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Immune Support for Flu Season

What do decreased sunshine, increased sugar and lots of stress have in common? They’re the reason for what’s called ‘flu season’, also known as the time between October and April when viral respiratory infections are common. How can you avoid falling victim to the seasonal cold or a bad flu bug? We’ll let you in on 3 of our top tips for supporting your immune system today and SO MANY MORE at our free webinar on November 25th.

1) Wash your hands.

You think you’re doing it already, you think you’re a pretty clean person. You wash your hands after using the washroom and before you eat, but what about after you get off the bus? After you get out of your car? Did you know your steering wheel is a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria? Gross. Wash your hands more frequently and avoid touching your nose and mouth to prevent the viruses from entering your body.

2) Stay warm.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the seasonal cold and/or flu can often be caused by an “invasion of cold” (so, mom was right, bundle up!). You can wear more clothing or you can warm up your body by adding spices like cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric and ginger to your meals.

3) Sleep.

Yes, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Getting a good night’s rest is good for more than just your sanity. Your body uses sleep to repair itself. Sleep is a naturally anti-inflammatory process. Get enough, good quality sleep and you’ll be able to fight-off the sniffles. If all else fails and you do get sick, be sure to stay home! Don’t spread your cold if you can avoid it and give your body the rest it needs to get you healthy and back on your feet. Trying to battle your way through you cold as though you’re feeling fine doesn’t help you or anyone close to you.

Want more info?

Tune in to our free webinar on November 25th to learn more about immune support for flu season and what to do once you do get sick.

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