Flu Prevention

Reader Remedies for Colds and Flu

…You can find Oscillococcinum in drug stores and health food stores. Cold and Flu Remedy #6: Eucalyptus Oil for Upper Respiratory Congestion I have reaped the benefits of cheap, effective eucalyptus oil to prevent upper respiratory infections. I used this oil for five days, and rather than weeks…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

You are likely familiar with some of the benefits of vitamin D, including its ability to help prevent osteoporosis and colds and flu. But here are six other ways optimal levels of vitamin D can help improve or support your health, and why supplementing with vitamin D is so important. * Abdominal…

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10 Natural Home Remedies That Cost Just Pennies

…teaspoon powdered ginger. For motion sickness, take three or four hours before travel. Natural Home Remedy #4 Chicken soup actually improves cold and flu symptoms. It has anti-inflammatory properties and improves mucus flow. Natural Home Remedy #5 For relief from a burn, insect bite or sunburn,…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…sure your blood level of vitamin D is in the optimal range. You may not realize what a toll the dark days of winter levy on our health. Cold and flu season arrives. Depression rates soar. Aches and pains, as well as autoimmune disorders, tend to flare up. Fracture incidence increases. Heart attack…

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10 Reasons to Incorporate Green Tea Into Your Daily Routine

…effective for preventing and treating arthritis. * Support your immune system. One study found that green tea can block the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from attaching to healthy immune system cells. And Japanese researchers discovered that 3–5 cups of green tea per day reduced flu by 46…

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Health Benefits of Traditional Holiday Favorites

…quell nausea, but it has been used in traditional medicine to cure a variety of ailments ranging from colds and flu to motion sickness and digestive woes. Ginger improves cold and flu symptoms by stimulating perspiration and warming the body from the inside. It also helps keep the respiratory tract…

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The Benefits of Zinc: Essential for Optimal Health

…symptom onset. What’s more, the same review found that daily, 10–15 mg doses of zinc taken for five months or longer actually helped prevent colds in children. At the first sign of a cold, I suggest you start taking 75 mg of zinc daily. You can get this amount through a combination of a…

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Top Treatments for Sinus Infections

…and yeast infections to deadly super-bugs. But if drugs don’t work as treatments for sinus infections, what does? Let’s start with prevention. Humming to Ward Off Sinus Infections Are you one of those people who hums as you go about your day? In addition to filling the air with song, you…

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Three Healing Oils to Add to Your Arsenal

…these products in health food stores and drugstores or order at olbas.com. Use as directed. Healing Oil #2: Oregano Is Also Effective for Colds, Flu, and Other Illnesses You probably use oregano to season your favorite Italian recipes, but this herb has been extolled for its germ-fighting abilities…

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