Cold and Flu Season
Cold and Flu Season: natural remedies you should have on hand
Having second thoughts about the flu shot? Dr. Julie Barter's experience says there are natural remedies that work a lot better than the flu shot. Here are a few:
Oscillococcinum - even though no one can pronounce it, it works!
Give a 1/4 of a tube full at the first sign of flu and twice daily until feeling better. You can also take it as a flu preventer. For prophylactic use, take 1/4 tube-full once weekly if people around you are ill.
Obesogens – 5 things you didn’t know made you fat.
Bet you didn't know that a whole list of things you encounter every single day are making you retain or gain unwanted weight. Check out this list and how to avoid them:
Three Essentials for Immune Health
Immune function is really a combination of many body systems. Here are three simple things you can do to help make sure your immune system is in good shape:
Get 8 or more hours of sleep nightly. Your immune system does most of its house-cleaning at night. This is when your body kills abnormal (cancerous) cells, and does most of its work to beat viruses and bacteria. The immune system doesn't really ramp up to its full capacity until you've been asleep at least 5 hours!
Don't eat sugar. This means the refined white stuff which is a drug! White blood cell (immune cell) function is significantly impaired for about 4 hours following sugar consumption. Seriously!
Exercise outdoors. This goes for adults and kids. Get your Vitamin D naturally - from the sun! Most people tested in this office are deficient in Vitamin D due to indoor lifestyles. Fresh air and moving around promote natural detoxification and anti-depressant mechanisms in the body.