Say Good-bye to Cold and Flu Season
By Teresa Richter, ND
With cold weather comes cold and flu season. We see it coming every year. The CDC tries to prepare flu shots to prevent the public from getting the flu. The main flaw with getting a flu shot is that they can only predict what strains they think may be prevalent in the upcoming season and try to vaccinate against those. It does not protect your from all strains of the flu. Many that are vaccinated still end up getting the flu every year. The common cold and other viruses are also out there circulating, waiting for your immunity to dip. Your best defense against all illness causing viruses and bacteria is to be prepared and to stay healthy. It is much easier to prevent illness than try to shorten its duration once it occurs. The following are some simple, yet essential things to keep you and your family strong and healthy.
With these easy suggestions, you can help protect the health of yourself and your family for the next few months. The more prepared you are, the less likely it is that you will come down with something.
Dr. Teresa Richter
Dr. Teresa Richter is a graduate of Bastyr University. She completed her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine as well as a Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences at Bastyr University.