5 Natural Ways to Fight the Flu!

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Hello Flu Fighters! I ran across this list of ways to avoid illness this winter: the natural way! Thanks to Meghan Telpner!

Vaccinations are a hot, hot, and very heated topic. We all want to be healthy and we all want to do our best for ourselves and our family to maintain great health throughout the winter season.

Many people believe that vaccines are the way to go, while many others are adamantly opposed.

I wish I could tell you what to do and then your inquiring mind would be settled and you could just carry on your merry way. The challenge is that it is our personal responsibility to do the research and make the decision that we are most comfortable with. No one else can or should do that for you.

My best approach is to do all I can to keep the terrain, my body strong and healthy, and focus on prevention strategies.

5 Ways To Fight Flu Season:

1— Sleep: Optimal sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system.
2— Keep it clean: Wash hands regularly, and use a netty pot to clean out the sinuses.
3— Take the right supplements: Immune modulators like Reishi mushroom is super for ensuring a strong and healthy terrain. Lactoferrin is another powerful immune modulator. It is advisable to take both in supplement form throughout cold and flu season as well as during periods of intense stress.
4— Avoid Sugar and Eat Well: Glucose and vitamin C compete for uptake. The more sugar we eat, the less we are able to absorb vitamin C. Vitamin C increases the activity of our white blood cells including antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities. High dose on immune enhancing foods like red peppers and cucumber- both rich in vitamin C, and culinary mushrooms like shiitakes.
5— Manage Stress: There is no greater hinderance to our health than stress. That’s where stress reduction activities come in. Watch a comedy, go for a walk, sit in a sauna, stretch and breathe deeply and boost your immune function. Mindfulness meditation has been shown in studies to increase circulating antibodies. (reference)
Whether you choose to get vaccinated or not, the above strategies will only work in your favour.

And if you do opt to get a vaccine, be sure to do your research and know exactly what is in that cocktail that is being injected into your blood stream. The recipe changes all the time and it is our right to know what we are being given.

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Author:Monica

I'm a nutritionist, wannabe writer, people-lover, psuedo-vegetarian and occasional model/actress. There have been many twists and turns to my life, but they have led me here, where I am incredibly happy. I am extremely passionate about educating the world on nutrition and health, all the while encouraging laughter and self-acceptance.

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One Comment on “5 Natural Ways to Fight the Flu!”

  1. November 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Quercetin is my GO-TO when it comes to warding off sickness! I believe in it 110% I have been taking it for a long time now and I cannot even remember the last time I got sick! Knock on wood of course, lol! ;)

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