Flu Prevention

Effectiveness of Flu Vaccines Questioned

…which is casting serious doubt on flu vaccine efficacy in general. Yet in the very same report, the CDC still urges everyone over the age of six months to be vaccinated. It’s ridiculous. How to Prevent the Flu Since you can’t count on the effectiveness of flu vaccines—especially, this year—what…

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Try ‘Natural Nyquil’ This Cold and Flu Season

When it comes to cold and flu season, prevention is the best medicine. But sometimes the most diligent efforts fail and you catch a cold or flu bug anyway. The first thing most people do when they experience signs of a cold or flu is reach for over-the-counter medications. Although these meds might…

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Top Treatments for Sinus Infections

…from nausea 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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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, break open…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…Make 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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The Benefits of Zinc: Essential for Optimal Health

…hours of 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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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 obesity…

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Three Healing Oils to Add to Your Arsenal

…for 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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