Cold & Flu season is here once again and many are looking for an alternative to the flu shot, which has historically had a low effective rate. In fact, for 2016-2017, the CDC is advising AGAINST the use of the nasal mist due to concerns of effectiveness.
Here are my top recommendations for natural immunity boosters, vitamins, and supplements that have been scientifically shown to fight the flu virus. These items are suitable for both adults and children. For this reason, you will find that most of these items are in liquid or chewable form.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. These are simply home remedies that I have researched on my own and applied to my family for health and wellness. I have included links to scientific research that you may read for more information.
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2. Vitamins - Vitamin D, C, and zinc can be taken daily or when symptomatic to decrease upper respiratory infections, fight viruses, shorten cold symptoms by 40%, and reduce antibiotic use.
5. Essential Oils - If you are brand new to essential oils, check out my getting started post. During the winter months, we diffuse Germ Fighter and Immune Booster every night while we sleep. This diffuser is simple to use and includes a night light as well as a timer. Simply place a few drops of your essential oil into the water and turn it on. You can also purchase pre-diluted roll ons to take with you on the go to rub on your wrists or neck.
Here's to staying happy and healthy the natural way this winter!
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Staci Bishop, CD, HCHD