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If You Are Considering the Flu Shot, Read This Article First!

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It’s that time of year again! The flu season officially starts in October and peaks in January through March. Each year, as many as 60 million Americans come down with the flu, and an average of 200,000 people are hospitalized with flu-related complications. During this time of year one of the most common questions asked is, 'Should I get the flu shot ?'

Our clinical experience has shown that prevention is best achieved by healthy lifestyle choices and proper supplementation. We would like to share with you how to optimize your immune system during flu season.

Diet

There is no question that a healthy diet is one of the most important lifestyle choices to strengthen your immune system. Eliminating processed sugar is a critical part of any healthy dietary regimen. The ingestion of white or refined sugar (e.g. high fructose corn syrup) causes the white blood cells to become sluggish for hours. On the other hand, natural sweeteners including unrefined cane sugar and honey do not adversely affect the white blood cells. To learn more, refer to Dr. David Brownstein’s book, 'The Guide to Healthy Eating'

Water

Dehydration is a recipe for a poor immune system. Most of the new patients I see are dehydrated, particularly those suffering from chronic illness. Beverages like coffee, juice, and soda are not substitutes for water and worsen a dehydrated condition. Drink plenty of water! There is a simple formula to determine how much water you need. Take your weight in pounds and divide by two. The result is how many ounces of water you should drink each day.

Hygiene

Remember the best advice from our mothers to ‘always wash your hands’! This helps prevent the spread of germs. Numerous studies back her up, showing that simple hand-washing techniques are very effective at decreasing the transmission of the flu.

Exercise

As part of your health regimen, it is important to exercise. Mild to moderate exercise, as little as 20 minutes a day, three times per week, can make a difference.

Sleep

Get 8 or more hours of sleep a night. Your body requires the proper rest to function optimally.

Nutrients

Taking the correct nutrients is equally as important to boost your immune system. These would include the daily intake of Vitamins A, C, D, and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Lauricidin, containing the fatty acid monolauren, may be an effective antiviral product in the prevention of cold and flu, as well. Furthermore, if you become ill from a cold or the flu, increasing the doses of these nutrients may also be very effective.

Resources

By following the lifestyle choices outlined above, you can prevent coming down with the flu, or overcome the flu, without harmful side effects.

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