Flu

Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

Another cold and flu season is upon us and many areas of our country are being hit hard already. Even our son-in-law was one the many folks in Massachusetts who needed the help of antibiotics to fight off a flu-related complication. It was also devastating to hear about the 17-year-old athlete who died…

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7 Ways To Survive Cold and Flu Season Naturally

At this time of the year cold and flu season is at full throttle. Not only do cold temperatures tax your immune system, more time spent indoors means increased contact with germs. Being sick not only feels miserable, it takes time away from the things we’d rather be doing. The good news is you can…

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Low Cholesterol Levels Can Hurt Your Immune System

With wintertime cold and flu season coming around, this seems like a good time to remind you that cholesterol is not your enemy. It’s made naturally in the body for many essential purposes, from healthy cell membrane construction to brain function. Plus, your immune system requires cholesterol in order…

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Can a Flu Vaccine Stop Heart Disease?

…recent news reports, like I have, which proclaim that getting a flu vaccine not only prevents the flu—it can also prevent heart disease. In fact, these new findings which were released by the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress says that a flu shot can reduce the risk of a major cardiac event by 50% and…

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Chicken Soup for the Lungs—A Natural Cold & Flu Treatment

Every year around this time I get many questions about the best natural cold and flu treatments. This season, I’m trotting out an old remedy: chicken soup. However, it’s not your regular chicken soup. This “souped-up” chicken soup is loaded with hot spices to support your immune system and to…

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With Ebola, Be Cautious But Don’t Feed Into the Hype

…toxins from your body. Dosage: 1,000 mg daily may shorten and eliminate flu-like illnesses.* * High-Dose Resveratrol: This popular and powerful antioxidant, found abundantly in red grape skins, impairs the replication of flu cells. Dosage: 250 mg daily with dinner.* * High-Dose Curcumin: Curcumin is…

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The Health Benefits of Saunas

…at home nearly every day. I experience the health benefits of sauna after exercising, to relax before bed, or if I feel I might be fighting anything flu-like. I head into the sauna with a towel for my face, wearing my old familiar sweats from my football and wrestling days, so my body discharges water…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

When you gather with family and friends around the dinner table at Thanksgiving, it’s hard not to feel grateful for the people in your life. It’s a healthy feeling that we should carry with us all year long with good reason: Being grateful can heal your heart. This is a message I’ve shared…

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How Thanksgiving Heals the Heart

How often do we take the time to actually name the people and things we’re grateful for? Probably not often enough. But having an “attitude of gratitude,” which is what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about, is important to your emotional and physical health. It filters how you see the world…

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Summer Hazard #1: Tick-Borne Illnesses

…for ticks, and found none. Day two his temperature rose again, and waxed and waned throughout the day and evening. Thinking his body was fighting the flu-bug that was going around, his parents supported rest, along with fluids to bolster his fading appetite. . Day 3, the same temperature, malaise, headache…

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