2. Stay hydrated with plenty of pure clean water.
3. Eat healthy organic nutritious food -- lots of vegetables and fruits -- and avoid sugary foods and drinks which compromise the immune system. (Not always easy when Halloween, the Holidays and Valentine's Day all happen during cold and flu season!)
4. Do what you can to minimize stress. Try "The Relaxation Response" or some form of meditation. Get physical exercise -- walking and regular movement counts -- and get plenty of sleep.
5. Reduce your exposure to household toxins by choosing effective, earth friendly cleaning and laundry products. When you need to disinfect, use Get Clean Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes and/or Concentrated Basic-G Germicide.
6. Take the right nutritional supplements DAILY. I use and recommend Shaklee for consistently pure, safe and effective supplementation.
- Vita-Lea is an excellent multivitamin/multi-mineral supplement. Vitalizer is an even better foundation. Add extra Vitamin C and Vitamin D3.
- Take Nutriferon DAILY for optimal defense against colds, flu, viral and bacterial infections, environmental allergies, asthma, and other health challenges. A blend of four clinically proven herbal extracts, Nutriferon keeps your immune system functioning at optimal levels by prompting the body's natural production of interferon and increasing the activity of the immune system cells.
- Keep Shaklee's Defend & Resist Complex on hand and take it at the first signs of a runny nose, ticklish throat, etc. The sooner the better! Swallow, chew, take them like a lozenze or make into a tea. Children can take them too and love how they turn their tongues purple! Take D&R for 5 to 7 days. It is not intended for daily use.
- Don't forget the Garlic! Use the real thing in cooking or take a supplement!
6. If you do get a cold or flu*, don't stop doing any of the above! You might need to do/take a little more. Be good to yourself, stay home and take the time you need to rest and recover. Be considerate of others and be sure to cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.
*Note: An excellent safe and effective homeopathic remedy best taken in the early stages of the flu is Oscillococcinum.