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Six Ways to Protect yourself against the Winter Flu!

13 Feb 2012, by Dr. Marnie Wachtler in Health Information

Winter is here !

ProlotherapyDo you come down with the flu as soon as the leaves start to change color or the snow starts to fall? Below are some surefire ways to reduce your chances of getting the flu this year.

Get a Natural Flu Shot: Scientific evidence confirms 41% more protection with the use of Engystol and Gripp-Heel, two natural and safe remedies for preventing colds and flu. These medicines are available in an oral liquid form for children, and as an injection for people 12 year of age and older.

Wash Your Hands Regularly: Washing your hands regularly will decrease the likelihood of spreading a virus, or to other people. Use a simple chemical-free soap found at your local health food store.

Don’t Let Stress Become Overwhelming: We all face stressors everyday, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off the flu and other illnesses. Find a favorite activity that relieves stress, and make it a part of your daily life.

Get Enough Rest: If your body is overly fatigued, it will be harder for it to fight the flu. Regular rest will keep you strong and ensure that your body has the strength to fight off any potential invaders.

Avoid Sugar: Sugar decreases the function of your immune system almost immediately, and a strong immune system is the key to fighting off viruses and other illness, including the flu.

Exercise and/or Infrared Sauna: When you exercise or sit in a warm sauna, you increase your circulation and blood flow throughout the body. Your immune cells are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it has a chance to spread.

Gaia Naturopathic Health clinic offers a safe, effective natural alternative to the traditional flu shot. Contact us today to schedule your 10 minute appointment. Cost is $20.00 for a natural flu shot.

Contact us @ 475-2120 or gaiahealth@gmail.com