Flu Season is Here!

 

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The fall brings an increased incidence of flus and colds for kids and parents as well.  Below is a list of guidelines to increase resistance to infection.

 

  • Exercise Regularly – People who exercise have stronger immune systems than sedentary individuals.
  •  Minimize Sugar Consumption –  Sugar intake is a well-known immune suppressant.
  • Avoid Food Sensitivities –  Consumption of food sensitivities cause a tendency to weakened immunity, low energy and congestion.  If possible get tested and learn to  avoid/treat your food triggers.
  • Manage Stress – Regular meditation can be very helpful. I highly recommend “Dr Wrights Cleaning Our Technique” and/or “Conscious Mind Cleansing” to help clear emotional stress and improve sleep.
  •  Sleep – Go to bed and wake at the same time every day to encourage a proper biorhythym. This will decrease stress on the body and improve sleep quality.  If needed a sleep aid can be taken such as Neurexan, Z12, Chamomile etc.   Women suffering from menopause symptoms may benefit from oral progesterone.
  • Diet Eat a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables, preferably in season. I like to juice apples, carrots and celery in the fall daily.
  •  Nutrient Deficiencies Correct any nutrient deficiencies that you may have. Vitamins A, C, D, and Zinc all play a pivotal role in proper immune function.
  • Immune Tonics – Herbs such as Garlic, Echinacea, Reishi mushroom, Astragalus and Elderberry have wide spread effects on immune function. Some studies suggest that they may also extend life expectancy.
  • Immune Boosting Homeopathics – Homeopathic remedies such and Engystol, Gripp, Lymphdiaral and Pascoeleucyn can help to prevent and treat colds and flus. For an extra powerful boost these also come in an injectable form.
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