Homeopathy was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. It is popularly used as an alternative medicine in most of Europe and the United States is finally catching on! I have been using homeopathic medicine for over 10 years. It was actually my only form of medicine used in the birth and labor of my son. I continue to use it as my first resource for any ailment my family or I have. Homeopathic remedies don't just cover up the problem, they cure the symptoms. Like cures like. Substances that actually cause the symptoms of a disease in a healthy person, will cure that disease in a sick person. There is a homeopathic remedy called "Winter Tonic". It has every illness from 1918 to the present. It is updated every year and has no negative side effects, unlike other medicine or over the counter drugs that are not natural and full of toxic chemicals. This is safe for both children, adults, including pregnant and nursing Mothers, but always talk to your doctor before taking any new medicine. With flu season here, a lot of Americans get the flu shot in hopes that it will keep them safe from all the different flu viruses each winter. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee and I have seen people that get the flu shot still end up getting the flu virus! This alternative medicine is affordable and easy for the whole family and best of all, it is natural. Here are some tips on how to take homeopathy. 1. Avoid eating or drinking before and after taking the remedy. 2. Avoid touching the tablets with your hands. Use a spoon or the cap and put directly under your tongue to dissolve. 3. For babies or young children you can dilute in a little bit of water on a spoon or in a glass. Kids may also chose to chew them then swallow instead of waiting for them to dissolve. 4. It is best to avoid coffee, chocolate, eucalyptus, and other strong smelling substances. Also, strong oils or perfumes should be minimized to decrease the possibility of weakening the effect. 5. Winter Tonic is to be taken once a week during the flu season. Follow instructions on each bottle or talk to a certified Homeopathist. Click here to buy Winter Tonic Check out my other post on how to prevent spreading a virus if you do get sick.