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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Elderberry: The Virus Fighter

elderberriesElderberry has been used been used as a natural health remedy for years. Traditionally, the flowers and leaves have been used for pain relief, swelling, inflammation, to stimulate the production of urine, to induce sweating, and even to reduce fever. More and more research is supporting what many natural health practitioners have been saying for a while… that this tiny plant also has strong antiviral properties and may be able to fight off colds and flu.

Elderberry is high in vitamin C, dietary fiber, phenolic acids, flavanols and anthocyanins. More and more research shows that people who have taken elderberries have higher levels of antibodies against the influenza virus, showing that not only may the berry be able to treat flu symptoms, it may be able to prevent influenza infection Continue reading “Elderberry: The Virus Fighter”

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Vitamin D and Melatonin

sleepingThis week, as I’ve listened to newscasters talk about how the flu is taking over America, it struck me that people are getting sick, in part, because they are deficient in melatonin.

Vitamin D and melatonin have something in common. They both strengthen the body’s immune system. Their relative production in the different seasons should complement each other perfectly. But, in our world of technology, they are out of sync. Cancer and all sorts of other diseases can develop if an immune system doesn’t function properly. In this post, you are going to gain an appreciation for melatonin and learn what you can do to normalize your brain’s production of this important hormone. Continue reading “Vitamin D and Melatonin”

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Cold and Flu Season Predicted to Be Worst in Years

flu-seasonAccording to health officials, this season will be one of the worst for flu and colds on record. When tracking the flu, experts look toward the east and if that is any indication of what North America is in for, we are in for a nasty winter.

Australia, Hong Kong, and other areas in the Southern Hemisphere have grappled with one of their worst flu seasons on record. This year the predominant strain, H3N2, is the strain that many health experts say may cause the biggest problems. It’s the same virus that wreaked havoc 3 years ago when the vaccine was a mismatch. Continue reading “Cold and Flu Season Predicted to Be Worst in Years”

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