Cold & Flu Prevention

Cold & Flu Prevention

It’s that time of year again, back to school and back to routine. We are also entering the cold and flu season, although for some families the sniffling has already started. On average, an adult contracts a common cold virus approximately 2-4 times per year, a school aged child approximately six times, and an infant as many as eight times per year. It is estimated that 40% of time lost from work and 30% of school absences are due to the common cold. 

Certain nutrients have been shown to not only prevent colds but also reduce the length and severity of the symptoms experienced. Some of these immune boosting nutrients include: 

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Tips for preventing the spread of colds and flus

Tips for preventing the spread of colds and flus

There are hundreds of different viruses that can cause the common cold but the most common are from the rhinovirus family. The virus spreads through tiny droplets during coughing, sneezing, and nose-blowing. 

This list provides more ways to protect yourself and prevent the spreading the virus to your friends and family:

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Allergy-Free Naturally

Allergy-Free Naturally

As the weather begins to cool for fall, we can anticipate the beginning of cold and flu season. But before cold and flu season hits, there's allergy season! Having a few tools available for effective allergy management can definitely give you and your loved ones the time and energy to enjoy the beauty of autumn.

When it comes to allergy management, I like to make the distinction between things to avoid on one hand and things to do or add in on the other. Here are my top 10 tips on what to do to minimize the impact allergies can have on the days, and nights of both you and your family

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