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US had record flu deaths last year, says CDC

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 01 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4136

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Rx for Flu: Lemons & Limes

We live in the post-antibiotic era of superbugs and superinfections. In my experience, both often respond to organic, fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice. Both lemons and limes are excellent sources of Vitamin C, and both are natural antibiotics and antiviral agents. I recommend 1/4 tsp of lemon or lime juice in a large glass of water 3 times a day for 1-2 weeks. To quote Hippocrates, "Let food be your medicine."

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 October 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA