bad flu virus – update

My last post we were worried about my mum (who is 87) who had been suffering from pneumonia since last november and the bad flu virus. Since starting her with the honeycomb twice a day and two teaspoons of honey at night she is much much better. Her chest is better and the colour has finally returned to her and no longer is she pillywally.  She has more energy now and is up and shopping and cooking (she likes experimenting with new recipes she sees on the tv) like she used to, though she gets tired easily definitely she is much much better.  She is also back to reading online the news which she had not whilst ill and back to reading books.  The cough mixtures did not work and i stopped them once she started on the honey and honeycomb. I feel bad that i was not here but in india whilst she was very ill but thank goodness for the honey.

It took two weeks of honey treatment for my mum to really start to get better compared to all the antibiotics and cough mixtures she had for two months to no avail. We noticed less coughing instantly once she started taking the honey before sleeping meaning she finally got a good nights sleep to enable her to start healing.

Honey is a natural antibiotic and has been used for centuries for coughs and colds and other ailments.

When in India there was a small hive in the garden before we could even think about it suddenly it was on the table being cut up into small pieces for all the family to eat. Totally unexpected and very very delicious.

This is quite scary the present flu virus is killing over 4,000 Americans a week – you read right a week! Not only that but only 10% of the flu virus actually works this is very worrying.

from bloomberg below:

“There were 40,414 deaths in the U.S. during the third week of 2018, the most recent data available, and 4,064 were from pneumonia or influenza, according to the CDC data. The number for that week is expected to rise more reports are sent to the agency.

It gets worse. The death toll in future weeks is expected to grow even higher because flu activity is still rising—and the number of deaths follow the flu activity. Hospitalization rates are already approaching total numbers seen at the end of the flu season, which may not be for months.”