Get some Elderberry syrup. The FDA criticized the manufacturer of Tamiflu for "overstatement" of claims of efficacy, since blind studies comparing it to a placebo only resulted in a 1.3 day difference.
A study on Sambucol (Elderberry) found a 3-4 day difference in duration of symptoms.
Most important, stay well hydrated!
I always make miso soup when someone is sick
2 cups veg. broth
2 cups hot water
4 Tbsp. miso
1 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated
1/2 cup diced firm tofu
3 Tbsp. thinly sliced scallion greens
1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
I have substituted onion for the scallions, and left out the mushrooms. I have also added some thinly sliced chinese cabbage, because I happened to have it.)
Pour the veg. broth and 1 cup of water into medium saucepan. In separate bowl, dissolve the miso in the remaining 1 cup water. Mix well and add to saucepan. Add the ginger root and mushrooms and
at 9:59 PM on Jul. 5, 2010