Cold and Flu Season Support

fruitPracticing a daily self-care routine is vital to your emotional, mental and physical well-being. Prioritizing healthy habits builds a solid foundation and is at the heart of creating and maintaining optimal health. Your nutrition, diet, exercise and lifestyle practices are particularly important when it comes to bolstering your immunity during cold and flu season. Having a strong immune system is your best defense against infections and provides you with greater resiliency if you happen to catch a bug.

Top 10 Healthy Habits to Best Support You During Cold and Flu Season
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Supplement Like a Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

venus williamsTennis icon Venus Williams recently shared some of her inside tips for keeping her healthy and strong while on the road. Beyond eating a balanced diet, which includes lots of greens and fiber, she says that prioritizing sleep and recovery time helps her mind and body work at its highest potential. And, because Venus says that she cannot afford to get sick, she always travels with her kit of must-have supplements.

The tennis star’s regimen includes olive leaf extract, oregano oil, garlic, lysine, and vitamin C. Continue reading “Supplement Like a Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist”

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Allergies, Sinusitis or Cold? Here’s How to Tell and What to Do to Feel Better

sneezeSneezing, runny nose, sore throat, itchy eyes, coughing… Sound familiar? For a lot of people, when these uncomfortable symptoms hit, it can be difficult to know whether it’s allergies, sinusitis or a cold. While these conditions can produce similar symptoms, there are some key differences to be aware of. Knowing the cause of your respiratory distress is the first step to finding relief. Once you know what the culprit is, supporting your body as quickly as possible with the best remedies is the next important step to feeling better, fast.

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Cold or Allergies – How Do You Know?

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My neighbor has been struggling with a cough, scratchy throat and runny nose for 2 months. She can’t figure out if it’s a cold or allergies. She is not alone. Fall is a prime time for allergies, but it’s also the time when you start to get more colds, thanks to kids bringing back all sorts of germs from school.

While colds and allergies share common symptoms, their origin is different. A cold occurs when a virus enters the body. Symptoms are a reaction to your immune system’s fight against the infection.

Meanwhile, allergies are an adverse reaction to a substance caused by an overactive immune system. Continue reading “Cold or Allergies – How Do You Know?”

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5 Tips for Winter Sinus Health

sinus-healthWe often think of sinus problems being at their worst in the spring and summer months, but did you know that winter can also be a difficult time for sinus sufferers? Winter brings cold temperatures and damp weather, illnesses such as colds and the flu, more time spent indoors around dry air and potential allergens such as dust, pet dander, smoke, scented candles, as well as mold on Christmas decorations, and holiday festivities that often include the overindulgence of sugar and alcohol. All of these factors can lower your immunity and cause inflammation of your nasal passages and create a breeding ground for bacterial infections.

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