The Best New Ways To Avoid The Cold And Flu

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You knew it was coming: Flu season’s back, and there’s no telling how mild or wild it will be (remember swine flu?). “The severity of each season is unpredictable,” confirms Karen K. Wong, MD, an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Same goes for ye olde common cold, […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: How I Learned Stress Really Does Cause The Sniffles

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I’ve heard many times that stress is one of the largest causes of illness. I always thought that sounded strange. Surely coming into contact with a bug, eating poorly and not exercising, not washing your hands diligently, etc. were what really caused you to catch the sniffles. This week, however, caused me to think about […]

Season to Boost Your Immune Power

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Cold and flu season is just around the corner, but, for some reading this, it has already hit in full force! The immune system plays a powerful role in our body; it’s constantly on guard, attacking and destroying foreign invaders likes bacteria and viruses and ensuring we don’t get sick. Certain things are beneficial for […]

Avoiding the Flu Naturally

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As summer turns to fall, the cold and flu season is upon us and there are some simple things you can do at home to prevent colds and flus. Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after eating or preparing food, when getting home from outside, and after […]

It’s That Time Of Year – Never Get That Nasty Cold Again!

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Women may have stronger immune systems than men do, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, but we still get hit with an average of three colds a year. Defy those odds by building up your natural defenses. Pop a Probiotic The buzz around gut-friendly probiotics just got a little louder. Not only […]