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Dr. Brian Kerner, DC, QME | Article

Fight Colds & Flu Naturally! Prevention Tips

10/19/2012
Stay Well Naturally!

The cold and flu season is here, but that doesn't mean that you will get a cold or flu. With these tips, you can "Go Natural" and do your part to prevent illness and strengthen your immune system.

*Wash hands often, using natural products. Most cold and flu viruses are spread by direct contact. Clean hands resist germs.

*Sneeze and cough into your sleeve/elbow area. It's the best way to stop the spread of germs. Don't sneeze or cough into your hands.

*Don't touch your face! Cold & flu viruses enter your body through the eyes, nose or mouth. Avoid rubbing your eyes and nose.

*Eat your fruits & veggies (especially dark green, red & yellow). Make sure to get enough Vitamin C. Also, garlic and blueberries are good antivirals.

*Echinacea may help support your immune system.

*Exercise regularly. This helps reduce stress and strengthen your immune system.

*Drink plenty of fluids. Most adults need eight 8-ounce glasses of fluids each day.

*Get adequate sleep. Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

*Reduce stress. Breathe, relax and don't let stresses get the best of you.

*Get adjusted! This is not a time to skip your chiropractic visits. Chiropractic adjustments support healthy immune system function.

We want you to stay healthy, especially during the coming months.

Yours in healh,

Dr. Brian Kerner