Cold and Flu season has arrived; manage your way through this naturally with these clinically proven methods.

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Cold and Flu season has arrived; manage your way through this naturally with these clinically proven methods.

Well, the doctors all have their get your flu shot signs out, and CVS as well as other pharmacies are advertising this too. That means it is cold and flu season. Nobody wants to get the flu or another type of cold for that matter, but there are ways you can help prevent yourself from getting the latest and greatest bug by doing and consuming some simple things.

Regarding inoculation, who says you need to go to a doctor and have something injected into you that may not be the strain of virus that is actually present in our locality? Did you know that you can go into a crowded place, be exposed to whatever is local and then be done with it? Believe it or not, inoculation does not have to be done by injection and many new inoculations are done by an inhalant.

Another way to assure a stronger immune system, the key to staying healthy (vs. being a germophobes), is to exercise your immune system. Doorknobs are some of the dirtiest places as well as our kitchens, even though we are unaware that they are. Overusing hand sanitizers prevents your immune system from exercising itself because you decrease the amount of immunities you develop when you do not come in contact with as many bacteria’s and viruses. While you may from time to time experience some symptoms (the immune system at work), that is healthier than coming down with every local bug that your body is unprepared for.

If you do find yourself coming down with something, you should consider our cold survival kit which you can read more about here

Here are some other suggestion for avoiding the next cold and helping your immune system

8 Natural Flu-Fighting Antivirals

Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 07:42 PM By Sylvia Booth Hubbard

The cold and flu season is here. Even though Old Man Winter hasn’t officially arrived, he barged in the back door bringing colder-than-usual weather to many parts of the United States Thanksgiving week. The cold weather, combined with stress and holiday crowds, will raise the risk of colds and flu for weeks to come. You can fight back by keeping your immune system in tip-top order by making sure your diet is rich in antivirals — powerful natural immune enhancers.
“Antivirals are the newest substances to be found in nature, possessing even more disease-fighting power than antioxidants,” says fitness expert Tosca Reno, author of Your Best Body Now.
However, antivirals do much more than just shield you from colds and flu. Their anti-inflammatory properties are powerful immune boosters that can help protect you from the disease of aging, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular disease.
Use antivirals on a daily basis to keep your immune system strong and to treat various ailments, or use as preventives when you’ve been exposed to disease-causing viruses.
“You can’t get enough of these incredible antivirals,” Reno says. “They should be on the top of your radar every day, at any age, because of their strong disease-fighting, age-proofing, and immune-system-boosting properties.”
Enjoy the following eight antivirals as a part of your daily diet, or buy them as supplements and follow directions on the label. Either way, Reno says, you’ll be giving your health a boost.
Turmeric. Turmeric contains the antiviral curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and helps to prevent many deadly diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and Parkinson’s. One study at the University of California, Los Angeles, found curcumin may treat Alzheimer’s by slowing the build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain.

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