Nature’s Flu Shot – A Natural Way to Prevent the Flu

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Flu season is just about here and I often hear people saying they’re getting the flu shot or need to go get one, but not me! I’m protecting myself from the flu naturally by taking a super nutrient packed mixture that I like to call nature’s flu shot!

This recipe contains fresh real food ingredients that will naturally boost your immune system and help protect you from the flu. I use a combination of eating a highly nutritious diet and supplementing with this nature’s flu shot in place of getting a flu shot, which can be hazardous to your health.

Why Flu Shots Cause More Harm than Good

Many people follow their doctors’ advice to get a flu shot without thinking twice, but do they even know what’s being injected into their body or the side effects it can cause? As with most medications and vaccines that physicians push, they rarely ever mention the harmful effects they can cause.

Flu vaccines contain toxic ingredients such as heavy metals and mercury. This past year, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) have also been added to list of harmful ingredients in flu shots.

According to this study, flu vaccines only prevent the flu in 1.5% of adults. Flu shots also come with serious health risks including: immunosuppression, increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, neurological disorders, autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, seizures, miscarriages, and death.

Nature’s Flu Shot Can Aid in Preventing the Flu Naturally!

There are several ways to help prevent the flu naturally and one of the best ways is to boost your immune system with real food, in addition to getting adequate sleep and limiting stress.

What’s in this recipe? Super food ingredients including: turmeric, cayenne pepper, ginger, raw honey, and lemon. Turmeric is a super-spice that contains a high amount of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties,  which stimulate the immune system. Ginger and raw honey are also powerful immune boosters that have antibiotic effects and are effective in fighting inflammation.

With all of these ingredients combined, this nature’s flu shot is the ultimate immune boosting remedy.

Nature’s Flu Shot Recipe


  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 3-5 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (see it here)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger (preferably fresh and grated)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder (see it here)
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric (see it here)
  • 1 cup of water

How to Take Nature’s Flu Shot:

Combine all ingredients and stir well.
Take daily!

I usually make this nature’s flu shot fresh each day. When the ingredients are consumed fresh, they contain the most nutrients. The recipe comes out to being about a cup of super nutrient packed juice, so instead of taking it all at once, I take about 1/4 cup at a time, several times throughout the day!

How do you prevent the flu?


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  1. Nancy Cole says

    love this recipe…earlier, someone posted a question about flu shots. The negative remarks made me post my age, and refusal for the shots and all. I was just trying to post tis on face book, on my timeline.

    As we get older, the less we have time and money for the ‘shots’ and their affects. Our youth need to understand more about man made anything, get back to the way we were created and take better care of ourselves. Youth, any one 50 and younger, I am 77.-

    Thank you for your serving us old folk with good ideas, backing what we believe and reading..:-)

      • cj says

        As a microbiologist and epidemiologist, I recommend that providing “health advice” that stresses the dangers of vaccination is both unethical and damaging to immune compromised, elderly, and young children; notably, these patients are most likely to be hospitalized and die from complications of the flu and there is no “natural” prevention for a virus other than inoculation by antibodies to the immune system. As in hepatitis, polio, measles, and whooping cough, many of these vaccines are now mercury-free as well as preservative-free, and I just wanted to caution you that whilst it is FANTASTIC to encourage people to naturally boost their inherent immunity with herbs and vitamins, that acquired immunity saves lives, and prevents deaths. Just a thought….

        • Faith says

          My dad is 90 he ate veggies,fruit occasional meat, lots of water ,natural remedies from carribean all his life till now,keeps active..walking daily. He never took the flu shot .has never had flu ,cold all his life. He would take care of me and my mon when we got sick,and we took the flu shot.I understand your professional point of view but I have seen first hand what this can do and he was doing this all his life .It works. He is strong has his mind and health still going strong…a 48 yr old mom.

        • lindsay says

          My son had the whooping cough. We denied all vaccines. When we found out he had the whooping cough we chose to do natural remedies to remove whooping cough. Now he is free of whooping cough and has a very strong immunity to it. And in my family vaccines have a reverse effect. Which includes deaths because of vaccines. I don’t think I want a baby embryo in myself and my son. Ant BTW Tue flu is a viral infection. Antibiotics are not going to help it! It has to run its course. I had it two years ago, no vaccine, and just rested. Now I have a strong immunity to it. Garlic is very pontent. The average time for a cold is around 5 days. When using garlic, raw garlic, it will cut your cold down to last around on 1 1/2 days.

          Now there are some people who are born with very low immunity systems. Some that do need the help of a vaccine. However, let’s agree to disagree. Everybody is different. I’m sure our nipples don’t look the same. Of course they don’t. I’m not you and you aren’t me.

          • lindsay says

            We are to get our shots updated ever so often because the wise people don’t put chemicals like that is our body and our immunity grows stong when we come across an illness. For say if a sick person with the whooping cough comes across someone who has the whooping cough vaccines, that vaccine is no longer good because the current strand will be stronger than the previous. Now if the majority of the health field would teach about natural remedies we would not continue in having these health issues. Just my two cents and facts.

        • Danielle says

          CJ, your comments are typical of someone who has accepted the propaganda fed to the masses by big pharma, about a claimed ‘need’ for vaccines. It’s a myth- a proven myth. Get over it- or at least don’t try and tell us that you know better, just because of your studies. Plenty of us study and have experience in the area of health.

        • Amy Greer says

          As a microbiologist, your viewpoint is biased toward science. We’ll stick with natural remedies. Thanks.

  2. Angie says

    Linda, I ususally put together something like this when I feel the flu coming on, whatsoever. Take it everyday until the symptoms are gone. These natural remedies will fix sickness much better than you think.

    I love the natural way and am all for natural healing. Pharmaceutical companies are only in it for the money, they don’t care about your health. I wish more people were educated on this. /:

  3. may says

    I’m totally with you here. My husband is in the army and they are required to get a flu shot each year, but I am not a fan. However, I clicked on the link the study and in the summary of its findings it seemed to say the shot was “moderately” effective. I did not see the 1.5% number…. Did I miss something? The study did say effectiveness is lacking and studies studying effectiveness news to increase…

  4. Tolunay says

    This recipe looks good, but I cant get acces to organic lemons so I have to leave that one out. I got raw honey from the store, its cold pressed and tastes different than other so called honey. In the near future I want to taste raw honey, never had raw honey I think.

    I also have a good recipe that I have been using for a over 6 months now.
    It wakes me up in the morning to go to school and stay focused.
    At night it seduces you to sleep lol. Also very nutrient dense.

    1 tsp turmeric
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cayenne ( most important one, blood circulation etc)
    Little piece of ginger
    Pinch of black pepper
    Sometimes I add lemon if its organic

    Boil 2 cups of water, then add the everything in the pan.
    Let it stay there on low heat for a few minutes.
    Enjoy and drink 2-3 times a day :)

    • Tolunay says

      And I am grateful for your garlic post I discovered back in May.
      I only had 1 major headache back in September but that was because I slacked a little bit and I wasnt taking garlic,turmeric and all that for a week or something.
      It really works! It has far more benefits then only not getting sick!

  5. says

    Have you thought about Vitamin D supplementation as a way to prevent colds, rather than getting colds and using allopathic measures like remedies? It’s possible that colds/influenza/etc. are symptomatic of Vitamin D deficiency – Dr. Mercola’s written a thought-provoking article on this:
    Anyway, seems worth it to treat the colds at the source and prevent them, and then have this recipe in your back pocket if you do happen to get one. Since supplementing large doses of Vitamin D, though, I haven’t had a cold in over three years. Used to get them all the time.


    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Devin, thanks for mentioning vitamin D, that is another great way to boost the immune system and prevent the flu.

    • Andrea says

      Good question! I would also like to know if it is good for children? I have 4 and do not get them flu shots. What does this taste like? Will they even drink it if they can? LOL

      • says

        I wouldn’t give it to your baby- especially under 1, they are not supposed to be given honey because of the risk of infant botululism.
        As for yourself- many of the ingredients women consume in different foods/ cultures. I suggest you speak to your doctor or midwife as well.

        (Ashleigh, doula in training)

      • Lori, Health Extremist says

        We give it to the children in our family, we just decrease the amount and add in fruit or honey to improve the taste.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      We typically eat most of these in our diet, and we just decrease the amount when giving it to children in the family (we also add some more fruit or honey to improve the taste for them). You may want to consider starting out with a smaller amount if you don’t typically eat these foods. I’m not sure what age your child is, but honey should not be given to those under 1 year old.

  6. Jennifer says

    Do you boil the water? I take this concoction when I’m sick but I’ve always made it like a hot tea. Does the temperature of the water matter/make a difference?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      You can have it at room temperature or add the ingredients to tea, I’ve done both. The potency of the nutrients should remain about the same, unless they are boiled in the water for a long period of time.

  7. Kristy says

    I have a similar question to Jennifer, do we boil the mixture? Also I’m assuming it’s the juice of one lemon? Thanks!

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      You can boil the water and add the ingredients to it or have it a room temperature, I make it both ways. Yes, just juice one fresh lemon, preferably organic if possible. :)

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      You can just leave out those ingredients, the honey, ginger and other ingredients are still great immune boosters.

  8. HappyMama says

    Has anyone tried this steeped & strained (like tea)? Or do you need to consume the ingredients whole? Not sure I can stomach that (also pregnant) :) Thanks!

  9. Tracy S. says

    Thank you so much for posting this. I had mixed feelings about getting myself and my daughters the flu shot this year. I had been reading more and more about why not to get them, I am highly against GMO’s (which I had no idea were in the shots until I read your article!), and I found out my father, one of the healthiest people I know has not gotten a flu shot for nearly a decade.
    Just as I was about to say a strong, No!” to the flu vaccine this year, my husband’s uncle died unexpectedly from the flu and it scared my husband so much we agreed our family would get the flu shot. Immediately afterwards my eldest came down with the awful stomach flu, then I got the flu, perhaps because my immune system was already weakened by being between two surgeries for a rare nerve disorder. We sent our daughter back to school for a day and she caught an upper respiratory virus that she had for over two weeks. As a result we’ve decided to homeschool for at least the rest of the year. She’s always been so healthy, and I make essential oil hand sanitizers and natural products at home, but it seems I catch things the germs too late as her school has no policy of teaching kids to cover coughs or wash their hands correctly. It drives me crazy!
    I’m sorry- back to my point, I don’t know what the right answer is about the flu shot. On one hand it killed my husband’s uncle, which has caused my husband much grief, but then we got the shot and half our family members got the flu soon thereafter. Do you suggest to take your flu shot just daily during the winter? Are the measurements adequate for children too, or should I half it or perhaps add more raw local honey to sweeten it more? Thanks so much! Sorry to write so much, but this has been very much on my mind, and I simply do not know what to do.

    • Lori Klein says

      It can be a very difficult decision to make. Personally, I am against ever getting a vaccine (flu-shot or any type) again because of my experience with them in the past. When I was a child, I was fully vaccinated and following a few of the vaccines it destroyed my immune system. Hope you are able to avoid the flu! Yes, I take the natural ‘flu shot’ daily. For children I would definitely cut the recipe in half and as you mentioned, add some raw honey and serve it as warm tea.

    • Kate says

      There is no such thing as “the stomach flu”. Influenza virus only infects the upper and lower respiratory tract. What your child likely had was a norovirus.

  10. Anonymous says

    Have been taking cayenne powder and turmeric for several years about a teaspoon daily. Haven’t had the flu in over 25 years

  11. Anonymous says

    ohhh no i just had a flu shot :( mum makes me have it because i qualify to get it free but if its more damaging i shall tell her that.

  12. Kate says

    I like your site for the recipes, but this page has a lot of misinformation on it. Anecdotal evidence is not evidence. I can’t even begin to take the time to debunk everything, but, just to start, the flu shot does NOT increase Alzheimer’s risk.
    ^That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
    Also, the flu vaccine is contraindicated for pregnant people to begin with…so saying it causes miscarriages – as if the medical field is trying to hide such a fact – is misleading.

    • Kate says

      Also, in regard to the study you posted—there is a difference between infection and disease. People vaccinated against the flu can still be infected with the virus, but are much more likely to be asymptomatic or have much less severe symptoms.

      (sorry, I’m an immunology graduate student–it’s disheartening to put in thousands of hours into research, classes, and understanding how vaccines and diseases work on a molecular level, only for the general public to turn up their noses at science).

      • Rbc says

        It’s is also disheartening to put in hundreds of hours of research as a parent and have our government try to take away parental rights due to such a one sided view! Informed consent is rare on vaccines. No one actually provides the risks when tell parents and patients to get the vaccine. They only review the benefits. NOTHING in medicine is without risk! But parental rights and informed consent should remain intact!

      • Amy Greer says

        Really??? “CDC recommends that pregnant women get a flu shot during any trimester of their pregnancy to protect themselves, their unborn babies, and their newborn babies from flu. The nasal spray vaccine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.Oct 16, 2015” You might wanna try again. I completely agree with Rbc.


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