I know that once they get through this, they’ll be fine. Remember how sick Rose was three years ago? And now, the last two years she’s been so healthy!”