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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The difference between colds, flu's and allergies

The difference between colds, flu's and allergies

Sometimes the symptoms a person experiences can make it difficult to tell if the cause is allergies acting up or an actual pathogen. Distinguishing between whether you have a cold, flu, or an allergy can be difficult as all three can present similarly, with upper respiratory symptoms and are treated differently. 

This table provides few ways to differentiate between colds, flu's and allergies.

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Natural immune boosting tea blend recipe for adults and children

Natural immune boosting tea blend recipe for adults and children

Drinking a warm, soothing cup of tea when feeling under the weather not only provides a medicinal purpose but it also helps put you in a relaxing state. This tea blend can be enjoyed while sitting in a warm bath right before wrapping up and going to sleep. It contains notable immune boosting herbs that are safe for children. 

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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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