Beware of High-Dose Flu Vaccine: Top Doctor Advises

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Older people are being urged this year to get a high-dose version of the flu shot. However, renowned holistic doctor Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., warns that seniors should be cautious about getting this relatively new and stronger version of the flu vaccine. “I’m telling my patients not to be guinea pigs for the drug companies,” he […]

95 percent of people wash their hands improperly: Are you one of them?

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Hand-washing is a daily routine — for most of us — but according to a new study, only a handful of people are properly scrubbing their paws. Michigan State University researchers camped out in public restrooms, and found only 5 percent of people properly washed their hands long enough to kill infection-causing germs and bacteria. […]

Asana Addict Corner – Apanasana (Knees to Chest, or Downward Flowing Energy Posture)

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Recently, I was struck rather forcefully with the Flu of the Century. It rendered me completely at the mercy of my bed and was the kind of bug that made putting my hair into a ponytail the big to-do of the day. In stark contrast to my usual days, even the thought of yoga made […]

Tamiflu is NOT the Drug of Choice to Fend Off the Flu

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Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is approved for treatment of uncomplicated influenza A and B in children one year of age or older. It is also approved for prevention of influenza in people 13 years or older. It is part of a group of anti-influenza drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, which work by blocking a viral enzyme that […]

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, […]

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 […]