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February 5th, 2012, 12:13 AM
ElizabethAnn330's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I'm trying prevent my family from catching the flu. I don't think my 4 year old will eat garlic. Is there a way to hide the taste? How much/often would I give a 4 year old? How about an adult? Thanks!

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February 6th, 2012, 10:12 AM
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You can't get too much garlic, really. I got some garlic extract (Kyolic brand I think it is)...it was liquid....I put in the 1/4 tsp with a shot glass of juice...my kids that were taking it (ages 7 and 3) took it fine. If I had a garlic press I'd have just done fresh garlic that way...if they like honey you can mix it with that....you can put it in some applesauce or something....

My now 8 month old had a bad cold...I gave him some (like 4 drops in his baby food once a day) and he took it fine but it did make him have a diaper rash...I guess it was too acidic to be sitting on his skin waiting for a diaper change....otherwise he was great with it.

Anyway...If you plan to do it with fresh I'd say a clove each for the littles...and a couple/few cloves for adults.

Also make sure you are getting plenty of vitamin D3...that is HUGE in avoiding the flu. We take 5000iu a day (my dh and I)...the older two kids get 2500iu, my 6 year old (a shrimp) gets just about 2000iu and my toddler gets 3 drops (there are about 5-6 drops for 2000iu so about half that)....my 8 month old gets 1 drop.

Elderberry juice concentrate is another immune booster and you can take it daily and then up your dose if you get sick. CONCENTRATE is the one you want though not extract....concentrate has ALLL the goodies in it still not just some of them. And it goes down really easily (mixed with juice or diluted with water and add some honey or agave to sweeten it cause it's TART)....
Momma to Emma, Elzie, Gretchen, Olive, and Rogan

We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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