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17 Natural Ways to Fight the Flu

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Looking for ways to fight the flu? You’re really going to like this article.

Hey I’m Damian – resident survival expert at Concerned Patriot. I’ve been asked to take over the blog, so today I want to talk to you about natural ways you can combat the flu.

We’re getting into that time of year where people are starting to get sick. Really sick. Sick from the flu.

This is one of the least fun ways to spend an afternoon. Symptoms include things like fever, chills, cough, congestion, tiredness, headaches, aches, and a runny nose. However, unlike the common cold, this can leave you on the couch for days, or even weeks at a time.

What’s even more unpleasant about the flu is that it kills people. Every year, the flu kills thousands of people worldwide. And doctors aren’t quite sure what to do, or how to stop it.

Although there’s no cure for the flu, there are ways to prevent it. Sure, one of the ways people will tell you is to get a flu shot. However, in an SHTF event, it’s unlikely that there will be doctors and/or pharmacies around to administer the shot.

And, if your only source of protection from the flu is a shot, you’re in for a world of hurt.

Thankfully, you can depend on other resources to fight this disease – things that may just be of use once a crisis hits. That’s why I want to introduce you to these…

17 Natural Ways to Fight the Flu

1 – Eat Garlic. Garlic is a nutritional powerhouse, containing tons of antioxidants, as well as antiviral, antimicrobial, and antibiotic properties. It even relieves nasal congestion. Work it into your cooking and be sure to use fresh garlic to get these benefits.

2 – Don’t Touch Your Face. This gives germs easy access into your eyes, nose and mouth. Once they’re there, they can easily get into your body and begin to make you sick.

3 – Eat Medicinal Mushrooms. And no – I’m not talking about drugs. Chinese and Japanese doctors have been using and recommending medicinal mushrooms for hundreds of years, thanks to their excellent at strengthening the immune system. With a blend of shiitake, maitake, and reishi mushrooms, these will help you feeling better in no time.

4 – Invest In Baby Wipes. You’re not always going to be by a sink to wash your hands and face. So carry baby wipes, and use these to wipe off your face, hands, neck, and any other body part. You should also use these to wipe off the steering wheel when you get in the vehicle. But, if you’re a parent, you know how many brands of wet wipes there are. And these are NOT created equal. Watch the video below, where two guys rate and review baby wipes for a survival (or any) situation.

5 – Take Andrographis Supplements.  Andrographis is a plant typically found in Asian countries that is basically a miracle worker. Not only does it help prevent influenza, but it also eases digestion issues, and reduces liver conditions and fevers. It soothes sore throats, and even detoxifies the blood and strengthens the immune system.

6 – Take Showers. If you can afford it, rinse off your body throughout the day – especially if you’ve been in a disease-ridden area. Put on clean, dry clothes afterward. For SHTF situations this can be as easy as filling a black trash bag with water, letting it heat up in the sun, and then poking holes in it and running the water over you.

7 – Take Elderberry Syrup. A teaspoon of this syrup is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Elderberry is also an antihistamine, making it perfect for combatting germs and disease. Swallow the syrup for relief from sinus pain and chronic fatigue.

8 – Eat Your Fruits and Veggies. Both of these have innumerable vitamins, minerals, and nutritional benefits. So, suffice it to say that if you think you need these when you’re healthy, you need them even more when you’re sick.

9 – Eat More Ginger. This natural root acts as a powerful decongestant and antihistamine, which makes it ideal for fighting the flue. Boil the ginger to make a tea (serve with honey and lemon), or add it to stir-fries for a pungently pleasant aroma and flavor.

10 – Wash Your Hands After Going To The Bathroom, and Before Preparing Food. Hand washing isn’t sexy, and it doesn’t have a ton of advertising and publicity behind it like other remedies do. But it’s been proven to remove germs off your hands. Use soap, warm water, and scrub your hands for 20 seconds before rinsing. (Pro Tip: Hum the song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” all the way through – this is about the amount of time you need to scrub).

11 – Drink Lots Of Water. When you’re sick, your body often produces more sweat than usual. That, coupled with all the drainage from your nose can leave you dehydrated. Keep drinking water to prevent dehydration. This will also help flush out toxins in the body.

12 – Drink Echinacea Tea. This amazing herb contains both antiviral and antibacterial properties. It also help increase your white blood cell count, allowing your body to fight off infection more quickly. You can also get echinacea in extracts or supplements.

13 – Get Your Sleep. Yes, sleep is hard to come by when SHTF (let alone in day-to-day life). However, getting as much of it as you can is imperative to your health. Remember, less sleep leads to a weakened immune system, making it that much harder for your body to recover.

14 – Use Hand Sanitizer. Touching things everyone else has been, too? Use hand sanitizer every time. The liquid will kill off disease, and will prevent you from getting sick. Keep mini bottles of this stuff in your bug out bag – it’s going to come in handy way more often than you think.

15 – Quit Smoking. Not only is smoking terrible for your lungs as it is, but it also decreases your body’s ability to resist respiratory illnesses. Not to mention, it makes the sickness much worse on your body if you do become sick. Plus, when SHTF, you’re likely not going to buy cigarettes from a store anyhow, so you might as well kick the habit now and save yourself the trouble.

16 – Use A Paper Towel To Open Doors & Turn Handles. Then throw the towel away. This helps keep germs and bacteria on the towel, and not on you. Other options include your shirt (if it’s clean), a washcloth, or any other clean piece of material.

17 – Take Honeysuckle Forsythia. This nine-herb combination includes licorice (for sore throat and cough), peppermint (for clearing nasal passages), Jing Jie (stimulates perspiration to clear out toxins), and Lu Gen (gives relief to the stomach and lungs).

**BONUS: Already Have The Flu? Ways To Get Better Faster**

You got the flu, huh? You’re probably feeling miserable right now, and wondering if you’ll ever get better. Well, the good news is, (in addition to the list above) this list of natural remedies can help you feel better, faster. Take a look:

  • Do A Face Steam. Bring water to a rolling boil, and then take it off the heat and put it on a flat surface. Take a towel and put it over your head, allowing you to breathe in the steam. This will not only help unclog your pores, but will also help relieve the congestion and stuffiness. Slowly, deeply, breathe in and out for 15 minutes.
  • Drink Chamomile and Peppermint Teas. Add honey to soothe that raw throat.
  • Eat Chicken Noodle Soup, and Soups Made From Bone Broth. These are age-old remedies that always seem to make us feel better.
  • Add Fresh Ginger and Lemon Juice to Water (Hot or Cold). This will not only make the water taste good, but also brings lots of healing benefits into your drink.
  • Put A Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar In Your Water For Maximum Health Benefits. Add Honey to make it more palatable.
  • Take Vitamin C Tablets. These should be in your bug out bag as well.
  • Drink Teas with Nettle Leaf and Yarrow. Nettle Leaf helps the body hydrate, removes toxins, and contains lots of vitamins. Yarrow is excellent for liver and kidney health, and supports the endocrine system.




( – Joe Biden has decided not to run for reelection.

On Sunday afternoon, Biden declared his plan and promised to provide further details shortly.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

Although Vice President Kamala Harris was expressly endorsed as his successor, he congratulated her in his statement for “being an extraordinary partner in all this work.”

But Biden later gave “my full support and endorsement for Kamala to be the nominee of our party this year” in a statement uploaded on X.

Then, in a powerful message to Democrats, Biden urged them to unite and defeat Trump, emphasizing the importance of collective action in the upcoming election.

Do you believe VP Kamala Harris will be the 2024 Democratic presidential nominee?

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9 Secret Service Failures that Led to Trump Almost Being Assassinated

9 Secret Service Failures that Led to Trump Almost Being Assassinated

( – This past Saturday, during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump came dangerously close to being assassinated in what is believed to be the biggest Secret Service blunder in forty years.

The fact remains that the organization tasked with defending Trump was unable to prevent the gunman, 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, from setting up shop less than 500 feet away, killing Corey Comperatore, a 50-year-old volunteer fire chief, and hitting President Trump in the ear.

Numerous investigations are in progress, but there have been few replies yet. Kimberly Cheatle, the director of the Secret Service, is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

The following nine significant security lapses by the Secret Service that we are now aware of require attention:

1. There was an apparent security concern from the rooftop from where Crooks fired shots at Trump. According to NBC News, the Secret Service had recognized the rooftop as a possible point of vulnerability in the days leading up to the rally.

Why was the building given to local law enforcement and not included in the Secret Service’s inside perimeter? Why wasn’t the building’s perimeter secured? How did rally participants see Crooks ascending to the rooftop and positioning himself before the police could stop him?

When did the Secret Service’s counter-sniper teams learn about him, and why weren’t any of them designated to keep an eye on the rooftop?

2. The Secret Service allowed local police enforcement to be housed inside the structure instead of outside on the roof. According to Cheatle, the choice was to house local law enforcement inside the structure instead of on top of it.

She asserted that the roof’s “slope” was a “safety factor” in the decision. Dan Bongino, a podcast presenter and former Secret Service agent, has dubbed that “bullsh-t.”

In his July 18, 2024, podcast episode, Bongino stated that he had heard from sources that local police snipers were placed inside because they were pitted against counter-snipers and thought they could accomplish the task from the building’s second story.

This raises the question: Why weren’t counter-snipers on the rooftop watching for would-be snipers?

3. The building’s exterior was not secure, which gave Crooks access to the rooftop. Who was guarding the building from the outside or the rooftop from below, even if local police snipers were not stationed on the rooftop?

Did local law enforcement officers have a watch duty at the building? The Washington Post stated that although the agency had planned ahead, local police had informed the Secret Service before Saturday that they did not have the means to place a patrol car and officer outside the facility.

Why didn’t the Secret Service devise a backup strategy? How did Crooks manage to go to the top unhindered and get a direct line of sight with Trump?

4. About three hours before Trump spoke, at around 3 p.m., local law police noticed Crooks near a magnetometer with a range finder. After that, they lost sight of him. Why hadn’t law enforcement or the Secret Service questioned or followed him earlier?

CNN reports that Crooks caused a stir when he passed past magnetometers erected to check participants for the presence of a range finder. This device resembles a tiny pair of binoculars and is frequently used by the military or hunters to locate targets.

According to Bongino, there is disagreement over whether he used magnetometers in real life. Nevertheless, he was supposedly seen close to them.

The questions are: Who saw Crooks using the range finder, and who was informed of the sighting? Why wasn’t he followed up with or questioned at that point?

5. Crooks was not stopped or questioned even though local law enforcement officers reportedly saw him about an hour before Trump was scheduled to speak.

They saw him hanging outside the building, scoping the rooftop, returning with a backpack, and pulling out a range finder. They reported him to a command center.

It is unclear to whom Crooks was reported, whether the Secret Service knew about him then, and why he was not apprehended or questioned in light of his suspicious activity.

How was he permitted to ascend onto the rooftop without being stopped if he was under the notice of the Secret Service or local law enforcement?

6. About 20 minutes before Trump entered the stage, at 5:52 p.m., the Secret Service allegedly saw Crooks on the rooftop. Despite this, the agency did not prevent Trump from taking the platform.

At 5:52 p.m., ABC News reported he was spotted on the rooftop by Secret Service snipers. Why was Trump permitted to speak on stage even though?

When a local police officer observed Crooks on the rooftop sometime around 6:02 p.m., it was said that he pointed his gun at him, which caused him to tumble back down and hurt himself.

Were the Secret Service snipers present when this occurred, and if so, why were they inactive at that time?

7. The Secret Service snipers did nothing before Crooks fired at Trump, even though he had drawn his gun and positioned himself to shoot him.

Why wasn’t he neutralized before he could shoot Trump, even after the Secret Service recognized him as a threat and after he took out a gun and took up position?

Why was there an 11-second delay between Crooks’ initial shot at Trump and the Secret Service snipers’ fatal shot, assuming they had seen him at 5:52 p.m.?

8. Trump arrived on stage at 6:02 p.m., and for ten minutes, no action was taken to remove him from the platform until Crooks was able to open fire on him at 6:12 p.m.

Why wasn’t Trump removed from the stage, even if Secret Service snipers saw Crooks on the rooftop and were unsure of what to do?

Who decided not to try to remove him, and was there an attempt to do so?

9. No drone monitoring was conducted during the event, which would have allowed law police to catch Crooks scaling the rooftop earlier.

Despite the Secret Service’s capacity to request drone monitoring, Bongino claims no drone was used to record the event.

Was that capability requested by the Secret Service? If yes, who disputed it and to what extent?

On Monday, Cheatle—who has acknowledged that she has no plans to retire despite receiving calls for her resignation—will have many questions to respond to.

Should the Secret Service Director be immediately fired?

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( – Over the past eight years, leftists who have called for violence against President Trump and his followers have become all too familiar to us.

Now that an attempt on Trump’s life was foiled at his Pennsylvania rally the previous weekend, we must give these unlawful threats against the former president and his allies more careful thought.

A well-known far-left live streamer named Destiny—a man with a female name—went on a hateful rampage against the late Trump supporter Corey Comperatore during the past week after Comperatore was struck by a bullet that was accidentally fired at the president.

It didn’t take long for blue-haired lefties like Destiny to start joyfully celebrating the death of a Trump fan while lamenting the fact that the assassin didn’t manage to kill the former president.

His words promoting violence led to his (supposedly) demonetization on X, and he was also temporarily suspended from, a well-known streaming service, for making the same heinous statements.

Many conservatives supported Destiny’s right to make such remarks as an example of the First Amendment.

But Destiny changed his tone during the RNC, going from endorsing violence to openly endorsing political assassinations.


After facing a series of personal challenges, including a highly publicized divorce, Destiny suffered a dramatic meltdown.

During an impromptu interview with The Gateway Pundit journalist Elijah Schaffer during the RNC in Milwaukee, WI, the host of The Young Turks, Ana Kasparian, went out of her way to denounce these remarks even though some conservatives were quick to accuse all liberals of thinking the same way.

It’s alarming to see someone with Destiny’s level of popularity advocating for political violence. However, it’s heartening to see progressive colleagues like Ana Kasparian criticize him for his deplorable remarks and serve as a reminder that, occasionally, people have public breakdowns.

Should far-left liberals promoting violence, like Destiny, be immediately de-platformed and demonetized?

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